A staged reading is one of several varieties of the dramatic form known as Readers Theatre, in which the common denominator is that actors perform from scripts instead of memorizing lines. Stratford Players often use music stands to hold scripts so our actors' hands are free. Our productions usually have our actors making entrances and exits as would happen in a full production.
In the version of Readers Theatre known as Chamber Style, the performance may eliminate music stands and employ a set, props, and other aspects of a full production.
Regardless of the style of the staged reading, the result is a fully engaging “theatre of the mind”.
Actors, free from the pressure of memorizing lines and stage movements, are able to immerse themselves completely in the characters and the story, often delivering some of their finest performances.
Only one essential ingredient remains to make this theatrical experience complete… and that is you. Please come join us for a relaxing afternoon.
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