Readers’ Theatre

January 15, 2023!

Amazons and their Men
by Jordan Harrison

Directed by Beatriz Esteban-Messina

The Frau used to direct beautiful films for a fascist government. Now she’s trying to make a film that’s simply beautiful. The Frau casts herself in the lead role of the Amazon queen Penthesilea, who falls in love with Achilles on the battlefield of the Trojan War. She recruits a man from the Jewish ghetto to play her Achilles. Her own sister, a long-suffering extra, plays all the nameless Amazons killed in the background. With chariot crashes and adoring close-ups, it all has the makings of a glamorous war. But when telegrams start to arrive from the Minister of Propaganda, it becomes impossible for the Frau to ignore the real war outside her soundstage. A darkly comedic look at the role of artists during wartime, Amazons and Their Men is inspired by the life and work of Leni Riefenstahl.

Janna Epstein as The Frau
Deke Stoklosa as The Man
Katherine Reardon as The Extra
Mitchell Torres as The Boy

All performances will be held at:
47 Erie Place, Nutley, NJ

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 George Seylaz or L.A. Mars at:

Readers’ Theatre is a free event. Please consider supporting.

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.


Vaccination Requirements

Please note all patrons of Nutley Little Theatre. There are no vaccination requirments at this time.  Masks are optional and are available upon request