2020 Schedule – partnered with the Coronado Public Library
ALL READINGS HAVE BEEN MOVED ONLINE, as of April 2020, and now begin at 5:00 pm. First Tuesday of the month.
- Tuesday, January 7: Hamlet (Part One) – Directed by Thomas Haine
- Tuesday, February 4: Hamlet (Part Two) – Directed by Thomas Haine
- Tuesday, March 3: Cymbeline (Part One) – Directed by Charles Riendeau
- Tuesday, April 7 Comedy Scenes ONLINE
- Tuesday, May 5: Richard II ONLINE (Part One) – led by Darryl Woodson
- Tuesday, June 2: Richard II ONLINE (Part Two) – led by Darryl Woodson
- Tuesday, July 7: Measure for Measure ONLINE (Part One) – led by Kim Keeline
- Tuesday, August 4: Measure for Measure ONLINE (Part Two) – led by Kim Keeline
- Tuesday, September 1: A Midsummer Night’s Dream ONLINE (Part One) – led by Patricia Elmore Costa
- Tuesday, October 6: A Midsummer Night’s Dream ONLINE (Part One) – led by Patricia Elmore Costa
- Tuesday, November 3: Twelfth Night (Part One) – led by Jeffrey Swain
- Tuesday, December 1: Twelfth Night (Part Two) – led by Jeffrey Swain
In-person readings—when they can resume— are held at the Coronado Public Library in the Winn Room.
2020 Schedule – Escondido – PENDING
These readings are not happening right now during the pandemic. Thank you for understanding! Please join us for an ONLINE reading!
Third Tuesday of the month at Barnes and Noble. All readings begin at 6:30 pm.
- Tuesday, January 21st: Twelfth Night [Part Two]
- Tuesday, February 18th: The Merry Wives of Windsor [Part One]
- Tuesday, March, 17th: The Merry Wives of Windsor [Part Two]
- Tuesday, April, 21st: Richard III [Part One]
- Tuesday, May 19th: Richard III [Part Two]
- Tuesday, June 16th: The Winter’s Tale [Part One]
- Tuesday, July 21st: The Winter’s Tale [Part Two]
- Tuesday, August 18th: Othello [Part One]
- Tuesday, September 15th: Othello [Part Two]
- Tuesday, October 20th: Henry V [Part One]
- Tuesday, November 17th: Henry V [Part Two]
- Tuesday, December 15th: The Two Gentlemen of Verona [Part One]
Check back as we add more details!
Frequently asked questions about the open readings
Q: Do I have to read?
A: You are welcome to show up and just watch. We suspect, however, that it will look like too much fun for you to resist for long. A lot of newcomers don’t want to read initially but when they see how fun it is, they join in! But there is no pressure at all if you just want to watch and we have regular attendees who have never read.
Q: Do I have to bring a book?
A: You don’t need to have the play if you just want to listen, but it can be fun to follow along in a copy even if you are not reading. At readings held at libraries, copies are kindly provided by the library. At other readings, if you do want to read it is recommended that you bring your own copy of the text to be read that night, a Complete Works, or at least a smartphone or tablet so you can find the text online.
Q: Can I act as a specific character or be in a particular scene?
A: That may be possible. Each evening has an assigned director who has planned what scenes to cover. If you are really anxious to act in a specific scene, talk to the director at the start and see what can be arranged. No guarantees, but if the scene is being done that night, it might be possible. All scenes are cast that night right before they are read, so usually, everyone who wants to act has the chance to do at least a small role.
Q: Who can participate?
A: Everyone! They are free and open to the public.
There’s also a Meetup website page for our readings. Please click below.