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 NOVEMBER 7, 2021
Olive Fisher is an elderly character actress whose claim to fame were the iconic “Gimme the Sausage” commercials of the 1980s. She is a classic New York curmudgeon, at war with the world and in particular her next door neighbors. Her closed-off life is shaken by the appearance of a spectral male figure viewed through her living room mirror. A series of strange and outrageous coincidences reveals that the man in the mirror has intimate links to everyone in Olive’s world and most revealingly to Olive, encouraging her that it’s never too late to change one’s life.
Readers’ Theatre is a free event.
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.