Readers Theatre returns to Miners Foundry |

Readers Theatre returns to Miners Foundry

Readers Theatre members, from left, Bruce Kelly, Dave Iorns, Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Lindsay Dunckel and Kimberly Ewing.
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WHAT: Miners Foundry Cultural Center presents Readers Theatre, directed by Tim O’Connor

WHEN: Sunday, doors 3:30 p.m., show 4 p.m

WHERE: Miners Foundry Cultural Center, 325 Spring Street, Nevada City, CA

TICKETS: $10, and are available online at, by phone 530-265-5040 or in person at Miners Foundry, and in person at BriarPatch Co-op


This Sunday, Oct. 4, enjoy a stimulating and entertaining afternoon with a thoughtfully curated program of talented local actors reading exquisite short stories by award-winning writers, when Readers Theatre, returns to the Miners Foundry Cultural Center.

Readers Theatre has been called many things including “Theatre of the Mind” and “Interpreters Theatre”. It gained popularity during World War II, when large stage plays were too expensive to produce. With minimal props used, the actor and the audience’s imagination illustrate the story.

Director Tim O’Connor hand selects each short story and its reader. For the stories he looks for pieces that have the ability to take the reader and the audience on a journey of emotions and ideas, while still marveling at the complexity and beauty of language and the written word.

This installment of Readers Theatre features stories by English novelist, essayist, and short story writer Zadie Smith; combat veteran, writer and Best American Short Stories Honoree O.A. Lindsey; former U.S. Navy officer and essayist Will Mackin; American fiction writer Lorrie Moore known mainly for her humorous and poignant short stories; and Bret Anthony Johnston the author of the internationally best-selling novel Remember Me Like This, a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Local professionals generously volunteering their time for this production include Director Tim O’Connor, and Actors David Iorns, Gaylie Bell-Stewart, Lindsay Dunckel, Kimberly Ewing, and Bruce Kelly.

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