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2021 STAGED READINGS

FREE One-Night-Only Events: Invite Only

We invite you to experience these exclusive, exceptional staged readings and give us your feedback as to what you would like to see on the MainStage for our 42nd Season.

American Othello

By Joyce Van Dyke, directed by Myriam Cyr

 

The 1940s wartime production of Othello, the first racially integrated production of the play in America, starred Paul Robeson, José Ferrer as Iago, Uta Hagen (his then wife) as Desdemona, and Margaret Webster who also directed and co-produced with Robeson.  It changed theatre history – and upended the lives of all four actors. Now, a surprise reunion years later fans new flames.

 

SEP 16 | 3:30 PM

Dostoevskaya

By Richard McElvain

 

Dostoevskaya traces the extraordinary 15 year relationship between Dostoevsky and his second wife Anna. They meet because he must write a book in 25 days or lose the rights to all his works. It is one of the great female journeys of the 19th Century. A story we should hear told.

 

SEP 23 | 7:30 PM