"Off the Page" Free Reading Series

Join us for Off The Page, our series of free monthly staged play readings! Several shows have gone on to be full-fledged Sierre Madre Playhouse productions, including "The Immigrant" and "The Gin Game"!

Donations gratefully accepted to help defray royalties.

December 10, 2018 at 7PM
The Other Place by Sharr White
Directed by Christian Lebano

"Juliana is two different women: the first, a businesslike medical researcher-turned-pharmaceutical rep; the second, a disintegrating mother distancing herself from reality. Juliana's fear about her health manifests as anger and sarcasm, and is particularly potent in scenes like one where she bites the head off her doctor for not allowing her to smoke in her office ... which is inside a hospital. Anyone can get sick, but is it the truly brilliant people who have the most trouble when control over their bodies is wrenched away?" -- Robert Kahn, MBC New York

January 28, 2019
Father of the Bride by Caroline Francke
Directed by Roxanne Barker

Mr. Banks learns that one of the young men he has seen occasionally about the house is about to become his son-in-law. Daughter Kay announces the engagement out of nowhere. Mrs. Banks and her sons are happy, but Mr. Banks is in a dither. The groom-to-be, Buckley Dunstan, appears on the scene and Mr. Banks realizes that the engagement is serious. Buckley and Kay don't want a "big" wedding—just a simple affair with a few friends! We soon learn, however, that the "few" friends idea is out. Then trouble really begins. The guest list grows larger each day, a caterer is called in, florists, furniture movers and dressmakers take over, and the Banks household is soon caught in turmoil—not to mention growing debt. When Kay, in a fit of temper, calls off the wedding, everyone's patience snaps.

"Being ushered down the theater aisles will promise a pleasant evening as Kay and Buckley prepare to walk down the chapel aisle in “Father of the Bride.”" - Blair Howell, the Deseret News

Other upcoming readings:

February 4, 2019
"Catch 22" by Joseph Heller

February 25, 2019
"Intimate Apparel" by Lynn Notage

March 25, 2019
"Shy Fox" by Larry Gelbart


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