Caltech Playreaders: Theater of the Imagination
62nd Season: “Fact? or Fantasy?”
About the Playreaders
The Playreaders, an informal study group, meet six evenings during the academic year at the Athenaeum, reading plays script-in-hand before an audience of Caltech/JPL friends. There are no formal auditions; traditionally no props, costumes, or sets, but minimally at director’s discretion; brief introduction precedes the play, sherry and refreshments after with opportunity for mingling and discussion. All members of the Caltech/JPL community are cordially invited. No reservations needed for the reading, but if you plan to dine at The Athenaeum beforehand (reservations requested at 626/395-8200), you are welcome to join the Playreaders table, which is seated at promptly at 6:00 p.m. to make the 8:00 p.m. curtain time. The table need not be full before ordering.
If you would like to read a part, introduce yourself to casting coordinators Diana St. James (saintj(at)its.caltech.edu) or Ashley Stroupe (ashley_stroupe(at)yahoo.com).
To receive information about upcoming shows, please subscribe to the Playreaders email list: https://utils.its.caltech.edu/mailman/listinfo/playreaders
Tuesday, May 7, The Athenaeum Hall of Associates, 8:00pm
Bunbury by Tom Jacobson, directed by Cara King, assistant direction by Ashley Stroupe
Bunbury trades witticisms with his butler, dines on watercress sandwiches, and thinks himself a real person, never realizing that he’s actually a fictitious, never-seen character from Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest. But when the equally fictitious Rosaline from Romeo and Juliet shows up at his door, the two characters find they have the power to change literary history -- and possibly real history as well.
Nominated for two Ovation Awards on its debut, this fast and hilarious farce by award-winning playwright Tom Jacobson has been called “sparklingly written,” “seriously clever,” “moving,” and “magnificent.”
|Tuesday, May 7||
Bunbury, by Tom Jacobson; directed by Cara King, ass’t director Ashley Stroupe
|Wednesday, Oct 8||
Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare.
Playreaders are co-sponsored by the CWC and the Athenaeum.