We schedule frequent play readings to help the play selection committee hear a script come to life, but even more importantly, to allow people who may not have the time or the courage to take on a role in our staged productions to have a chance to exercise their voice as an actor. Reading the script in this informal supportive setting provides “safe” opportunities for actors to practice “cold” readings of unfamiliar material. At the end of the reading, we solicit opinions from both readers and listeners about the suitability of the show for the M&M stage.
Next scheduled play reading:
When: Tuesday May 16 2017 6:30pm
Where: Community Room at the Tualatin Library, 18878 SW Martinazzi Ave., Tualatin OR
What: "The Runner Stumbles" by Milan Stitt
A young nun has died under mysterious circumstances in a remote parish in northern Michigan, and her superior, Father Rivard, has been charged with her murder. The action alternates between interrogations, testimony and scenes from the past which reveal that Father Rivard, who had been banished to the small, up-country parish, fell in love with Sister Rita; and when circumstances forced her to move into the rectory with him, his anguish became unbearable. Their relationship, inevitably, spelled tragedy, but not until the explosive and surprising climax of the play is the full extent of their sacrifice made clear and the identity of the murderer revealed.
No specific ages or character descriptions, but Sister Rita and Louise should be on the young side and Mrs. Shandig is older.
Father Rivard (priest)
Erna Prindle: parishioner
Sister Rita (nun)
Mrs. Shandig: housekeeper
Contact Kathryn using the information below to register your interest in reading one of the roles. Assigning roles in advance saves us precious time at the reading. If you would like to read a role or have questions, please email Play Selection Committee Chair Kathryn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.644.5304.
If you do not wish to read, we still need you. You are welcome to watch and listen and take part in a short discussion after the reading.