Feb
9
Thu
Read, Rant, Relate: “Disgraced” @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 of the Laramie Plains Civic Center
Feb 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Read, Rant, Relate: "Disgraced" @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 of the Laramie Plains Civic Center | Laramie | Wyoming | United States

Experience a new piece of contemporary dramatic literature every month with Relative Theatrics. Participants will engage directly with modern plays by listening to actor-led readings of the texts, then joining discussions breaking down the thematic elements of the works and their relevance to today’s society.

In February, come discuss Ayad Akhtar’s Disgraced.  Corporate lawyer Amir Kapoor is happy, in love, and about to land the biggest career promotion of his life.  But beneath the veneer, success has come at a price.  When Amir and his artist wife, Emily, host an intimate dinner party at their Upper East Side apartment, what starts out as a friendly conversation soon escalates into something far more damaging.

Mar
7
Tue
“Creation Station” Production: “Hand to God” @ Blossom Yoga Studio
Mar 7 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join The Queen’s Players in a production of the fresh-off-of-Broadway play Hand to God, followed by an interactive talk-back with scholar Lori Howe.

This dynamic play is the award-winning child of New York playwright, Robert Askins.  It is a zany concept of a boy who turns to his hand puppet for comfort after the death of his father.  Following the performance, everyone will have a chance to stretch their legs, help themselves to lemonade, coffee, and tea, and enjoy the hour-long talk back.  This open-dialogue portion will focus on a discussion of the play’s conflicts and impact within our own world.

Mar
8
Wed
“Creation Station” Production: “Hand to God” @ Blossom Yoga Studio
Mar 8 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join The Queen’s Players in a production of the fresh-off-of-Broadway play Hand to God, followed by an interactive talk-back with scholar Lori Howe.

This dynamic play is the award-winning child of New York playwright, Robert Askins.  It is a zany concept of a boy who turns to his hand puppet for comfort after the death of his father.  Following the performance, everyone will have a chance to stretch their legs, help themselves to lemonade, coffee, and tea, and enjoy the hour-long talk back.  This open-dialogue portion will focus on a discussion of the play’s conflicts and impact within our own world.

Mar
9
Thu
Read, Rant, Relate: “Our House” @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 of the Laramie Plains Civic Center
Mar 9 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Read, Rant, Relate: "Our House" @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 of the Laramie Plains Civic Center | Laramie | Wyoming | United States

Experience a new piece of contemporary dramatic literature every month with Relative Theatrics. Participants will engage directly with modern plays by listening to actor-led readings of the texts, then joining discussions breaking down the thematic elements of the works and their relevance to today’s society.

In March, come discuss Theresa Rebeck’s Our House.  When reality collides with reality TV, we find ourselves front and center in a drama that holds the nation riveted.  The play is a deliciously scathing new comedy that takes on a media-obsessed culture intent on turning even the most sobering crisis into sexy entertainment.  A darkly comic look at America’s obsession with “reality” television.

Apr
13
Thu
Read, Rant, Relate: “The Flick” @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 of the Laramie Plains Civic Center
Apr 13 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Read, Rant, Relate: "The Flick" @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 of the Laramie Plains Civic Center | Laramie | Wyoming | United States

Experience a new piece of contemporary dramatic literature every month with Relative Theatrics. Participants will engage directly with modern plays by listening to actor-led readings of the texts, then joining discussions breaking down the thematic elements of the works and their relevance to today’s society.

In April, come discuss Annie Baker’s The Flick.  In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35 millimeter film projectors in the state.  Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen.  With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.

May
11
Thu
Read, Rant, Relate: “The Humans” @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 of the Laramie Plains Civic Center
May 11 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Read, Rant, Relate: "The Humans" @ Relative Theatrics Studio, Room 278 of the Laramie Plains Civic Center | Laramie | Wyoming | United States

Experience a new piece of contemporary dramatic literature every month with Relative Theatrics. Participants will engage directly with modern plays by listening to actor-led readings of the texts, then joining discussions breaking down the thematic elements of the works and their relevance to today’s society.

In May, come discuss Stephen Karam’s The Humans.  “…what is so amazing about The Humans (and this is a really amazing new play) is that while Karam’s writing never romanticizes these characters nor minimizes the struggles of those who find themselves lower-middle class and older in years in today’s increasingly elitist and divisive America, he focuses on their connections with each other.  You watch them drive each other crazy, but you also want them at your own dinner, quite badly.  You’ll be surprised how much.  It is hard to think of another play that has dealt with these realities of life as it is lived in ordinary America–that faraway country Broadway so often chooses to ignore in favor of the bourgeoisie problems of one of the Upper Sides–with such compassion.”  -Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune