2013-2014 Venture Reading Series
The Basset Table
by Susanna Centlivre
Directed by Krista Apple-Hodge
Monday, October 21, 2013
Poker, pirates, and the possibility of love. Anything is possible at Lady Reveller's gaming table. Maybe the feisty Lady Reveller's heart will be won by Lord Worthy's hand; maybe her cousin Valeria will stop dissecting insects and start falling in love. Maybe the surly Sea Captain will save the day. Then again ... maybe not. This hilarious Restoration comedy is a game of love and chance, where the women at the table must keep their wits about them to play the winning hand.
by Alexander Pushkin
Directed by Ellen Podolsky
Assisted by Charlotte Northeast
Monday, March 3, 2014
Pushkin's "Little Tragedies" are anything but. Recently translated into English verse in a version that preserves the lyrical humor of the original Russian, these four short plays explore the inherent contradictions of human nature.