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


The Diaries of Adam and Eve

by Mark Twain
Adapted by and featuring Ray Reinhardt and Joy Carlin
Directed by Nancy Carlin

Sunday, January 22, at 7 p.m.

Continuing the celebration of A.C.T.’s 50th anniversary season, A.C.T. luminaries Joy Carlin and Ray Reinhardt will star in a reading of their own adaptation of Mark Twain’s The Diaries of Adam and Eve. This witty piece follows the iconic characters from innocence through self-awareness, loss, and finally to the enlightenment that comes from living a bold, rich, and full life. “That Mark Twain wrote these intimate entries as a gift of love to his own beloved wife is sweet,” says Joy Carlin. “That he wrote it with such wise and funny insightfulness is a gift to us on our own anniversary.”

Tickets are free but reservations are required.


Future Scripts Reading

Sunday, April 2, 2017 at 7 p.m.
Details on play and actors to come soon.

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


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