The Alice Lind Play Reading Society

In a collaborative effort, the Lind House Association and the State Street Theater Company will host the Alice Lind Play Reading Society series on the third Tuesday of every month at the historic Lind House located at 622 Center Street, New Ulm, MN.

The Society is dedicated to the idea that reading and listening to play occasionally allows the participants to understand the words and themes of the author more clearly than in performance. The series is named after the former Governor’s wife, Alice Lind who was a supporter of social causes and literacy.

Hanska native and retired English teacher, Gene Brand, will lead the Play Reading. Volunteers are asked to read parts throughout the evening. 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. Attendance is FREE.

To make reservations, contact Gene, State Street Theater Company, at (507) 226-3123. For more information about the Lind House Association, call Trudy at (507) 354-8802.  If you would like to be on the monthly mailing list, please email us at

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Prairie Lakes Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

​January 10, 2017: Fences by August Wilson
February 14, 2017: Equus by Peter Shaffer
March 21, 2017: Mother Courage by Bertold Brecht
April 18, 2017: Macbeth by William Shakespeare
May 16, 2017:​ ​Biloxi Blues by Neil Simon
June 20, 2017: Sunrise at Campobello by Dore Schary
July 18, 2017: Heidi Chronicles by Wendy Wasserman
August 15, 2017: Grease! (musical) by Jacobs, Casey & Ferrar
September 19, 2017: Becket by Jean Anouilh
October 17, 2017: The Subject Was Roses by Frank Gilroy
November 21, 2017: Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
December 19, 2017: You Can’t Take It with You by Kauffman & Hart

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

Jan 13, 2015: Our Town by Thornton Wilder
Feb 10, 2015: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
Mar 10, 2015: Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
Apr 14, 2015: King Lear by William Shakespeare
May 12, 2015:  The School for Scandal by Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Jun 9, 2015: Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov
Jul 14, 2015: Noises Off by Michael Frayn
Aug 11, 2015: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof by Tennessee Williams
Sep 8, 2015: Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig
Oct 13, 2015: A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller
Nov 10, 2015: Camelot by Lerner and Loewe
Dec 8, 2015: The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Jan 14, 2014: Amadeus by Peter Schaffer
Feb 11, 2014: Grapes of Wrath by Frank Galati
Mar 11, 2014: Fences by August Wilson
Apr 8, 2014: Bus Stop by William Inge
May 13, 2014: The Miracle Worker by William Gibson
Jun 10, 2014: A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt
Jul 8, 2014: The Petrified Forest by Robert E. Sherwood
Aug 12, 2014: Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance
Sep 9, 2014: Mr. Roberts by T. Heggen and J. Logan
Oct 14, 2014: Idiot’s Delight by Robert E. Sherwood
Nov 11, 2014: War Horse by Nick Stafford
Dec 9, 2014: Luther by John Osborne

Jan 8, 2013: Witness for the Prosecution by Agatha Christie
Feb 12, 2013: Our American Cousin (Lincoln’s birthday) by Tom Taylor
Mar 12, 2013: Long Day’s Journey Into Night by Eugene O’Neill
Apr 9, 2013: The Diary of Anne Frank (Holocaust Remembrance Day) by Goodrich/Hackett
May 14, 2013: The Skin of Our Teeth by Thornton Wilder
Jun 11, 2013: A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare/DeVere
Jul 9, 2013: South Pacific (The Musical) by Hammerstein/Logan
Aug 13, 2013: The Odd Couple by Neil Simon
Sep 10, 2013: Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
Oct 8, 2013: Amadeus by Peter Shaffer
Nov 12, 2013: Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller
Dec 10, 2013: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams

May 8, 2012: A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen
Jun 12, 2012: The Crucible by Arthur Miller
Jul 10, 2012: Pygmalion by George B. Shaw
Aug 14, 2012: A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams
Sep 11, 2012: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
Oct 9, 2012: The Little Foxes by Lillian Hellman
Nov 13, 2012: Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello
Dec 11, 2012: The Man Who Came to Dinner by Kauffman/Hart