BALLSTON SPA — The Shuster Series of play readings is once again being presented by Home Made Theater. A “round table” play reading will feature participants dissecting and discussing some of theater’s great literature as a group. Roles are assigned so all who attend will have “performance” time. Audience members (non-readers) also welcome.
The first play in the series is at 10:15 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 22. Participants will be reading Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker. Based on true events, Our Country’s Good is set in Sydney, Australia in the early days of the settlement of Australia as a penal Colony. The play is about another play, a comedy called The Recruiting Officer, being performed using convicts as the actors, and directed by a very earnest young officer.
The Shuster Series play readings will be held at the Ballston Spa Public Library at 21 Milton Ave., Ballston Spa. Other dates in this season are Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, and May 21. All readings will be from 10:15 a.m. -1:15 p.m.
Participation is free, though there is a suggested donation of $5 to cover the cost of printing. You can sign up to participate in The Shuster Series at Home Made Theater’s website: www.homemadetheater.org/get-involved/shuster-series-staged-readings/.
Per CDC’s new guidance and the Village of Ballston Spa mandate, masks must be worn at all times in the library regardless of vaccination status. In addition, Home Made Theater’s policy requires proof of vaccination, or a recent negative Covid-19 test.