Play Readings

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On the last Sunday of each month, (some exceptions) the Guild hosts FREE Play Readings. These are intended to encourage contemporary writers, actors, potential directors and anyone interested in hearing new, old, and sometimes obscure scripts come to life through a reading.

Play readings are presented at no cost to the audience (a hat may be passed around). During the COVID times, this all happens in the main hall at the Guild at 1 p.m.   No tickets required – all are welcome.

June 27, 2021  1:00 p.m. ***New Date

Drinking Alone, by Norm Foster

Play readings are surprisingly captivating and they allow us to engage actors with minimal rehearsal and potentially risky interaction during pandemic times.
Simultaneously heartwarming and heartbreaking, Drinking Alone explores the comic consequences of a family torn apart and then reunited when the son hires an escort to impersonate his fiance at a family reunion.
The play readers will be Justin Boyd, Kait Duek, Caitlin O’Connor, Steve Russell and Dianne Russell.
Safety protocols will be in place. Patrons must wear masks and maintain physical distance from others. There will be NO bar service or food service. (Feel free to bring your own water bottle). Signs will direct patrons to properly maintain distance if using washrooms. Hand sanitizer will be provided and its use required upon entrance to the building. The audience size will be limited to 50.

Starts at 1:00p.m. on the main stage – Free admission. 

July 25, 2021  1:00 p.m.

The Shakespeare Club, by Dave Carley

Come and hear the latest update of this play by Canadian playwright Dave Carley, who will be in attendance at the reading.  The Shakespeare Club is a fun and funny exploration.
The play readers will include some of our local favourites…
Safety protocols will be in place. Patrons must wear masks and maintain physical distance from others. There will be NO bar service or food service. (Feel free to bring your own water bottle). Signs will direct patrons to properly maintain distance if using washrooms. Hand sanitizer will be provided and its use required upon entrance to the building. The audience size will be limited to 50.

Starts at 1:00p.m. on the main stage – Free admission. 

August 29, 2021  1:00 p.m.

Too Young to Die, by Geoff Hewitson

Come and hear the latest update of this play by local playwright Geoff Hewitson, who will be in attendance at the reading.  Too Young to Die is a dramatization based on the fascinating local history of a hanging of a young man in Peterborough.  We are hoping to hold this play reading outdoors at the actual courthouse location where the trial and sentence were carried out! Stay tuned for details as they develop.
The play readers will include some of our local favourites…

Starts at 1:00p.m. location TBD – Free admission. 

February 28, 2021  1:00p.m.

Wrong Turn at Lungfish, by Garry Marshall and Lowell Ganz

WAS A FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE!!!

Thanks to Bea Quarrie for organizing and Marion Griffin for reading stage directions, and THANKS to our great cast of readers…
Peter Ravenswaal … David Geene
Nurse … Liz Moody
Anita Merendino … Laura Lawson
Dominic De Caesar … Andrew Little

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