After six years, staging over 120 plays and working with over 170 of the area’s actors, Readers Theatre Repertory is eager to bring its unique brand of one-hour, affordable theatre back for a challenging seventh season.
Starting off is the September show, themed “Love is a Many Screwed-Up Thing,” slated for September 14-15. Vito on the Beach, by Samuel Schwartz, and Women and Wallace, by Jonathan Marc Sherman, will be staged. “Both of these stories are about damaged people yearning to connect,” says McDonald-Lewis. “I am drawn to the resilience of the human heart, and wanted to explore that with these tales.”
The cast includes Tamara Carroll, Skeeter Greene, Pat Janowski, Aubrey Jessen, Sherilyn Lawson, Chrisse Roccaro, Michelle Kopper Seymour, Jeffrey Siri, Kelsey Tyler, and Jeffrey Watson.
RTR’s sixth season included two specially-commissioned plays and a successful fully-staged production, Address Unknown, along with its season of traditional projects. This year the company is planning several additional productions at new locations; hopes to continue creative collaboration with other companies; and will stage theatre commenting on the current political climate, along with its usual fare, always designed to amuse, confront, assuage and inspire.