This Sunday, Jan. 26, the Majestic Reader’s Theater Company will be presenting two performances of Standing on Ceremony: The Gay Marriage Plays at 3 and 7 p.m. The show, which was conceived by Brian Shnipper, contains short scenes and monologues written by some of the greatest contemporary playwrights: Mo Gaffney, Jordan Harrison, Moisés Kaufman, Neil LaBute, Wendy MacLeod, José Rivera, Paul Rudnick, and Doug Wright.
Directed by Jane Donovan, it focuses on the comedic, poignant, and powerful experiences that have emerged with the rising tide of marriage equality around the world, focusing on the challenges that all relationships face, and the binding powers of love.
Johanna Spencer, an active member of the Majestic Reader’s Theater Company, states that, “Reader’s theatre differs from other forms of theater because all actors carry scripts. They use their voice, facial expression, and posture to convey emotion. Some small props and sound effects are used, but there is no set or backdrop. The imagination of the audience places the actors in a specific time and location. The reader’s theater format gives Corvallis a chance to attend contemporary works of famous modern playwrights.”
In addition to the excellent source material, this performance stars local actors Jodi Altendorf, Ariel Ginsberg, Eric Nepom, Bryan Smith, Linda Spain, and Michael Winder, and promises to be a great show.
Tickets for this event are $8 general admission, $6 for students and seniors – call the box office at 541.738.7469. For more information on this show or upcoming shows (the Majestic Reader’s Theatre Company performs on the last Sunday of every month), go to: http://majesticreaderstheater.wordpress.com.