READERS THEATRE SHOWCASE

The Autumn Players Readers Theatre Showcase was initiated by and is dedicated to the
memory of Bernie Hauserman (1937 – 2009).
 

*All shows at 2:30 pm * All tickets on sale at door one hour prior to the performance.*

2014-15 Season

Other Desert Cities

By Jon Robin Baitz

Directed by Anita Chapman

Friday, October 31 and Saturday, November 1, 2014 in 35below
Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

In this contemporary drama set in Palm Springs, a grown up daughter presents her parents with her soon to be published memoir in which she challenges the integrity of their actions around a tragic event in the past.  The ensuing confrontation threatens to splinter the family and compels her to face the difference between memory and truth.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $6.00 (includes North Carolina state sales tax) and are on sale at the door one hour prior to the performance.*

Any Wednesday

By Muriel Resnick

Directed by Walter Goodrich

Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28, 2015 in 35below
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

“A happy comedy with the giddy bubble of champagne”, in the words of one reviewer, this presents a quartet of contentious characters: a wealthy businessman who cheats on his wife, his loyal wife who’s kept in the dark, the husband’s young mistress who longs to finally get married, and a client who first assumes that the mistress must be a general offering for all those who do business with the firm. All characters get their just rewards as the plot rolls merrily to its end.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $6.00 (includes North Carolina state sales tax) and are on sale at the door one hour prior to the performance.*

Humble Boy

By Charlotte Jones

Directed by Andy Reed

Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2015 in 35below
Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

In this rich, quirky comedy, Felix, a brilliant, insecure Cambridge astrophysicist, comes home for his father’s funeral, only to learn that his mother has dumped her husband’s beloved bees—and has long been having an affair with a family friend. Funny, multi-textured, and touching.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $6.00 (includes North Carolina state sales tax) and are on sale at the door one hour prior to the performance.*

The Vanishing Point

By Nedra Roberts

Directed by Beth Ely

Friday, June 26 and Saturday, June 27, 2015 in 35below
Sunday, June 28, 2015 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

Trouble aplenty brews in southern Louisiana just before Hurricane Katrina. Not only is the coastline at grave environmental risk, but the St. Pe family is at risk of falling apart. Estranged son, Pierre St. Pe, an environmental engineer, returns home to deal with both his father, a fisherman bound to the old Cajun ways he’s always followed, and his brother who is now romantically linked with Pierre’s former girlfriend. The ending takes us to new possibilities, both for the environment, and for easing inter-generational conflict in a tumultuously changing world.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $6.00 (includes North Carolina state sales tax) and are on sale at the door one hour prior to the performance.*

Two One Act Plays

The Browning Version By Terence Rattigan
Goodbye, Howard by Romulus Linney

Directed by Jim Reid

Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29, 2015 in 35below
Sunday, August 30, 2015 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

The Browning Version is a searching, sensitive portrait of Andrew Crocker-Harris, a professor at an English public school. Once a brilliant scholar, he now must face the fact that his career, due to his rigid insistence on rules and regulations, has been a failure. His realization leads to a farewell address before a school assembly which is one his students will never forget. Goodbye, Howard is a delightful comedy involving three rich and wacky Southern sisters who gather in the lobby of a small hotel to keep watch over their gravely ill brother. There they meet a well-meaning youth from the backwoods who is every bit as wacky as they are. When they mistakenly come to believe that their brother has died, pandemonium breaks out.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $6.00 (includes North Carolina state sales tax) and are on sale at the door one hour prior to the performance.*