Rehearsed Readings are not full-scale productions like our spring, summer, and winter productions, but are instead a chance to experience a theatrical piece for a reduced price and enjoy a drink in a cabaret-style setting. Venues vary, but usually have space for 40-50 people and readings are usually only performed once, so tickets sell out quickly!
Our rehearsed readings are performed with minimal set, lighting, props, costumes, and sound effects. The actors perform with a script in their hand and have rehearsed together just a few times. Rehearsed readings are sometimes later transferred to a larger venue for a full production, but that is not always the case.
All tickets include a drink and some venues also offer free small snacks. Your seat might also be at a small table. All rehearsed readings are 'general admission', which means seats cannot be selected at the time of booking and are allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. Typically rehearsed readings start slightly earlier than our full-scale productions, so check the details below to make sure you're on time! Doors usually open 30 minutes before the start time, unless otherwise stated below.
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE
Young Don Baker, hero of his mother’s children’s book series, “Donny Dark” has been blind since birth, his overprotective mother following his every move. Don finally decides to get his own apartment in Manhattan and pursue his songwriting ambitions. When she meets his kooky neighbour, sexy actress Jill, Mrs. Baker’s controlling instincts go into overdrive with amusingly touching results.
Written by Leonard Gershe, the title was inspired by a passage in ' 1853 novel Charles Dickens' Bleak House: "I only ask to be free. The butterflies are free. Mankind will surely not deny to Harold Skimpole what it concedes to the butterflies." The Broadway run featured Blythe Danner who won a Tony Award for her performance.
All performances are in English. Tickets on sale now!
BUTTERFLIES ARE FREE
October 7th at 19:15
*Doors open at 18:45.
Tickets: 15 CHF (drink included)
Resevations can be made at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Andrew's Community Centre
Promenadengasse 98001 ZürichSwitzerland
A bar serving drinks and light snacks is available at the venue.
Available via Eventfrog's website and apps, and Eventfrog affiliates including all Swiss Post offices, BLS in Bern and Lucern, OLMO TICKET in Bern, and SOB in Kanton Schwyz. Additional charges may apply at affiliate locations.
For information on pricing and availability, visit the tickets page.