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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 are ones we may consider for future seasons, while others have elements limiting the ability to produce them locally.

We are offering three options this round. Read as many as you wish!

  • Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
  • And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
  • The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare

Each play follows its own schedule of virtual meetings.

Is there a play you would like for us to read? Let us know at info@ltnonline.org.

THE WINTER'S TALE by William Shakespeare

Facilitated by Nina Martin

Are you intimidated by Shakespeare? Just don’t get all the language? Do you LOVE Shakespeare and want an excuse to read it? Join us as we read and discuss Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Arguably one of Shakespeare’s “problem plays,” The Winter’s Tale vacillates from comedy to tragedy to romance. We’ll delve into the history of the story (like many of his tales, Shakespeare “borrowed” the plot), as well as how it related to audiences of Shakespeare’s time.

 

Discussion Dates

  • Thursday, May 14 at 8pm – Act I (read in advance)
  • Thursday, May 21 at 8pm – Act II (read in advance)
  • Thursday, May 28 at 8pm – Act III (read in advance)
  • Thursday, June 4 at 8pm – Act IV (read in advance)
  • Thursday, June 11 at 8pm – Act V (read in advance)

Register in advance
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqfuGsqzotGdfoQuFLcDLLXkrkgSNM9qbr

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

Where to find the script

Amazon Kindle and Paperback: https://tinyurl.com/y9ngw853

MIT/Complete Moby Shakespeare: http://shakespeare.mit.edu/winters_tale/index.html

 

About Nina Martin

Nina Martin is the current president of Little Theatre of Norfolk. She has been involved with theater as an actor, technician, designer, and stage manager for the past 11 years, and has stage managed various entertainment products for Busch Gardens, Williamsburg. Ms. Martin holds a BA in History and English Literature from the College of William and Mary, with a focus on English History and Medieval Literature.

 

 

 

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE by Agatha Christie

Facilitated by Shelley Nowacek, Ph.D.

Gather with us as we delve into the fun and excitement of one of Agatha Christie’s most popular murder mysteries in play form (which is also a novel and a movie!), And Then There Were None! Did you know that this play has two endings? Who dunnit? We will find out as we read death by death through the play in three short evenings. And we will discuss the alternative endings when all will be revealed! Ten little soldier boys went out to dine, one choked himself and then there nine. Find out who didn’t make it through supper and who did!

 

Discussion Dates

  • Monday, May 18 at 7pm – Act I (read in advance)
  • Monday, May 25 at 7pm – Acts II & III (read in advance)

Register in advance
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJAud-6qqzkjHdS4WpMhsmITuUsCFD8L3I6d

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

Where to find the script
https://www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/sites/default/files/docs/And%20Then%20There%20Were%20None.pdf

 

About Shelley Nowacek

Shelley Nowacek is a veteran theatre teacher who currently teaches college theatre. She has directed nearly 100 shows over the course of her 25 year career, judged theatre festivals, served on statewide theatre committees, and was on the original writing team for the state standards for educational theatre in Virginia. Dr. Nowacek also currently serves as a member of the Little Theatre of Norfolk board of directors.

 

 

 

WAITING FOR GODOT by Samuel Beckett

Facilitated by Jeffrey Corriveau

Join us as we delve into a work which has captured the imagination of our time – and perhaps all time. A play that is questionably a tragedy, a comedy, a morality play, and an existential abyss that has been debated for decades. This play is considered one of the most moving plays of our generation. “A play suffused with tenderness for the whole human perplexity; with phrases that come like a sharp stab of beauty and pain.” -London Times.

 

Discussion Dates

  • Wednesday, May 27 at 7:30pm – Act 1 (read in advance)
  • Wednesday, June 3 at 7:30pm – Act 2 (read in advance)

Register in advance
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJItdO-gqjkvGdAwQktRWyN_3f00-kCY_iQM

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

Where to find the script

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Waiting-Godot-Tragicomedy-Beckett-Samuel-ebook/dp/B008UX3QU0/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=waiting+for+godot+script&qid=1588638240&sr=8-1

Thiftbooks: https://www.thriftbooks.com/w/waiting-for-godot-by-samuel-beckett/248754/#isbn=0802130348&idiq=34737035

 

About Jeffrey Corriveau

Jeffrey Corriveau has worked in the arts for 30 years professionally: directing, designing, acting, and coaching more than 250 productions throughout the United States. He has worked in multiple styles of the performing arts from musical theatre to opera and ballet to national tours. He has had the pleasure of working professionally with former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, Julie Andrews, Lily Tomlin, Gregory Hines, Bruno Kirby, Ed Begley, Jr., Brent Spiner, and Bill Cosby in both television and stage performances. Mr. Corriveau has presented at The Kennedy Center and for Opera America in Las Vegas on Arts in Education and Developing New Audiences. He has received awards from the Kennedy Center for his scenic designs of West Side Story and Hurlyburly, and has been nominated for the President’s National Arts Medal. Mr. Corriveau is a graduate of Lindenwood University with a degree in directing. He also holds degrees in theatre history and criticism, performance, scenic design, and stage management.