Comedies, sibling rivalry, historical events and an early version of a reality show are among the topics the new Readers’ Theater season will broach. The series kicks off Oct. 17 with a double bill, “Billboard” by Charles Hart and “The Prodigals” by Stephen Gnojewski.
“Billboard” is a trip down memory lane as a radio station sponsors a contest requiring the characters to live on a billboard over a freeway for as long as they can. In “The Prodigals” a son leaves home and returns years later to a sister and a mother who still live in a tangled parable which includes a father who doesn’t really exist anymore.
Readers’ Theater gives drama lovers the opportunity to sit in on the initial readings of plays before they are staged. At Readers’ Theater performances actors “perform” the play sitting at a table. There are no costumes or sets, only the drama expressed through the actors.
All readings begin at 7 p.m. in the Ballinger Room of the Shoreline Center, located at 18560 1st Ave NE in Shoreline. The readings are free.
The Readers’ Theater series is produced by the Shoreline-LFP Arts Council. For more information call 206-417-4645 or visit www.shorelinearts.net.