PLAY READING CLUB APP

Join Theatre Arlington for staged readings of new or contemporary works and stay for a talkback with the cast and director afterwards.

Don’t worry: no homework required and “Theatre BARlington” is open!

All shows 7:30pm in Theatre Arlington’s newly renovated lobby.

UPCOMING DATES:

April 22 & 23, 2022:
American Son by Christopher Demos-Brown
Directed by Ken’Ja L. Brown

An estranged bi-racial couple must confront their feelings about race and bias after their son is detained and appears to be missing following a traffic stop incident. With unrelentingly high tension on every level–maternal, marital, societal–the audience is on the edge of their seat while this couple tries to find out what has happened to their son.



July 24 & 25, 2022:
Fade by Tanya Saracho

Directed by Diana Story

When Lucia, a Mexican-born novelist, gets her first TV writing job, she feels a bit out of place on the white male dominated set. Lucia quickly becomes friends with the only other Latino around, a janitor named Abel. As Abel shares his stories with Lucia, similar plots begin to find their way into the TV scripts that Lucia writes. Fade is a play about class and race within the Latinx community, as well as at large, and how status does not change who you are at your core.


September 9 & 12, 2022:
Fat Pig
by Neil LaBute

How many insults can you hear before you stand up and defend the woman you love? Tom faces that question when he falls for Helen, a bright, funny, sexy young woman who happens to be plus sized. Forced to explain his relationship to his shallow (although shockingly funny) friends, he finally comes to terms with his own preconceptions of the importance of conventional good looks. Neil Labute’s sharply drawn play not only critiques our adherence to Hollywood ideals of beauty but also questions our own ability to change what we dislike about ourselves.


October 21 & 22, 2022:
Cowboy versus Samurai
by Michael Golamco
Directed by Oscar Seung

A laugh-out-loud, romantic comedy exploring the sexual dynamics that surface around race when an attractive Korean American woman moves to town. Travis Park is a high school English teacher and the only Korean American living in a dusty cowboy town known as Breakneck. Wyoming. When a gorgeous, whip smart Asian American woman moves into town, he immediately falls for her; the only problem is she only dates white men. In this strangely funny and often moving retelling of Edmond Rostand’s Cyrano De Bergerac, one man must choose allegiance between his cowboy friend ( a dim, handsome, Caucasian P.E. teacher named Del) and his Asian Brother with a capital-B (crazed, militant Asian of unknown origin, Chester) He must choose between the Asian American and the American within himself–between Cowboy Vs Samurai–in pursuit of a love that may only be as real as the love letters he writes for someone else.

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