Theatre of the Mind Presents: Classic Reader’s Night November 20th at 7:30pm
Charlotte Players’ Theatre of the Mind cast will present two classic readings at a free show on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at the Langdon Playhouse, 1182 Market Street, Port Charlotte.
The evening begins at 7:30 p.m. with a performance of “Sorry, Wrong Number,” Lucille Fletcher’s classic 1943 radio play Orson Welles called “the greatest single radio script ever written.” The play is a true example of the early mystery dramas of the 1940s.
The second piece for the evening is a collection of the poetic works of Edgar Lee Masters from his “Spoon River Anthology,” which could have been seen on the Broadway stage in 1963. The audience is introduced to the ghosts of those who were once a part of the fictional town of Spoon River and whose secrets have gone with them to the grave. The audience will meet 27 of the Spoon River folks, who share their sometimes humorous, sometimes serious sides of life.
Admission is free, but donations to the nonprofit Charlotte Players are welcome and appreciated. For additional information, call 941-255-1022 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Founder and director Jessie Reter-Choate said the Theatre of the Mind requires audience participation.
“They have to envision the setting, props, and costumes in their mind for a full theatrical experience,” she said.
ABOUT CHARLOTTE PLAYERS: Celebrating its 58th anniversary in 2018, Charlotte Players is a nonprofit organization dedicated to continuing a rich tradition of providing and promoting professional theater arts through the avenues of educational programs and entertainment productions that enrich the community in Charlotte County and Southwest Florida. For more information, visit www.charlotteplayers.org.