Course Description

ONLINE: A table read is a gathering of people to enjoy a play together by reading the script aloud. Not only is it fun to give your voice to a wonderful character, it also allows you to begin to understand, admire, and sympathize with these strong, memorable characters. They offer us unique perspectives on life. While this online course is not an acting class, simply reading the dialogue in a group setting will take us deeply into the story and the characters’ lives. Our theme is American family life and culture. We will read three Pulitzer Prize winners: "Lost in Yonkers," by Neil Simon; "The Piano Lesson," by August Wilson; and "Mary, Mary," by Jean Kerr. No acting experience is necessary! Students must read each play in its entirety before the first class in which it will be read. Parts will be randomly assigned. In the first class, after a brief lecture/discussion on the author, characters, tone, and storyline of "Lost in Yonkers," we will begin reading. | Facilitated discussion
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Section Title
Table Read American Plays
Online - Zoom
11:00AM to 12:30PM
Jan 26, 2022 to Mar 30, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes
Please note: To ensure that everyone reads from the same edition, the instructor has purchased the play scripts and will provide all three at a discounted price of $30. We will coordinate an easy script pickup location. Our course will use an OLLI course web page to distribute notes and background material.