Play Reading Project

The Play Reading Project at Prospect Theater

We fondly refer to this as our “book club for theater lovers,” due to the captivating discussion session that follows each play. We invite you to subscribe to PTP’s Play-Reading Project which focuses on reading, hearing, and discussing unique theater works. We 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. 

ELECTRICIDAD

by Luis Alfaro

October 13, 2019

Luis Alfaro has updated the story of Electra from ancient Greece to a modern Los Angeles barrio.  This modern twist on the Greek tragedy—a tale of exile, migration, mourning, and community—catches your breath with both laughter and sorrow.

THE DEAD

by James Joyce

December 8, 2019

A Reader’s Theater adaptation.  Gabriel Conroy and his wife Gretta attend his two aunts’ annual Christmas dinner party.  Gretta is reminded of her young love and his tragic death.  Gabriel muses philosophically about death and the dead and about his own morality.  “Considered one of the greatest short stories ever written.

GLORIA

By Branden Jacobs-Jenkins

March 29, 2020

An ambitious group of 20-something editorial assistants at a Manhattan magazine each hope for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn 30. When an ordinary workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story to become higher than ever.

SWITZERLAND

By Joanna Murray-Smith

May 24, 2020

Somewhere in the Swiss Alps, the grand dame of best-selling crime literature Patricia Highsmith lives alone with an impressive collection of books, guns and knives. When a mysterious visitor arrives at her secluded home, her love of fictional murders becomes a dangerous reality.