Mar 26 - Jul 23 , 2018

Free Reading Series

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Join us for Off The Page, our series of free monthly staged readings of plays
Donations are gratefully accepted, to help defray royalties.


 

July 23, 2018  at 7:00 p.m.
Wings by Arthur Kopit
Directed by Christian Lebano
 
Emily Stilson, seventy years old and a celebrated former aviatrix and stunt pilot has a stroke, loses speech, herself, her place in time. Memories flood in as she attempts to relearn the basic functions of everyday life. Aided by a dedicated young therapist, Emily’s flights of memory and emotion create an evocative portrait of the ability of the human spirit to renew and survive. An actress' tour-de-force.
 
"Wings is a brilliant work; complex at first glance yet utterly lucid; it mounts and soars … like the airplane that serves as its distant motif." - New York Times


 
August 20, 2018
Kalamazoo by Michelle Kholos Brooks and Kelly Younger
Directed by Nikki Hevesy
 
Peg and Irv, two quirky but endearing baby-boomers, bravely venture into the world of modern dating.  But when these opposites attract, they discover that love isn't any easier the second time around.  Winner of the Riva Shiner Comedy Award.
 
"...the banter in this play is both hilarious and startlingly honest.  It just rings true in ways that can be surprising and shocking, but always satisfying." - EncoreMichigan.com
 
 
September 24, 2018
Butterflies are Free
by Leonard Gershe
Directed by Bob Hakman
 
Young Don Baker, the hero of his mother's children's book series, "Donny Dark" has been blind since birth, his overprotective mother following his every move. Don finally decides to take his own apartment in Manhattan and pursue his songwriting ambitions. When she meets his kooky neighbor, sexy actress Jill, Mrs. Baker's controlling instincts go into overdrive with hilariously touching results.
 
"A lovely play. It is funny when it means to be, sentimental when it is so inclined, and heartwarming." - New York Daily News

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