Upcoming Play Readings
The Lind House Play Reading Society meets on the second Tuesday of each month at the Lind House located at 622 Center Street in New Ulm, Mn. You must have a reservation to attend. To make reservations, leave a name and phone number on the voicemail at the SSTC office phone (507) 359-9990 or Trudy Beranek at 354-8802 along with how many will be in your party. You will not receive a call back unless the event is sold out or there is a cancellation due to inclement weather.
Jan 2, 2016: Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmund Rostand
Feb 9, 2016: Kiss Me, Kate by Cole Porter, Sam & Bella Spewack
Mar 8, 2016: R.U.R. by Karol Capek
Apr 12, 2016: The Tempest by William Shakespeare
May 10, 2016: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett
Jun 14, 2016: Sweet Bird of Youth by Tennessee Williams
Jul 12, 2016: Adam & Eve by Mark Twain (Adapted by D. Birney)
Aug 9, 2016: All My Sons by Arthur Miller
Sep 13, 2016: Modern Prophet by Sam Graber
Oct 11, 2016: The Ice Man Cometh by Eugene O’Neill
Nov 8, 2016 (Election Day): League of Youth by Henrik Ibsen
Dec 13, 2016: Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine
The Society is dedicated to the idea that reading and listening to plays allows the participants to understand the words and themes of the author more clearly than in some performances. The series is named after the former Governor’s wife, Alice Lind, a supporter of social causes and literacy.
The Alice Lind Play Reading Society began with a proposal from the NUACT Board of Directors to the Board of the Lind House to participate in a joint venture. After several meetings, the first reading occurred on May 8, 2012 with a reading of “A Doll’s House” by Henrik Ibsen. There has been an uninterrupted play reading schedule since the founding.
Plays are selected with the criteria that they are great pieces of literature and contain universal truths and/or significant themes. Many of the selections have won Tony Awards or Pulitzer prizes for literature. Suggestions are always welcome for the following season. Volunteers will be asked to read parts throughout the evening. Depending on attendance, the leading roles may be read by several people for each act or scene. Persons attending do not have to read or may request smaller roles to read. Suggestions from the public for future plays are strongly encouraged.