Play Reading

Play readings are great way to enjoy an evening, whether seeing an old play or something new.

Come out to The American Hotel on specified Mondays, Enjoy a meal, a drink and a few hours of inspired acting. An interesting audience discussion generally follows the performance.

A $5 donation is suggested.


Monday, June 3rd - 7pm

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? is a play by Edward Albee first staged in October 1962. It examines the complexities of the marriage of middle-aged couple Martha and George. Late one evening, after a university faculty party, they receive unwitting younger couple Nick and Honey as guests, and draw them into their bitter and frustrated relationship.

Directed by Sharon Coyle-Saeed - starring Sharon Coyle, Mark Papa, Joseph Lacerda, Sherilyn James

A Q&A will follow the reading

Monday, July 1st - 7pm

Durang/Durang is a compilation of six one-act comedies by Christopher Durang. Mix one part theatre lesson with three parts Saturday Night Live to create this campy, hilarious cocktail full of surprises, sex, and men in dresses. A wacky and hilarious romp through the American theatre's greatest hits, parodied by one of America's wildest playwrights, Christopher Durang. Split into six one-acts it is not a full-length play, but it is all bundled into a full evening! 

Directed by Dave McGrath

A Q&A will follow the reading

Monday, August 5th - 7pm

The Sisters Rosensweig, by renowned playwright Wendy Wasserstein. A comedic and heartfelt examination of family and faith, driven by three women who are finally—in middle age—reaching the prime of their lives.

Directed by Mafalda Cavanaugh

A Q&A will follow the reading

Monday, September 9th - 7pm

Raft of the Medusa is a full-length drama by Joe Pintauro. A young woman joins an HIV positive support group for the first time and learns that what ties them together also tears them apart. Raft of the Medusa is a taut, deeply powerful drama that presents a microcosm of those affected by AIDS in the earlier days of the crisis through the device of a diverse therapy group clashing, confronting, and comforting each other as they work through their emotions about their devastating diagnosis.Raft of the Medusa takes place 10 years into the AIDS epidemic, centering on a weekly support group session of people living with AIDS, where the members discover the disease they share can divide as effectively as it conquers. The members of the group are a diverse lot, including homosexuals, heterosexuals and bisexuals, conservatives and liberals, black, white and Hispanic, rich and poor. Some of them are philosophical, some are angry, and some resigned. As the evening's discussion progresses they discover that one members may not be really infected and is actually there to expose them and what happens when the group finds out will not only shock but make you see the fear that gripped the world during these early days of the disease.

Directed by Ben Alexander

A Q&A will follow the reading