Thanks to the late Roy McChesney for beginning this group. He entertained us in the production by the Manatee Players of The Morning’s At Seven by Paul Osborn at the Manatee Performing Arts new Theater. The play reading is continuing under the direction of Lois Stilley. Join us the first and third Fridays of every month at 1:30 and let loose the Barrymore ghost that lives within us all!
Each year the Play Reading Ensemble entertains at the MUUF Talent Show with an original skit or two. Ed Janz, a play writer as well as reader, writes and directs a play to educate as well as entertain about a social justice issue. The first of these was about Inequality and was performed with a MUUF cast and crew.
Since inception, the group has been active with the following readings:
Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman
State of the Union by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
You Can’t Take it with You by George Kaufman and Moss Hart
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
The Importance of Being Earnest by Thornton Wilder
It’s a Wonderful Life by James Rogers
Once in a Lifetime by George Kaufman and Moss Hart
The Man Who Came to Dinner by George Kaufman and Moss Hart
Doubt by John Patrick Shanley
Life With Father, Scene 2 – His Baptism