Monday Evening Readings

Company – music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by George Furth [Zoom Screening]

On the night of his 35th birthday, Robert struggles to think of a wish to make as he blows out his birthday candles. The lone bachelor, surrounded by “those good and crazy people” -- his married friends -- Robert is uncertain whether he should simply be happy with his lot or whether he should wish for his own romantic partner.

All in the Timing – by David Ives [Zoom Reading]

A set of one-act comedies, created and conceived throughout the late 1980s into the early 1990s. Although each short play stands on its own, they are often performed together.

The Crucible - by Arthur Miller [Zoom Reading]

The Crucible is a dramatized and partially fictionalized story of the Salem witch trials that took place in the Massachusetts Bay Colony during 1692–93. Miller wrote the play as an allegory for McCarthyism, when hundreds of Americans were accused of being "communists" or "communist sympathizers"; they became the subject of aggressive investigations and questioning before government or private industry panels, committees, and agencies. Conspiracy theories run rampant when people feel helpless. Conspiracy theories have tangible consequences for individuals and society, especially when they are sanctioned by trusted members of society, such as political, business and religious leaders.

No reading - ZEST AGM

Members only

The Zurich English-Speaking Theatre meets almost every Monday evening for a play reading. Potential new members are always welcome - take a look at the reading details on this page for the next reading date.  All meetings take place at St. Andrew's Community Centre, near Stadelhofen in central Zurich (see the map below).  Doors open around 19:00 for an informal get-together and the reading starts at 19:30 unless otherwise stated.  You don't need to sign up or inform us that you are coming, but if you have any questions, please contact us via the General Enquiries page.

 

Play readings are organised and read by members without rehearsal with scripts in hand and a basic set.  Newcomers will not be initially asked to read, but if you'd like to get involved, talk to anyone on the committee and we will be glad to put you down on the reading list.

Monday readings are open to anyone and count towards your membership session count.  For more information on membership, see the membership page.

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