The Play Reading Project at Prospect Theater
PTP’s Play-Reading Project focuses on reading, hearing, and discussing unique theater works. We fondly refer to this as our “book club for theater lovers,” due to the captivating discussion session that follows each play. We ordinarily meet on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 pm throughout the season and admission includes hors-d’oeuvres and a seminar-style discussion with the Project Directors and Actors. During the current health concerns, we’ll be offering these events online. As soon as we can return to live, in-house events, we will. More information on the precise format of each event is forthcoming.
NOTE: a pass to ALL FOUR Play Reading Project shows is included with the Regular Season Ticket.
The Lonely Planet
by Steven Dietz
October 3, 2020 (Performance), Streaming
October 4, 2020 (Talkback), Streaming
In a contemporary riff on Ionesco’s The Chairs, Jody, worldly and knowledgeable, owns a small map store on the oldest street in an American city. His friend Carl visits often, but seems to lie a lot about his life and occupation. Jody finds that a chair has been placed in his store one day; he doesn’t know it, but Carl put it there. Pretty soon, the store is littered with empty chairs.
by Amiri Baraka
December 5, 2020 (Performance), Streaming
December 6, 2020 (Talkback), Streaming
Strangers meet on a subway train in Baraka’s political allegory of black and white relations.
April 17, 2021 (Performance), Streaming
April 18, 2021 (Talkback), Streaming
By Joanna Murray-Smith
May 29, 2021 (Performance), Streaming
May 30, 2021 (Talkback), Streaming
Somewhere in the Swiss Alps, grand dame of crime fiction Patricia Highsmith lives with an impressive collection of books and a somewhat sinister assortment of guns and knives. She finds solace in her solitude, her cats, her cigarettes. When a mysterious international visitor arrives at her secluded home, her love of fictional murders becomes a dangerous reality.