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.
First, the big news for those who haven't been for a while - we’ve moved recently to:
The Community Center at the Marquis Community
19805 SW Boones Ferry Road
Tualatin OR 97062
Follow Boones Ferry Road south out of Tualatin. As the road narrows to one lane, stay to the right and turn right into Nasoma Lane, and then right again into the parking lot of the Community Center
Next scheduled play reading:
When: Tuesday May 15 2018 6:30pm
Where: The Community Center at the Marquis Community, 19805 SW Boones Ferry Road Tualatin OR 97062
What: "The Nerd" by Larry Shue
In the 1970s, aspiring young architect Willum Cubbert often told his friends about the debt he owes to Rick Steadman, a fellow ex-GI whom he has never met but who saved his life after he was seriously wounded in Vietnam. He has written to Rick to say that, as long as he is alive, "you will have somebody on Earth who will do anything for you"—so Willum is delighted when Rick shows up unexpectedly at his apartment on the night of his thirty-fourth birthday party. But his delight soon fades as it becomes apparent that Rick is a hopeless "nerd"—a bumbling oaf with no social sense, little intelligence and less tact. And Rick stays on and on; his continued presence leading to one uproarious incident after another, until the normally placid Willum finds himself contemplating violence.
Characters: 4 men, 2 women (20s-60s), one 8-year old child
Contact Pat Romans 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 Pat Romans at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503.524.2058.
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.