Charity Readers Theatre to Bring OUR TOWN to Beijing City International School, Nov 9
Charity Readers Theatre to present OUR TOWN at the Beijing City International School on November 9, 2013.
Pulitzer-Prize winning OUR TOWN is an American stage treasure that presents a timeless commentary on the transience of human existence. The play reveals the ordinary lives of the people in small town America at the turn of the 20thcentury. We follow two families as their children fall in love, marry, and eventually-in one of the most famous scenes in American theatre-die.
The three act play is performed without a set and the actors mime their actions without the use of props. Throughout Wilder uses metatheatrical devices, such as narration by a stage manager.
One performance only: Saturday, November 9, 2013 at 7:30 pm. at the Beijing City International School. Tickets: 50 RMB in advance. Children and students half price. Email the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org. 100 percent of all ticket sales are donated to charity. The beneficiary of this performance of OUR TOWN is Rural Women's Literacy Project.
Charity Readers Theatre, presented by Beijing Playhouse Drama Club, is all about acting. There are almost no costumes, no props, no sets, no lighting design, no sound design, no subtitles. It's all acting. And as it is readers theatre, actors will carry scripts to refer to. Charity Readers Theatre is an artistic process where actors rehearse for only one week. And at the end of that week, we do one performance only. It's a show in a week.
AGES: All Charity Readers Theatre shows are designed for ages six and up. Like all our shows, Our Town is a full two and a half hour show and very young children are not likely to sit still that long. We discourage children under six from attending.