The Book Shelf

Listen to all of our Off the Shelf: Poetry Out Loud and Off the Shelf: Short Stories Out Loud offerings here!

While these Off the Shelf offerings are free to listen to, donations to support production costs are much appreciated. Donate to support our Off the Shelf series here.

Off the Shelf: Poetry Out Loud

Available permanently on YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram

Releases of poems performed by actors you have come to know here at the Playhouse.

Off the Shelf: Poetry Out Loud Presentations

"A Song from the Suds" by Louisa May Alcott, performed by Andrea Stradling (A Christmas Story 2017 & 2018, Little Women 2019)
"Annabel Lee" by Edgar Allen Poe, performed by Kodi Jackman (
Yellow Face 2019 & 2020, "The Set of Poe" 2020)
From War is Kind by Stephen Crane, performed by SMP Interim Artistic Director Gary Lamb
"Grown Up" by Edna St. Vincent Millay, performed by Christa Backstrom

"'Hope' is the thing with feathers" by Emily Dickinson, performed by Ferrell Marshall (The Belle of Amherst 2017)
"Leisure" by William Henry Davies, performed by Christian Lebano
"Of Mere Being" by Wallace Stevens, performed by Stuart W. Howard (The Immigrant 2018)
"Oh Captain! My Captain" by Walt Whitman, performed by Michael Hoag ("The Set of Poe" 2020)
"The Road Not Taken" by Robert Frost, performed by Christian Lebano


Off the Shelf: Short Stories Out Loud

Available permanently on YouTubeFacebook, and Instagram following the real-time premieres

Releases of full-cast, audio-only short story offerings (originally presented via real-time premiere).

Off the Shelf: Short Stories Out Loud Presentations


"A Journey" by Edith Wharton, adapted and directed by Christian Lebano, with Bernard Addison, Cora Backstrom, Roxanne Barker, Christopher Cappiello, Julia Davis, Christian Lebano, Rachel McLaughlan, and Dale Sandlin


"Back Porch" by Chris Offutt, adapted and directed by Christian Lebano, with Anne Gee Byrd, Jackson Kendall, and Chris Offutt


"Pie Dance" by Molly Giles, adapted and directed by Christian Lebano, with Donna Simone Johnson, Jill Maglione, Cora Backstrom, Maya Bornstein, and Monet Hernandez


"The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell, adapted and directed by Gary Lamb, with Gary Lamb, Bill Mendieta, Saige Spinney, and Matthew Williamson


"The Ransom of Red Chief" by O. Henry, adapted by Christian Lebano, directed by Gary Lamb, with Christian Lebano, Dale Sandlin, Saige Spinney, Matthew Williamson, and Gary Lamb


"The Revolt of the Evil Fairies" by Ted Poston, adapted and directed by Christian Lebano, with Marc Antonio Pritchett, Donna Simone Johnson, and Onederful Martin


"The Set of Poe" by George Ade, adapted and directed by Christian Lebano, with Michael Hoag and Kodi Jackman

Check out our other past virtual offerings, including our scene from The Final Tour by Doug Cooney in our Past Events Archive!

While these Off the Shelf offerings are free to listen to, donations to support production costs are much appreciated. Donate to support our Off the Shelf series here.
 

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