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Once again proving that laughter is the best medicine, Max Merchen will direct “A Gap in Generations,” by Jerry Blunt, continuing the Page-to-Stage series. This comedic-farce explodes with belly-laughs as the readers discover a square in old Bologna peopled by types that could have strayed from any of Shakespeare’s classic tales.
Reader’s theater is a unique experience for audiences. In a typical theater experience, the audience is invited into the scene; but during a reader’s theater production the audience is invited into the story. Stripping a script to its barest bones–the dialogue–really pushes both actors and directors to focus their energy on developing rich characters that keep the plot moving forward without reliance on props and sets. This undertaking emphasizes the power of the words.
Each show will be followed by a meet and greet with the cast, providing the audience with a unique opportunity to socialize with the performers and crew. Coffee and cookies will be provided.
“Page to Stage: A Readers Theater Experience” will run at the Matthews Opera House and Arts Center every weekend in May with performances on Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm and Sunday matinees at 2 pm. Admission is $5 at the door.