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 are on sale in advance until noon on the Friday the show opens. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door beginning 30 minutes prior to the performance.*

2016-17 Season


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The Young Man From Atlanta

By Horton Foote

Directed by Jim Reid

Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29, 2016 in 35below
Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

The haunting secrets of a Texas family come to light after 64 year old Will Kidder gets fired from a company where he’s worked for many years. Badly in need of money, he discovers that his wife, Lily Dale, has been sending money to the close friend of their son, Bill, recently dead from an apparent suicide. Issues in their son’s past and the nature of his relationship with his friend are never once mentioned, but permeate the mood and atmosphere throughout the play.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $6.00 (includes North Carolina state sales tax) and are on sale in advance through Friday, October 28, 2016 at 12:00 pm. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance.*

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Bus Stop

By William Inge

Directed by RoseLynn Katz

Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, 2017 in 35below
Sunday, February 26, 2017 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

When their bus gets stuck in a Kansas snowstorm, an assortment of quintessentially mid-western characters from the 1950s become stranded in a diner, gradually letting down their guards to real their private dreams and secrets. Bo, a cowboy, comically pursues Cherie, a honky tonk singer who wants nothing to do with him, an unemployed professor has a drinking problem that is the least of his worries, and the good-hearted owner of the diner enjoys an encounter with the bus driver.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $6.00 (includes North Carolina state sales tax) and are on sale in advance through Friday, February 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance.*

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All Over

By Edward Albee

Directed by Anita Chapman

Friday, April 28 and Saturday, April 29, 2017 in 35below
Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

In this poignant drama, a family keeps vigil at the deathbed of a rich and famous public figure. As pressmen wait outside for news to break, wife, mistress, adult children and best friend reminisce and bicker about the thwarted expectations, betrayals, and unresolved conflicts in their relationships with the dying man.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $6.00 (includes North Carolina state sales tax) and are on sale in advance through Friday, April 28, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance.*

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All My Sons

By Arthur Miller

Directed by Thelma Cousins

Friday, May 26 and Saturday, May 27, 2017 in 35below
Sunday, May 28, 2017 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

This powerful drama focuses on the anguish of a family whose oldest son, an army pilot, has been reported missing-in-action during World War II, and whose father, a successful, self-made manufacturer, is suspected of having knowingly sold defective airplane parts for the war effort.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $6.00 (includes North Carolina state sales tax) and are on sale in advance through Friday, May 26, 2017 at 12:00 pm. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance.*

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The Hollow

By Agatha Christie

Directed by Marianne Lyon

Friday, August 18 and Saturday, August 19, 2017 in 35below
Sunday, August 20, 2017 at the Reuter Center on UNCA’s campus

Complete with generous dashes of humor, this classic who-done-it takes us into a British manor house filled with a medley of weekend guests. When a murder is committed, it becomes clear that any number of those present have every good reason to have killed the two-timing victim.

*All shows at 2:30 pm * Tickets are $6.00 (includes North Carolina state sales tax) and are on sale in advance through Friday, August 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm. Remaining tickets will be sold at the door 30 minutes prior to the performance.*

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