Lind House Play Reading Series

The Alice Lind Play Reading Society began with a proposal from the NUACT (later State Street Theatre) Board of Directors to the Board of the Lind House to participate in a joint venture, After several meetings, the first reading occurred on May 8, 2012 with a reading of “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen. There has been an uninterrupted play reading schedule since the founding,

  • The series is named after the former Governor’s wife, Alice Lind, a supporter of social causes and literacy.
  • The Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 622 Center Street in New Ulm, dedicated to the idea that reading and listening to plays allows the participants to understand the words and themes of the author more clearly than in some performances.
  • Attendance is free.
  • Plays are selected with the criteria that they are great pieces of literature and contain universal truths and/or significant themes. Many selections have won a Tony Award, Nobel or Pulitzer Prize for literature. Suggestions are always welcome for the following season.
  • Volunteers  read parts throughout the evening. Depending on attendance, the lead roles may be read by several people for each act or scene. Persons attending do not have to read or may request smaller roles.
  • To make reservations, leave a name and phone number on the voicemail at the State Street office (507) 359-9990 along with how many will be in your party.

For more information about the play reading options, contact Gene Brand (507) 226-3123. For more information about the Lind House, contact (507) 354-8802. If you would like to be on the monthly mailing list, email us at execdir@statestreetnew ulm.org.


The Sixth (and Current) Season

  • Jan 10, 2017: Fences (August Wilson)
  • Feb 14, 2017: Equus (Peter Shaffer)
  • Mar 14, 2017: Mother Courage (Bertold Brecht)
  • Apr 11, 2017: Macbeth (William Shakespeare)
  • May 9, 2017: Biloxi Blues (Neil Simon)
  • Jun 13, 2017: Sunrise at Campobello (Dore Schary)
  • Jul 11, 2017: Heidi Chronicles (Wendy Wasserman)
  • Aug 8, 2017: Grease! musical (Jacobs, Casey & Ferrar)
  • Sep 12, 2017: Becket (Jean Anouilh)
  • Oct 10, 2017: The Subject Was Roses (Frank Gilroy)
  • Nov 14, 2017: Ghosts (Henrik Ibsen)
  • Dec 12, 2017: You Can’t Take It with You (Kauffman & Hart)

The Fifth Season

  • Jan 2, 2016: Cyrano de Bergerac (Edmund Rostand)
  • Feb 9, 2016: Kiss Me, Kate (Cole Porter, S&B Spewack)
  • Mar 8, 2016: RUR (Karol Capek)
  • Apr 12, 2016: The Tempest (William Shakespeare)
  • May 10, 2016: Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)
  • Jun 14, 2016: Sweet Bird of Youth (Tennessee Williams)
  • Jul 12, 2016: Adam & Eve (Mark Twain, D. Birney)
  • Aug 9, 2016: All My Sons (Arthur Miller)
  • Sep 13, 2016: Modern Prophet (New play by Sam Graber)
  • Oct 11, 2016: The Ice Man Cometh (Eugene O’Neill)
  • Nov 8, 2016: League of Youth (Henrik Ibsen)
  • Dec 13, 2016: The Lion in Winter (James Goldman)

The Fourth Season

  • Jan 13, 2015: Our Town (Thornton Wilder)
  • Feb 10, 2015: Blithe Spirit (Noel Coward)
  • Mar 10, 2015: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Tennessee Williams)
  • Apr 14, 2015: King Lear (William Shakespeare)
  • May 12, 2015: The School for Scandal (Richard Brinsley Sheridan)
  • Jun 9, 2015: Uncle Vanya (Anton Chekhov)
  • Jul 14, 2015: Noises Off (Michael Frayn)
  • Aug 11, 2015: A Member of the Wedding (Carson McCullers)
  • Sep 8, 2015: Cyrano de Bergerac (Edmond Rostand)
  • Oct 13, 2015: A View from the Bridge (Arthur Miller)
  • Nov 10, 2015: Camelot (Lerner and Loewe)
  • Dec 8, 2015: The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde)

The Third Season

  • Jan 14, 2014: Amadeus (Peter Schaffer)
  • Feb 11, 2014: Grapes of Wrath (Frank Galati)
  • Mar 11, 2014: Fences (August Wilson)
  • Apr 8, 2014: Bus Stop (William Inge)
  • Jun 10, 2014: A Man for All Seasons (Robert Bolt)
  • Jul 8, 2014: The Petrified Forest (Robert E. Sherwood)
  • Aug 12, 2014: Elephant Man (Bernard Pomerance)
  • Sep 9, 2014: Mr. Roberts (T. Heggen and J. Logan)
  • Oct 14, 2014: Idiot’s Delight (Robert E. Sherwood)
  • Nov 11, 2014: War Horse (Nick Stafford)
  • Dec 9, 2014: Luther (John Osborne)

The Second Season

  • Jan 8, 2013: Witness for the Prosecution (Agatha Christie)
  • Feb 12, 2013: Our American Cousin (Tom Taylor)
  • Mar 12, 2013: Long Day’s Journey Into Night (Eugene O’Neill)
  • Apr 9, 2013: The Diary of Anne Frank (Goodrich/Hackett)
  • May 14, 2013: The Skin of Our Teeth (Thornton Wilder)
  • Jun 11, 2013: A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Shakespeare/DeVere)
  • Jul 9, 2013: South Pacific (Hammerstein/Logan)
  • Aug 13, 2013: The Odd Couple (Neil Simon)
  • Sep 10, 2013: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (Edward Albee)
  • Oct 8, 2013: Amadeus (Peter Shaffer)
  • Nov 12, 2013: Death of a Salesman (Arthur Miller)
  • Dec 10, 2013: The Glass Menagerie (Tennessee Williams)

The First Season

  • May 8, 2012: A Doll’s House (Henrik Ibsen)
  • Jun 12, 2012: The Crucible (Arthur Miller)
  • Jul 10, 2012: Pygmalion (George B. Shaw)
  • Aug 14, 2012: A Streetcar Named Desire (Tennessee Williams)
  • Sept 11, 2012: A Raisin in the Sun (Lorraine Hansberry)
  • Oct 9, 2012: The Little Foxes (Lillian Hellman)
  • Nov 13, 2012: Six Characters in Search of an Author (Luigi Pirandello)
  • Dec 11, 2012: The Man Who Came to Dinner (Kauffman/Hart)

 


 

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