Pinnacle Bank’s Play Reading Club


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!

SPONSORED BY  Opening Night Sponsored By
7:30pm in our newly renovated lobby
Doors open 6:30pm for drinks and concessions

$15.00 at the door / $17.00 online (includes $2.00 online ticket processing fee)

Reservations Strongly Suggested
Seating is Limited

Appropriate for audiences aged 16 and up

*Club Series not part of Regular Season Package



2022 Play Reading Club Series

 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.


Kendra Ellis-Connor: Victoria Angelina Cruz
Scott Connor: Rodney Honeycutt
Officer Paul Larkin: Tim Crabb
Lieutenant John Stokes: Sekou Calhoun


   July 24 & 25, 2022

Fade by Tanya Saracho
Directed by Diana Figueroa 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 Latino community, as well as at large, and how status does not change who you are at your core.

July 24 @ 7:30 pm – Buy Tickets

July 25 @ 7:30 pm – Buy Tickets

Lucia: Bethany Mejorado
Abel: Christian Arrubla
Narrator: Maria Leon Hickox


September 9 & 10, 2022

Fat Pig by Neil LaBute
Directed by Jacob Oderberg
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.   

Jeannie: Hannah Bell
Tom: Micah JL Brooks
Helen: Ellen Eberhardt
Carter: Aaron LeDay


 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 unkno0wn 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.




  • No Refunds or Exchanges. All sales are FINAL.
  • Tickets are NOT mailed. They will be emailed to you. When you arrive please show the usher your e-ticket, either on your phone or a printed version.
  • No lap seats or children under the age of 3 permitted.
  • Photography, video or audio recording is strictly forbidden.
  • Please turn off all cell phones and noise makers.
  • As of April 1, 2022: Masks/Face Coverings are now your choice for this production, per our contract with Actors’ Equity Association.