CARDINAL PLAY DATES
Play Dates is a monthly script-reading club. It’s just like a book club, but for theater! Each month we’ll read a different play or musical and then meet to discuss the piece. We’ll read a little bit of the show out loud, talk about themes and characters, and occasionally do Q&A with playwrights or other theater experts. If you love theater and want to expand your knowledge or meet fellow theater fans, this is the group for you!
Anyone can join Play Dates for free, but members will need to purchase scripts each month (or borrow them from the library). We want to ensure that playwrights are getting paid for their work. We will provide links to outlets where each month’s script will be available for purchase or loan, as well as additional resources like cast albums or video recordings.
Play Dates will resume in February 2022. Sign up to receive updates below!
Previous Play Dates:
May 2020: Sunday in the Park with George by Stephen Sondheim. Watch the recap here!
June 2020: The Taming by Lauren Gunderson. Watch the recap here!
July 2020: The Most Spectacularly Lamentable Trial of Miz Martha Washington by James Ijames. Watch the recap here!
August 2020: Two Trains Running by August Wilson. Watch the recap here!
September 2020: The Light in the Piazza by Craig Lucas & Adam Guettel. Watch the recap here!
October 2020: Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison.
November 2020: Other Desert Cities Jon Robin Baitz.
February 2021: School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh.
March 2021: The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl.
April 2021: Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812 by Dave Malloy.
May 2021: Hurricane Diane by Madeleine George.
September 2021: Blood at the Root by Dominique Morisseau.
October 2021: The Band’s Visit by David Yazbek and Itamar Moses.
November 2021: Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar.
December 2021: The Moors by Jen Silverman.