The 2019-20 Concert Reading Series

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

The Dorothy L. Sayers Series
Strong Poison: Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Gaudy Night: Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Busman’s Honeymoon: Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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.

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.