The Play-Reading Renegadesperform live on the last Thursday of each month at 7:00pm, April through November, in the Noah Webster Library Meeting Room, 20 South Main Street, West Hartford.
The acting is fully realized, nuanced, and comparable to a staged performance. Our actors rehearse their roles and build their characters without elaborate staging or costuming, but each reading is a theatrical experience through and through! Shows are typically PG-13 and may contain adult language and situations; not suitable for children.
Plays for the inaugural season are: • April 27 "Rumors" by Neil Simon (playbill) • May 25 "Curse You, Jack Dalton" by Wilbur Braun • June 29 "The Wedding Binder" by Jacques Lamarre • July 27 "The Curious Savage" by John Patrick • August 31 "Libraryland: The Sitcom" by Joe Cadieux • Sept. 28 "Jenny's House of Joy" by Norm Foster • Oct. 26 Open • Nov. 30 Open
Plays are first-come, first-seated. Capacity 75. Doors open at 6:40 p.m.No late seating.
Please park in the nearby Isham Garage, and validate your parking in the library meeting room.
The Play-Reading Renegades formed in April 2017 as a joint initiative of West Hartford Libraries, and actors: • Marsha Howard Karp began in L.A. as actress acting on television and feature films. In 1995, she moved to Connecticut to raise a family. For thirteen years she has served as producer and host of WHC-TV’s series, Cameras Rolling, interviewing local talent in the creative arts. Her IMDb credits include stage performances locally and regionally…as well as independent movies and commercials.
• JoAnn DeWind has been involved with community theater since the 1980’s. She has primarily been involved with acting and has garnered three awards. Two were from American Community Theater of Connecticut (ACTCONN), and another from the Mark Twain Masquers. She originated two roles for two Connecticut playwrights and enjoyed those collaborative experiences, and has also been cast as an extra in two films.
• Rick Fiocco has performed in a variety of plays over the past few years including Arsenic and Old Lace at the Phoenix Stage Company, Art as Muse with the East Haddam Stage Company, and various 24 Hour Theater productions at the Playhouse on Park Theater in West Hartford and Mayfly in New London. Most recently, Rick performed at Theatre Guild of Simsbury, with the Plainville Players Farmington Valley Stage, and at the Carriage House Theater in Hartford.
The Play-Reading Renegades are supported by the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest, West Hartford Library Foundation.