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.*

2013-14 Season

Hobson’s Choice

By Harold Brighouse

Directed by Arnie Sgan

Friday, November 15 and Saturday, November 16, 2013 in 35below
Sunday, November 17, 2013 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

This lighthearted comedy, set in Victorian England, surprises us with its playful feminist message. A domineering father puts his three daughters to work in his shoe shop while he gallivants around town. He dismisses his oldest daughter as an old maid without any future but she turns the tables on him to give him a real run for his money.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $5.00 and are on sale at door one hour prior to the performance.*

Come Back, Little Sheba

By William Inge

Directed by RoseLynn Katz

Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29, 2014 in 35below
Sunday, March 30, 2014 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

Set in a small Midwestern town in the days of double features at the movies, this play
focuses on Doc and Lola, a married couple who seem to live a placid, contented existence. But when their sexy young boarder plays temptress to two men at the same time, an alcohol fueled explosion rips through a marriage too long based on frustration and broken dreams.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $5.00 and are on sale at door one hour prior to the performance.*

Last of the Aztecs

By Joe Feinstein

Directed by Wayne Wheeler

Friday, April 25 and Saturday, April 26, 2014 in 35below
Sunday, April 27, 2014 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

A poignant comedy about an elderly man coming to grips with being the last of the guys in his social group to survive, as well as the impending death of his wife. When she inevitably departs, the widows of their social group gather to claim the remaining male member and long held secrets are humorously revealed.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $5.00 and are on sale at door one hour prior to the performance.*

Ghosts

By Henrik Ibsen, Translation by Christopher Hampton

Directed by Anita Chapman

Friday, May 30 and Saturday, May 31, 2014 in 35below
Sunday, June 1, 2014 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

In this classic family drama set in Norway in the 1880’s, a mother who has devoted her life to keeping up appearances finds herself haunted by the past when her son comes home with a mysterious illness.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $5.00 and are on sale at door one hour prior to the performance.*

The Lion in Winter

By James Goldman

Directed by Jim Reid

Friday, August 22 and Saturday, August 23, 2014 in 35below
Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

There’s plenty of gamesmanship mixed with driving ambition at the palace of King Henry II when the king, his wife, Eleanor of Aquitane, who has been imprisoned under her husband’s command, and their three sons gather together to determine who shall inherit the throne of England.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $5.00 and are on sale at door one hour prior to the performance.*