Lend Us Your Ears

Play Reading Series
The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre

Lend Us Your Ears offers the opportunity to join Shakespeare Theatre directors, actors and artistic staff as they explore diverse and exciting plays. These script-in-hand readings feature members of the Theatre’s company of actors as well as prestigious guest artists. A talk-back discussion with the director and cast offers the audience the opportunity to provide feedback on the play and its potential for future production. 

Adults: $18 each
Subscribers: $16 each
Auto-renewers: $10 each


The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui

By Bertolt Brecht
Translated by Ralph Manheim
August 14 at 7:30 p.m.

This 1941 "gangster parable" was Brecht's most overt response to Hitler's rise to power. The play holds a mirror up for our own times.

"Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, The (Manheim, trans)." is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

The Death of Bessie Smith

By Edward Albee
September 25 at 7:30 p.m.

Written in 1959, this one-act play by the late Edward Albee takes place in a "Whites Only" hospital in Memphis, Tennessee on the night that the famous blues singer, Bessie Smith, was killed in a car wreck. A disturbing and provocative play that feels all too timely yet again.