School of Theatre & Dance

TheatreUSF Fall Stage Reading Series

Staged readings of three exciting new plays being considered for the next season. Be in on the selection process and "hear" the play you may "see" next year.

All performances are free and open to the public.  There will be post-show discussions with the cast after every performance so that the audience can give feedback on the play.

PLEASE NOTE: Seating is limited and there will be no late seating for these performances.

a "mystery" play
(Directed by Dan Granke)
  • Performances:
    • Saturday, Sept 8 at 7:30, Sunday, Sept 9 at 3:00

The Little Dog Laughed
(by Douglas Carter Beane, Directed by Doug Hall)
  • Performances:
    • Saturday, Sept 15 at 7:30, Sunday, Sept 16 at 3:00
The four characters are an actor, Mitchell, his acerbic agent Diane, a hustler named Alex, and Alex's girlfriend Ellen. When Mitchell and Alex become involved in a physical relationship, Diane is concerned that what she describes as Mitchell's "slight recurring case of homosexuality" will derail his career before it gets started.

Las Meninas
(by Lynn Nottage, Directed by Fanni Green)
  • Performances:
    • Saturday, Sept 22 at 7:30, Sunday, Sept 23 at 3:00
Las Meninas is the true story of the illicit romance between Queen Marie-Therese (wife of Louis XIV) and her African servant, Nabo, a dwarf from Dahomey, and the hilarious consequences that scandalized the French court.

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