MAKING A COMEBACK: BOLLI’S PLAY READING GROUP
FRIDAYS at 2:30 ON ZOOM
Interested? Contact Sue
firstname.lastname@example.org for meeting link & pdf copy of script (pdf versions available for sharing will be linked in the Bulletin)
There’s something about reading a play out loud together…it just kind of enriches the soul.
So, when I arrived at BOLLI five years ago and saw a Bulletin notice about a Friday afternoon play reading group, I was quick to join, But, alas, Friday afternoons, as we know, are not ideal for BOLLI gatherings. In the winter, as the days grow shorter, we itch to get home before dark, and traffic gets heavy. In the spring, as the days grow longer, we itch to get to the Cape, the Berkshires, or Maine, and traffic gets heavy. The group dwindled in number and eventually petered out altogether…
This, however, seems to be ideal time to gather for reading plays aloud together. SO–I hit the internet and gathered quite a collection of “old nuggets” (and others) in free pdf form that we might enjoy bringing to life in a “remote” way. I discovered other favorites available as e-scripts that can be screen-shared when we meet. As a result, we have quite a treasure trove of material from which to draw over the course of the coming many weeks.
Up for trying this out? At the moment, we are enjoying classic American comedy–we started off with ARSENIC & OLD LACE and then moved on to YOU CAN’T TAKE IT WITH YOU. Check the weekly BULLETIN for what comes next! Just email me at the address listed above for our Zoom meeting link and, when possible, a copy of the script.
Known in some circles as “Wurster the Wily Word Woman,” Sue has acted in, costumed, propped, stage managed, and/or directed countless plays with first grade through college students as well as community theatre groups over the course of the past six decades…more recently, she’s even started writing some as well.