Every other month, theatre lovers come together to share a potluck meal and read a play out loud.
Held the third Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, and November at 6:00 pm, these gatherings give everyone a chance to take part in the acting or simply to listen.
Interested in hosting a YoHo play reading at your house? Contact Tracy Dickerson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Island Theatre at Your House (YoHo) September 19, 2020 - 7:00 pm
Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris Host Tracy Dickerson
Island Theatre at Your House (we call it YoHo) is ordinarily a potluck dinner gathering and play reading. Please reserve your place by contacting the host (above). Since we are observing CoVid-19 quarantine protocol, enjoy your own dinner at home and then join the Zoom meeting on your phone or laptop by using the link sent to you by email. Please plan to do this before 7:00 so that you have plenty of time to download the (small) Zoom app on your device and follow the Zoom directions to linking to the meeting.
NOTE: participants must have access to an electronic device that has a camera and a microphone (camera-phone, laptop, or like) and must be able to pick up and return a script at my porch on Bainbridge.
There are roles for 4 male and 3 female characters — we can cast up to 8 men and 6 women. Please indicate your preference to read or not and willingness to cross role gender.
THE PLAY: Clybourne Park spans two generations fifty years apart. In 1959, Russ and Bev are selling their desirable two-bedroom at a bargain price, unknowingly bringing the first black family into the neighborhood (borrowing a plot line from Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun) and creating ripples of discontent among the cozy white residents of Clybourne Park. In 2009, the same property is being bought by a young white couple, whose plan to raze the house and start again is met with equal disapproval by the black residents of the soon-to-be-gentrified area. Are the issues festering beneath the floorboards actually the same, fifty years on? Bruce Norris's excruciatingly funny and squirm-inducing satire explores the fault line between race and property.
Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for drama.
“Vital, sharp-witted and ferociously smart.” - The New York Times
Would you like to host a play reading potluck (YoHo) at your house? If so, please contact our Island Theatre scheduler at email@example.com
Past YoHo plays have run the gamut from “classic” classics (like Ibsen’s A Doll’s House) to contemporary classics (like Tony Kushner’s Angels in America and Wendy Wasserstein’s Sisters Rosenzweig) to less well known, often quirky plays (like Indian Arm by Canadian playwright Hiro Kanagawa).
The food and drink are ample. The company’s fun. And the plays are moving, funny, thought provoking – everything you expect from theatre. Come join us!