For over fifteen years, NLT’s Readers’ Theatre has presented free events where actors read from a variety 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.

Readers’ Theatre has always been our way of giving back to the community for their support and patronage of the regular mainstage productions. We are pleased to keep this tradition going.

This year we aim to increase our outreach to diverse communities and provide space for voices that have been underrepresented on stage for far too long. Our Reader’s Theatre presentations will focus on presenting original works that explore, navigate, and elevate the diversity that is all around us.


SUNDAY MAY 15, 2022 

2:00 pm


Written by Stephen Adly Guirgis

Directed by Andre Ezeugwu

This character-driven, dark comedy revolves around the death of Sister Rose, a nun who was much loved by an uptown neighborhood’s residents. As the play begins, we discover that Sister Rose’s body has disappeared; the funeral room where the empty casket sits is closed off as a crime scene and the mourners are forced to hang around waiting for news. Due to these extraordinary circumstances, emotions are running especially high. As the characters wait, they confront each other and themselves about their shared pasts and uncertain futures.

The cast includes:

George Seylaz – Gail
Gina Sarno – Marcia
Andre Ezeugwu – Rooftop
Nick Pascarella – Balthazar
Tasha Williams – Inez
Chimera Thompson – Sonia
Natali Parra – Norca
Patrick Horan – Father Lux|
Flip – Peter Vaiknoras
Victor – Richard Pearson
Edwin – Gabriel Drouet

**This show is not suitable for children.**

**Please note all patrons of Nutley Little Theatre must show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test taken within 48 hours of the performance date. Masks are optional and are available upon request. All cast and crew members are vaccinated.**

Readers’ Theatre is a free event.

While these performances are free, donations are gratefully accepted through PayPal, GoFundMe, and Venmo at @nutleylittletheatre or by mailing a check to NLT.

All performances will be held at 47 Erie Place, Nutley, NJ
Admission is free.
For information about this or other productions, click here or 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 George Seylaz.