Readers Theatre ~ Sunday, December 21, 2014

2014 11 12  POSTER for  READER's THEATREThe Miners Foundry is proud to present Readers Theatre, Directed by Tim O’Connor, on Sunday, December 21. 2014.  The intimate afternoon will feature short stories by Peter Orner, George Sanders, Randy DeVita, Rick Moody, Kate Walbert, and John Updike.  This production of Readers Theatre will feature David Iorns, Bruce Kelly, Reinette Senum, Paul Micsan, and Dru Mathies.

All proceeds of this event will directly benefit the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.   The afternoon will feature intimate cabaret table seating and a no-host bar.  Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.

Tickets are $10.00 and are available online, by phone or in person at Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch.  Ticketing fees may apply.




Act One:

“Boys” by Rick Moody ~ Read by Reinette Senum
Personal Archeology” by John Updike ~ Read by Paul Micsan
“Do Something” by Kate Walbert ~ Reader TBA

Act Two:

“Bohemians” by George Saunders ~ Read by David Iorns
The Raft” by Peter Orner ~ Read by Dru Mathies
Riding the Doghouse” by Randy DeVita ~ Read by Bruce Kelly



Photo by Akim Aginksy

Photo by Akim Aginksy

The Mission of the Miners Foundry Cultural Center is to preserve, enhance and utilize the historic Miners Foundry for cultural, educational and social activities.

The Foundry is a non profit organization, pleased to support the Nevada County theatre community.

To support cultural programming and the preservation of the historic Miners Foundry, please become a member or make a donation today.





Sierra Stages and Miners Foundry will present Arton Wednesday, October 21, 2015.  “Art”, written by Yasmina Reza, directed by Jeffrey Mason, and featuring Paul Micsan, T.E. Wolfe, and Scott Young, is the next installment of Theater By the Book, a series of informal play readings for the community.

Three longtime friends find their friendship challenged when one of them indulges a penchant for modern art by spending a fortune on a very expensive – and very white – painting.  The purchase prompts the friends to explore – and disagree – about what constitutes “art”.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the performance begins at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are a $10 suggested donation, and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, at Briar Patch Co-Op or at the door.  Ticketing fees may apply.

sierra stages

Sierra Stages is a community theater which enriches the cultural life of Nevada County by providing high quality, affordable and accessible performances for everyone. Among our goals is to create an ongoing and viable community theater in the Grass Valley and Nevada City area.


Reader’s Theater


The Miners Foundry will present Tim O’Connor’s Reader’s Theater on Sunday, August 26, 2018.  Reader’s Theater has been called Story Time for Grown Ups, or Theatre of the Mind, and gained popularity during World War II when large stage plays were too expensive to produce.  Using minimal props, the actor and your imagination illustrate the story.  Directed by Gaylie Bell-Stewart, the show will offer the best short stories of Bret Harte, and feature performances by Shawnna Frazer, Bruce Kelly, Paul Micsan, and John Gardiner.

Doors open at 3:30 p.m. and the show begins at 4:00 p.m.  Tickets are $10 and are available online, in person or by phone at the Miners Foundry, and in person at Briar Patch C0-Op.  Ticketing fees do not apply for purchases made through the Miners Foundry Box Office.