Play Reading Project

Become part of our Play Reading Project (PRP):  Membership in the PRP includes wine, hors d’oeuvres and admission to four staged readings.  We fondly refer to this as our “book club for theater lovers,” due to the captivating discussion session that follows each play.

The 2017-18 Play Reading Project is helmed by Scott Davis, professor of English at CSU Stanislaus, and Salvador Vasquez, a Central Valley actor/director who studied theatre at Modesto Junior College.  They have picked a wonderful roster of plays for you this season — you’re in for a real treat!

Membership in PRP:
Membership for the entire play reading season is $40 (includes all 4 readings, wine and hors d’oeuvres).  Email for more information, or pay for your membership online at

Don’t want to commit to the entire season?  Per play membership is $10 per reading (includes wine and hors d’oeuvres).  Payable at door or online at


October 8, 2017—DOUBT by John Patrick Shanley
2005 Pulitzer for Drama
2005 Tony Award—Best Play
Following allegations of inappropriate relations in the church, a nun takes matters into her own hands to discover the truth.

December 10, 2017—TRIFLES by Susan Glaspell
A body has been found, but the murderer remains unknown. When clues begin surfacing, so does the real victim, and the power of unity solves the crime.

March 18, 2018—CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION by Annie Baker
2009 Obie Award—Best New American Play
Five strangers take an acting class, and in turn, learn things about themselves they’ve never known or imagined.

May 27, 2018—SWEAT by Lynn Nottage
2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Set in the “Rust Belt” of America during the recent recession, a group of friends begin to turn on one another after layoffs begin.