Along with our regular productions, NLT also presents Readers’ 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.

We are looking forward to presenting this year’s slate of Readers’ Theatre productions–our gift to our patrons for their support throughout the season. We will be presenting free readings of plays we could not otherwise offer due to our size limitations. Production titles will be announced as they are known, but in the meantime, put the following dates on your calendars, and join us for a Sunday afternoon of an eclectic mix of interesting shows. Readers’ Theatre productions will be offered on October 6, 2019, January 12, 2020, March 8, 2020, and May 17, 2020.

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 Victoria Chalk.

Readers’ Theatre is a free event. Donations at the performance are accepted and appreciated.

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Dear Nutley Little Theatre Patrons, Members, and Supporters,

Thank you for coming to our performances at Nutley Little Theatre over the past 85 years. We hope that you and your family are safe and well.

We are closely monitoring the evolving coronavirus situation as the safety and security of our theatergoers, members, families and volunteers are our highest priority.

We are following the lead of our city, state and federal elected officials as we implement strategies recommended by public health authorities and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).

Because of the current COVID-19 pandemic we are doing the following, and will continue to update our website, mailing lists, and social media accounts as things develop:

  1. We have suspended all performances, Readers’ Theatre events and Monthly General Membership meetings until further notice.
  2. We have developed a strategy in the case that restrictions are lifted where we can extend our traditional end of season deadline in an attempt to be able to stage one or both of our remaining productions this season.
  3. Board meetings will continue in order to ensure continuity for the operations of the Theatre via Conference Bridge.
  4. For our members, we will be emailing the minutes of the Theatre’s Board Meetings in order to keep them appraised of the activities and decisions of the Board during this time.

We remain vigilant, and we are prepared to make decisions based on current recommendations, as well as in response to changing conditions.

The Nutley Little Theatre Board wishes everyone a safe and healthy passage through these difficult times!

Nick Pascarella