Reader’s Theater? What is that?

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The Majestic Reader’s Theater Company begins its first full season Sunday night September 29th with the Pulitzer Prize winning drama Proof by David Auburn.  Reader’s Theater differs from other forms of theater because all actors carry scripts. They use their voice, facial expression and posture to convey emotion.  Some small props and sound effects are used but there is no set or backdrop. The imagination of the audience places the actors in a specific time and location.  The reader’s theater format gives Corvallis a chance to attend contemporary works of famous modern playwrights that would otherwise not be performed here.  All performances are one evening only on the last Sunday of the month.

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The Majestic Reader’s Theater

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“I would like the world to know that a permanent reader’s theater has started at the Majestic and it is a way to enjoy contemporary plays written by prize winning authors.”

Mike Aronson – Director of Proof