It’s Only a Play by Terrence McNally
May 27th – June 19th
It’s the opening night of The Golden Egg on Broadway, and the wealthy producer is throwing a lavish party in her lavish Manhattan townhouse. Downstairs the celebrities are pouring in, but the real action is upstairs where a group of insiders have staked themselves out in the producer’s bedroom, waiting for the reviews to come in. The good-natured bonhomie with which the evening begins grows steadily crueler—and funnier—as the reviews (all bad) come in, and those assembled seek desperately to pin the blame on each other. As the curtain falls, plans are eagerly afoot for their next venture—this one sure to be the hit they have all been hoping for.
Directed by Bob Fetes.
Cast: Gary Douglas, Austin James, Della Lisi Kerr, Carla Naragon, Bill Peters, Alex Piper, Yvonne Robertson, Samuel Tanng
Reader’s Theatre Summer Festival
July 22nd – August 14th
With a new play every weekend, this flight of four performances is sure to entertain you all summer long.
[Note: All plays are subject to change. Revisions will be posted here.]
Directed by TBD
Here’s Some Quick Info:
All tickets are $20
To reserve a ticket, call our box office @ (949) 631-0288
Online ticketing available at ntaconline.com/tickets
Past Shows from This Season:
Chapter Two by Neil Simon
September 17th – October 10th
Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone, and she’s a keeper. Still, it’s a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers.
Directed by Gigi Fusco Meese.
Cast: Mitch Cohen, Thom Gilbert, Lori Kelley, and Victoria Serra.
Night Watch by Lucille Fletcher
November 18th* – December 12th
Elaine, a beautiful heiress, is battling insomnia which causes her to think she sees a murder… or didn’t she? Her husband and live-in nurse attempt to soothe and humor her while a cast of characters float in and out adding to the confusion in Elaine’s mind… all culminating in a shocking twist.
*The gala will be held on the 19th.
Directed by Sharyn Case.
Cast: Andrew Margolin, Beverly Crain, Holly Jones, Kae Werner, Randy Calcetas, Sarah Hoeven, Taylor Bannert, Vince Campbell
I Hate Hamlet by Paul Rudnick
February 18th – March 6th
After his TV series is cancelled, Andrew Rally moves to New York where he has been cast to play Hamlet in Central Park. His frustration grows as he tries to master Shakespeare and struggles to seduce his passionate, “virgin goddess” girlfriend Deirdre. Andrew is ready to give up when the ghost of legendary actor, swordsman and womanizer John Barrymore arrives to help Andrew get a grip on both Shakespeare and Deirdre. Throw in an eccentric real estate broker, a gleefully slimy Hollywood producer and Andrew’s no-nonsense agent (who years ago had an affair with Barrymore), and you’ve got a fast-paced laugh filled comedy.
Directed by Floyd Harden.
Cast: Victoria Leigh Serra, David Rodriguez, Kayla Agnew, Mary Price Moore, Eldon Callaway, Cody Aaron Hanify
The Third Story by Charles Busch
March 25th – April 17th
A faded screenwriter in the 1940s woos her troubled ex-writer son into collaborating on a screenplay. The gangster/sci-fi B-movie in their imagination unfolds before us, involving a chic crime czarina, a beautiful but icy lady scientist, and her failed and understandably bitter human cloning experiment. A third story is a Russian fairy tale the screenwriter told her son as a child about a painfully shy princess who forges a diabolical pact with a terrifying but surprisingly vulnerable old witch. The fairy tale inspires the movie, which then inspires the mother and son to mend their fractured relationship.
Directed by David Carnevale.
Cast: Terra Taylor Knudson, Cort Huckabone, Jules Ronquillo, Vita Muccia, Lori Kelley, Ben Green