2017-09-07 / Arts & Entertainment News

ETC... Readers Theatre bringing out new creative talent

ETC… Readers Theatre is shaking things up this season, reading more full-length plays, developing more new works and working toward staging a reading of a world premiere.

An initiative of The Naples Players, Etc… Readers Theatre presents new plays and classics with scripts in hand and without props or costumes in the Tobye Studio at Sugden Community Theatre. New playwrights, budding directors and actors who prefer a lower-stress environment than that of the main stage are welcome to join the cast of Etc… in any capacity: writer, reader, director, etc.

Here’s the lineup for the new season:

¦ “Gidion’s Knot” by Johnna Adams – A parent-teacher conference has a grieving mother and teacher tangled in the competing demands of reason, morality and family. This play is under consideration for a full production in The Naples Players’ 2018-19 season.

The reading at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, will be followed by a talk-back.

¦ “You’re Never Too Old to be Young” – An evening of five comedic and touching one-acts celebrating the ability to be young at any age.

The reading is at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12.

¦ An Evening of New Plays – The 14th year of ETC … Readers Theatre’s new play competition takes place at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 21, and features three or four original works that have never been produced.

A talk-back with the playwrights will follow the readings.

¦ One-Act Play Festival

– A celebration of two award-winning playwrights, Rich Orloff (“Adam and Eve: The Untold Story,” “Oedi”) and David Ives (“Venus in Fur,” “The Liar”), who have some of the funniest one-acts being produced today.

Readings are set for 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7, and 7 p.m. Sunday, April 8.

¦ World Premiere Reading – Etc…’s first-ever staged reading of a brand new full-length play will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6.

For information about becoming part of ETC… Readers Theatre, call Jessica Walck at 434-7340 or email jwalck@naplesplayers.org. For information about tickets, call The Naples Players box office at 263-7990. ¦

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