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Readers Theater

Introducing adults and kids to new stories through fun, live performances of books read by local actors.

Readers Theater is a style of performance that blends the reading aloud of a book with theatrical elements before a live audience. The cast of actors simultaneously narrates the story and brings added life to the characters through voice, expression, and movement. Midcoast Literacy Readers Theater performances are our way of sharing a love of reading and great stories in a unique format with groups af adults and kids.

Fall 2021 Readers Theater
Friday, October 22nd, 7:00pm
Chocolate Church Arts Center; Bath, Maine

Featured Stories:

Food for the Common Cold by Morgan Talty
Shuffle, Step by Monica Wood

The run-time of the performance will be approximately 90 minutes, including an intermission. A book signing and chance to meet the two authors will follow the performance.

In “Food for the Common Cold” by Morgan Talty, a native boy in Eastern Maine uncovers the losses of the past that keep resurfacing in his family’s present. In “Shuffle, Step” by Monica Wood, a widower unexpectedly finds himself taking dance lessons with his 13-year-old neighbor after he wins a free class in a raffle.

To purchase tickets for this in-person Readers Theater performance at Chocolate Church Arts Center, click the link below. Thank you and enjoy the show!

Read Together tutoring session

Future performances in the Midcoast Literacy’s Readers Theater series will include both productions of children’s books for a younger audience and other short story productions for adults. Proceeds from the October 22 event will support Midcoast Literacy’s tutoring and literacy programs that serve people of all ages in Lincoln, Sagadahoc, and northern Cumberland Counties.

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