Scripts: Play Reading Series

Join us for our free series of intimate script-in-hand play readings.

Presented as one-night-only events at the Strand Theater, we have invited the acting companies of each mainstage production to join with us in reading a “complementary” script, so that our audiences can watch the transformative power of acting as these terrific artists take on entirely different roles and introduce all of us to plays that illuminate our mainstage work or introduce us to future programming possibilities.

Upcoming Scripts Readings


Chains of Dew

by Susan Glaspell
Directed by Carey Perloff

Sunday, April 2, at 7 p.m.

When a birth control advocate from New York travels to the Midwest to shake up the small-town life of her admirer, she is prepared for a clash between her progressive ideas and the townspeople’s conservative roots. However, unanticipated alliances form when conflicting ideologies collide in surprising ways. Nearly a century after it was first produced, Glaspell’s witty comedy exposes the true cost of the cultural divide in America today, and reminds us that friendship – and resistance – sometimes can be found where it is least expected.

Tickets are free but reservations are required.


All Scripts readings take place at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater, 1127 Market Street, San Francisco.


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