Reader's Theatre

The difference between theater and Readers’ Theatre is that there is no stage setting, and the actors read from scripts so there is not the necessity to memorize lines. However, it is not merely reading; the actors do act and interact with each other. They bring scenes to life for the enjoyment of the audience.

Members
This is a group of mostly retired men and women who have the time to rehearse and perform. However, it is open to anyone with an interest in performing.

Performance Location
At local retirement homes, senior citizen centers, stroke survivors groups, and other places by request. Some of the places where Readers’ Theatre regularly appear are:
  • Baptist Manor
  • Devonshire of Mt. Lebanon
  • South Hills Jewish Community Center
Performance Times & Meetings
Usually there are about eight performances a month, on weekdays in late morning or early afternoon. The members meet once a month to determine what play or plays will be done the following month.

Types of Performances
In keeping with the spirit of entertainment, usually short amusing pieces are chosen. Some examples are scenes from Arsenic and Old Lace and Neil Simon’s Odd Couple.

Join the Group
New members are always welcome. To join, contact a reference librarian at 412-531-1912 or via email.