On Saturday June 3rd, 2006, Readers Theater Repertory performed at the request of Springboard Productions and the Majestic Theatre in Corvallis, OR, in an evening of Readers Theatre billed as Staged Pages.
The Majestic hoped that Reader Theatre Repertory’s appearance would inspire interest in building an adult Readers Theater program in the area.
RTR was showcased as the finale to the evening, with its production of The Play’s the Thing, featuring Playwriting 101: The Rooftop Lesson, by Rich Orloff; The Appointment, by Luigi Jannuzzi; and Scribe’s Paradox, or the Mechanical Rabbit, by Mlada Imaginaire, adapted from the French by Michael Feingold.
The evening was directed by Mary McDonald-Lewis and Wendy Wilcox. “Our company just finished its fifth season staging readers theatre to full houses,” says Wilcox. “We think that says something about the viability of this kind of theatre, and we’re excited that Corvallis is interested in developing the art form there.”
The evening also included performances by the Young Readers Theater Troupe; and the newly formed Garfield Elementary School “International Gecko Readers.”
Cast members included Matthew Martin, Randy Patterson, Jeffrey Siri, Todd Van Voris, and Wendy Wilcox, among others.