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Script Club

Script Club

Presented by Little Theatre of Norfolk and Peninsula Community Theatre

Script Club is like a book club for theatre lovers! We will read play scripts instead of novels. Some plays may be considered for future seasons, while others have elements limiting the ability to produce them locally. Each play follows its own schedule of virtual meetings.

Current Series:

  • Two Hours in a Madhouse by Gary L. Blackwood: October 5 and 12
  • Lysistrata by Aristophanes: November 5 and 12

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TWO HOURS IN A MADHOUSE by Gary L. Blackwood

Facilitated by Lois Digges

The year is 1912. Driven into bankruptcy by embezzling employees, celebrated journalist Nellie Bly has embarked on a lecture tour in order to pay off her debts. Knowing that the audience won’t want to hear about anything “depressing,” she recounts the many highlights of her astounding career, including the ten days she spent in a madhouse, exposing the wretched conditions there, and her record-breaking solo voyage around the world. Actually she does far more than just recount them — she dramatizes them in lively fashion, taking on the voices and personalities of dozens of different characters, male and female, assisted by an entire wardrobe trunk full of costumes and props. Ultimately she can’t resist telling the sad story of her downfall as well, but ends the evening on a hopeful note.
Source: https://proplay.ws/madhouse/

 

Discussion Dates

  • Monday, October 5, 7pm — Act I
  • Monday, October 12, 7pm — Act II

 

Register in advance

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/script-club-two-hours-in-a-madhouse-tickets-121813522525

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.

 

Where to find the script

https://proplay.ws/scripts/madhouse.pdf

 

About Lois Digges

Lois has performed for local community theaters, most recently as Smee in Peter and the Starcatcher at Little Theatre of Norfolk. She’s a longtime ballet dancer and a short-time improv performer, and has ushered at local shows like there’s no tomorrow. Lois is currently serving on the LTN board of directors.

 
 

LYSISTRATA by Aristophanes

Facilitated by Moriah Joy

Lysistrata is an ancient Greek comedy by Aristophanes, originally performed in classical Athens in 411 BC. It is a comic account of a woman’s extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War between Greek city states by denying all the men of the land any sex, which was the only thing they truly and deeply desired.

 

Discussion Dates

  • Thursday, November 5, 7pm — First half
  • Thursday, November 12, 7pm — Second half

 

Register in advance

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/script-club-lysistrata-by-aristophanes-tickets-121814016001

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Zoom meeting.

 

Where to find the script

 

About Moriah Joy

Moriah Joy graduated from VCU with a degree in theatre performance with a minor in English. She has also worked with Arts Alive and various educational departments to teach theatre.