The Miners Foundry is proud to present Reader’s Theatre, directed by Tim O’Connor, on Sunday, June 30, 2013.
Stories by Hemingway, McBain, Chekhov, Hughes, Barthelme, Babel, and Brautigan will be read by local performers. Volunteer readers for this performance are Paul Micsan, Drue Mathies, Dave Iorns, Renee Sprattling, Gaylie Bell-Stewart, and Carolyn Winters.
Proceeds from this event will benefit the Miners Foundry. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m. The afternoon will feature intimate cabaret table seating and a no-host bar. Tickets are $12.00 and available online, at the Miners Foundry, Briar Patch Co-Op, or at the door.
Reader’s Theatre is directed by Tim O’Connor, well known for his television acting on Peyton’s Place and Buck Rogers in the 21st Century. When asked why he chose these specific stories, Tim said, “Well, when I began to choose stories, they began to fall into a category of street action, with police involved… imitation of life events, about how hearty life can be in the oddest way, and how it affects our lives.”
Reader’s Theatre has been called many things including Theatre of the Mind and Interpreters Theatre. For the audience, the Reader’s Theatre experience is one of involvement. The audience participates with its imagination to provide the sets, costumes, and props. Skilled voice actors cause the audience to experience literature as they do.
The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance, and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational, and social activities.