The 2018-19 Concert Reading Series

Lifeline continues one of its most beloved traditions with another season of concert readings!

Cooking With Lard: Wednesday, July 18, 2018
A Child’s Christmas in Wales and A Christmas Memory: Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Love’s Labours Lost: Wednesday, March 20, 2019

What is a concert reading?
Actors will present the play reading from scripts, typically at music stands. Our concert readings are rehearsed performances with a minimal amount of movement. Occasionally, stage directions will be read if necessary for following the story. There is no scenery, but minimal sound/light/costuming effects may be incorporated.

Our returning fans liken the experience to enjoying a live radio play, with a strong focus on language and performance.

This year’s roster features:

The Southern Gothic comedy Cooking With Lard by Cindy Hanson and Cheryl Norris on July 18, directed by ensemble member Frances Limoncelli and featuring four actresses (including Lifeline Artistic Director Dorothy Milne) playing 15 characters.

A holiday pairing of ensemble member Jessica Wright Buha’s adaptation of A Child’s Christmas in Wales by Dylan Thomas, and a reading of A Christmas Memory by Truman Capote (read with permission of the Truman Capote Literary Trust) on December 5, directed by ensemble member Elise Kauzlaric.

William Shakespeare’s romantic comedy Love’s Labours Lost on March 20, 2019, directed by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric and featuring several ensemble members playing opposite their real-life spouses (including Jenifer Tyler and Peter GreenbergKatie McLean Hainsworth and Chris Hainsworth, and more).

All readings will feature numerous Lifeline ensemble actors and returning favorites.

Event Schedule
Each evening begins at 6:00pm with a light supper and wine/beer (plus conversation with Lifeline ensemble, staff, and board members). At 7:00pm, the performances start. (Script times vary, but are approximately two and a half hours in length.) An intermission allows for refills of wine or water, and after the reading coffee and dessert are served.

Tickets are only $50 for Lifeline subscribers ($75 for the general public) and can only be ordered by calling the Lifeline Box Office at 773-761-4477.