Fall 2020 Virtual Play Readings
Join us for our Fall 2020 Virtual Play Reading Series. For all our virtual readings, you have two ways to watch. You can choose “buy stream” to tune into the live stream with a post-show talkback or choose “rent video” to watch on demand starting the day after the live stream. The reading will only be available on demand for one week following the live stream. See below for more details.
Tickets are available for free*, but we ask you to contribute a suggested donation of $15 for an individual or $40 for a family. Your donation goes to pay the artists involved in the readings and to support A Noise Within during these uncertain times. You can also donate ticket credits by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
*A $1.04 streaming service fee will be applied to each order.
Two Sisters and a Piano
Livestream with talkback: Oct. 23 at 5pm • On Demand: Oct. 24-30
By Nilo Cruz
Directed by Jonathan Muñoz-Proulx
Cuba, 1991. A crumbling Soviet Union. Two sisters in permanent house arrest, with their art as their only escape. When a lieutenant becomes María Celia’s only chance to read her husband’s love letters, they will discover whether passion subverts politics or the other way around. Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz evokes and liberates the Cuban spirit in a sweltering tangle of elegant sensuality, memory, and music.
María Celia: Xochitl Romero
Sofia: Erika Soto
Lieutenant Portuondo: Michael Manuel
Militia Guard/Victor Manuel: Rafael Goldstein
Livestream with talkback: Nov. 6 at 5pm • On Demand: Nov. 7-13
By Lynn Nottage
Directed by Carolyn Ratteray
Inspired by the story of her great-grandmother, Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage weaves a delicate personal drama about Esther, a black seamstress who fashions exquisite lingerie for her clients as she aches for intimacy in her own life. Caught in the tangled threads of ambition, unspoken passion, and broken dreams, Esther must rebuild her dignity and her future when her quiet world falls apart.
Esther: Mildred Langford
Mrs. Dickson: Veralyn Jones
Mr. Marks: Rafael Goldstein
Mayme: Cherish Monique Duke
George: Gilbert Glenn Brown
Mrs. Van Buren: Abby Craden
Livestream with talkback: Nov. 20 at 5pm • On Demand: Nov. 21-27
By Arthur Miller
Directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott
Nothing is simple with family, or their demons. When two estranged brothers reunite to settle their father’s estate, they are left to navigate a wily furniture dealer and a psychological battlefield of fractured memories and old-fashioned sibling rivalry. Before the deal is done, the brothers are forced to examine the true cost of their life choices. Arthur Miller’s Tony®-nominated play unravels family ties with both poignance and cleverness.
Victor Franz: Geoff Elliott
Esther Franz: Deborah Strang
Gregory Solomon: Apollo Dukakis
Walter Franz: Jeremy Rabb