PROSPECT THEATER PROJECT PLAY READING PROJECT ACTING READING PLAYS ON MUSIC STANDS

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.

Dutchman

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.

Dutchman

Dutchman

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.

to be announced

TBA

April 17, 2021 (Performance), Streaming
April 18, 2021 (Talkback), Streaming

Switzerland

Switzerland

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.