September 16, 2022

Next play reading

The Committee has gotten some suggestions about starting play readings again. An idea that we liked is to return to an earlier concept of using this activity to preview plays that FEST might be interested in performing. Since we are still thinking about launching a December production, this is a work in progress. Watch this space and please let us know if you […]
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March 8, 2022

Next Play Reading on 10th March

This month we will be reading The Murder Room, a hilarious spoof thriller play by Jack Sharkey. Come and join us for mirth, plot, twists, cats, an adulterous newly-wed, a disappearing corpse and, above all, the obligatory bedtime cocoa! If you are not on the mailing list and wish to join us, contact [email protected]
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February 16, 2020

March Play Reading

This month’s play choice is Circle Mirror Transformation by Annie Baker. In a small town in Vermont, New England, five unlikely strangers come together in their community centre for a creative drama class for adults. The free-spirited Marty, recently divorced Schulz, former actress Teresa, the self-conscious high school student Lauren, and Marty’s quiet husband, James. […]
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January 24, 2020

February Play Reading

In February we will read the Ibsen classic Hedda Gabler, featuring one of the most dramatic and tragic roles of theatre history. Although written about 130 years ago, this play is still relevant today with its psychological depths and its criticism of a society built by men which can only end up frustrating the desires […]
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January 6, 2020

January Play Reading

For the first play reading session in 2020 we have chosen The Lion and the Jewel by the Nigerian playwright Wole Soyinka. A selection of one-acts for FEATS, the Festival of European Anglophone Theatrical Societies, will also be read. We will not necessarily make a final decision but seek for the feedback of those attending […]
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December 7, 2019

December Play Reading

Since FEST is performing at the annual FEATS one-act theatre event in Den Haag next year, we will read a selection of one-act plays. The idea is not necessarily to select one of the plays we read for FEATS, but to see how the various plays come across in reading and discussion. A strong favourite […]
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November 3, 2019

November Play Reading

In November we will read Jerusalem by Jez Butterworth. “Jerusalem is a raucous, provocative new work that tells of a modern, mythic English hero: Johnny “Rooster” Byron. During the course of this Tony-nominated play, Johnny tells tales, gets drunk, does drugs, dodges the authorities, and both charms and infuriates all that he meets. The play […]
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October 9, 2019

October Play Reading

This month we will be reading For Services Rendered by Somerset Maugham. If you wish to take part in the play reading, please send a mail to [email protected] Date: Wednesday October 9th, 2019Time: 7pmVenue: Jess’s place
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August 8, 2019

August Play Reading

For this monthly play reading we have chosen the American classic All My Sons by Arthur Miller. If you wish to take part in the play reading, please send a mail to [email protected] Date: Thursday August 8th, 2019Time: 7 pmVenue: Mirjam’s place
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July 10, 2019

July Play Reading

The monthly play reading will be Detainee by Sam Graber. Detainee is a play about a decision — whether or not to torture a US citizen. Lindsey is a middle-aged college professor who drives a middle-aged van and lives in a middle-aged house. She’s a middle-aged Mom with a middle-aged husband. Detainee will be our […]
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