Reader's TheatreBeside our regular productions, NLT also presents Reader’s Theater, free events in which actors read from scripts for a unique appreciation of classic and contemporary works.

Originally developed by one of our area’s directors, Penny Potenz Winship, each play is carefully chosen to offer actors a creative challenge and the audience a creative experience.

Our Next Reading:
Sunday, January 14th at 2 pm
“Pitmen Painters”
By Lee Hall

The Pitmen Painters follows the true story of a group of miners in Newcastle, England, in the 1930s. After their day’s labor, the men gather for an art appreciation class taught by a visiting professor. Having little success at fostering appreciation by showing them photographs of famous paintings, the professor gives the men the opportunity to paint for themselves. The “Ashington Group” becomes famous in London for their artwork – so much so that one of them, Oliver Kilbourn, is offered a salary to paint by a wealthy art collector.

The cast includes Sarah Decker of Morris Plains, Michael Jay of Great Meadows, Debbie Lockwood and Bill Nutt of Hackettstown, TJ Reissner of Budd Lake, Michael Smith-Gallo and Dale Smith-Gallo of Montclair, and Noah Stanzione of Long Valley.

The multi-media presentation is directed Claire Bochenek of Budd Lake and will include projections of the actual paintings created by the real-life artists depicted in the show.

The performance will be held at 47 Erie Place, Nutley, NJ
Admission is free.
For information about this or other productions, call 973-667-0374.

Attention all NLT members:
If you are interested in performing as a reader in future productions or have any suggestions for the upcoming schedule,
please contact Jacqueline Schreiber.