Play reading in April

We would like to invite you to our next play reading, on Sunday 6 April at 7.30 pm   

We have chosen "The Lady from the Sea"  by Henrik Ibsen 



Date: Sunday, April 6th at 7:30 pm. 
The address is:Palestrinastraat 27bv, Amsterdam. 
The telephone number is: 020-6738685. 
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Please let us know if you’re coming so that we can make sure we have enough scripts to go around. 

If you want to read it beforehand, it's available on Project Gutenberg here:

It is a cold reading meaning that no preparation is necessary and everyone present gets a chance to read.

It's free for paid members and € 3 for all others


Doctor Wangel is a doctor in a small town on the west coast of Norway. He has two daughters by his first marriage, Bolette and Hilde. After the death of his first wife, he married Ellida, who is much younger than he is. She is the daughter of a lighthouse-keeper, and has grown up where the fjord meets the open sea. Ellida and Wangel had a son who died as a baby. This put an end to their marital relations, and Doctor Wangel fears for his wife's mental health. He has written to Bolette's former tutor, Arnholm, and invited him to come and visit them, in the hope that this will be beneficial to Ellida. But Arnholm misunderstands, thinking Bolette is waiting for him, and proposes to her. Reluctantly, Bolette agrees to marry her former teacher, seeing it as her only possibility of getting out into the world. 

Ten years earlier Ellida had been engaged to a seaman. After murdering a captain he had to escape, but asked her to wait for him to come back and fetch her. She tried in vain to break the engagement. This stranger has great, compelling power over her, and when he returns after all these years to take her away with him, Dr. Wangel realizes that he must give Ellida the freedom to choose between staying with him or going away with the stranger. She chooses to stay with her husband, and the play ends with the stranger leaving, while Ellida and Dr. Wangel take up their life together again. 

 Source: Merete Morken Andersen, Ibsenhåndboken, Gyldendal Norsk Forlag, 1995







Orpheus Descending - by Tennessee Williams

Ash Wednesday - by Elham Khalil

One Walking Wounded - by Elham Khalil

The Chairs - by Eugene Ionesco

The Skin of Our Teeth - by Thornton Wilder

Dark Lady of the Sonnets - by GB Shaw

  • performed at FEATS 2013

Twelfth Night - by William Shakespeare

A Clockwork Orange - by Anthony Burgess 

  • performed in February 2014

Endgame - by Samuel Beckett

Tonight at 8.30 - by Noel Coward

  •   3 plays from this collection were performed in May and June 2012  under the title Then, Now and There
  •   see reviews

Almost an Evening - by Ethan Coen

Alcestis Revisted  - by Svarupa Remlee

  •   performed 7-10 November 2012 

Wanderlust - by Nick Payne 

Trainspotting (the movie script) - by John Hodge

Rope - by Patrick Hamilton

Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern are dead - by Tom Stoppard

The Madness of George III - by Alan Bennett

The Oldest Profession - by Paula Vogel

 Proof - by David Auburn

 Damascus - by David Greig

Melancholy Play - by Sarah Ruhl

MORT  - by Terry Pratchett

  • performed in December 2010

The Dresser - by Ronald Harwood

Stockholm  - by Bryony Lavery

 The Red Devils - by Debbie Horfield

At the Sign of "The Crippled Harlequin" - by Norman Robbins

A Midsummer Night's Dream - by William Shakespeare

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Arsenic and Old Lace - by Joseph Kesselring

  •  performed in January 2012

Going Postal - by Terry Pratchett

 Liquid Love - by Teresa Merilainen.

  •  performed 7-9 May 2009 at the CREA theater

Loot – by Joe Orton

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant – by Michael Stirling

The Real Inspector Hound – by Tom Stoppard

  •  performed 26 Feb - 1 March 2009 

 In Yonder Green Glen – by Svarupa

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 Fortress Europe – by Tom Lanoye

 Green Shutters – by Elizabeth Addyman and June Wyndham Davies

 Cabfare for the Common Man – by Mark Harvey Levine

  • A series of short-short plays
  • Performed in April 2008
  • see review

 String of Pearls – by Michelle Lowe

  • This play has since been performed in October 2008
  • see review

 Jinnistan – by Christine Rush









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