Play Reading SIG
Do you love reading plays? Our SIG gives participants a chance to read aloud and analyze scenes and characters from prize-winning plays.
We meet once or twice per month for two hours, usually on a Friday afternoon, so as not to conflict with other OLLI courses. During the year we are open to suggestions as to which plays to read, while in the summer, when hopefully theatres will resume performances, we choose plays that we can both read and view.
We encourage our members to prepare and lead discussions on plays that interest them. Thriving on group participation, we allow two sessions to cover each one. Particular editions are selected that can be ordered online or from the Lenox Bookstore.
In the past our meetings have been in person but this year our group has been very successful on Zoom. We hope to see you there!
Schedule of Forthcoming Play Reading Events
Our upcoming meetings are:
Friday, Sept. 24 (3:00 - 5:00 pm) Buried Child by Sam Shepard led by Rachel Brier
Friday, Oct. 15 (3:00 - 5:00 pm) Buried Child by Sam Shepard (continuation) led by Rachel Brier
Friday, Oct. 29 (3:00 - 5:00 pm) Eugene Ionesco's The Chairs led by Barbara Waldinger
Friday, Nov. 12 (3:00 - 5:00 pm) The Chairs (continuation) led by Peter Podol
*The link to the Zoom meeting will be forwarded shortly. Note: the link is the same every meeting until further notice. Should you have difficulty signing on, please contact the OLLI office (413) 236-2190 or (413) 236-2193.
All meetings are 3:00 - 5:00 pm unless specified in advance.
The editions we will be using for the upcoming plays are as follows:
Sam Shepard Seven Plays (contains True West, Buried Child, Curse of the Starving Class, The Tooth of Crime, La Turista, Tongues, Savage/Love). Available at The Bookstore in Lenox (413) 637-3390 for $17.00. Also available through online booksellers (Amazon, for example, has numerous used copies from $1.25).
Eugene Ionesco The Bald Soprano & Other Plays (contains The Bald Soprano, The Lesson, Jack or The Submission, The Chairs). Available at The Bookstore in Lenox (413) 637-3390 for $16.00. Also available through online booksellers (Amazon has used copies from $1.25).
Also, check your local libraries for availability of the plays.
OLLI THEATER PARTY - THE CHAIRS - The theater party for Eugene Ionesco's THE CHAIRS at Shakespeare & Co. is October 13 @ 7:30 pm. Call the box office and tell them you're an OLLI member to get the discount.