Intrepid presents staged readings monthly at the Encinitas Library. Each reading begins with a complementary wine and appetizer reception and is followed by an opportunity to talk with the director and actors. The doors open at 6:30pm and the evenings typically end between 9pm and 10pm.
There are Four “Flex-Pass” Subscription Packages available:
3-PLAY PASS FOR $30:
Enjoy any three plays for a savings of over $15
6-PLAY PASS FOR $60:
Enjoy any six plays for a savings of over $30
9-PLAY PASS FOR $90:
Enjoy any nine plays for a savings of over $45
Individual tickets are $15 and can also be purchased at the door but it is recommended that you rsvp ahead of time by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the Intrepid Office at (760) 295-7541.
2013 STAGED READING SERIES
Monday, January 28
I HATE HAMLET by Paul Rudnick
Paul Rudnick’s comedy revolves around a discontented TV actor who is visited by the ghost of John Barrymore as he prepares to play Hamlet in Central Park. The New York Times called it “unapologetically silly and hilarious.”
Monday, February 25
DOUBT by John Patrick Shanley
Sister Aloysius believes in restraint, self-control and a rigid dedication to discipline. When she learns Father Flynn has taken a special interest in one of her students, she becomes suspicious of his progressive, engaging attitudes and considers charging the priest with her unproven allegations. Their battle for truth and personal integrity will leave you with questions to ponder long after the show ends. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.
Monday, March 25
THE PRICE by Arthur Miller
What price would you pay for respect and love? The Price is a deeply moving drama that reunites two long estranged middle-aged brothers. This great American classic is one of Arthur Miller’s masterpieces and gives us a rare insight into an all-American family.
Monday, April 22
TWELFTH NIGHT by William Shakespeare
A festive riot of mischief-making and misplaced desire – perhaps the greatest romantic comedy of all time. Shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria, Viola adopts a male disguise and enters the service of Duke Orsino, only to find herself part of a triangle of unrequited love. Meanwhile, in the household of the Countess Olivia, Sir Toby Belch and his unruly companions trick Olivia’s strict and disapproving steward, Malvolio, into believing that she loves him.
Monday, May 20
LIFE X 3 by Yasmina Reza
Henri and Sonia are putting their son to bed when an unexpected knock at the door throws them into disarray. Hubert and Ines have arrived for dinner, a day earlier than expected. As the evening degenerates, Yasmina Reza blends cruel observations with high comedy in an hilarious and poignant examination of our most personal intimacies and private longings.
Monday, June 24
THE QUALITY OF LIFE by Jane Anderson
An unforgettable, brave work of heart and humor by Emmy Award–winning playwright-director Jane Anderson, The Quality of Life is winner of three 2008 LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards, including Best Play and Best Playwright. When a religious Midwestern couple, Bill and Dinah, visit free-spirited cousin Jeannette and her husband, Neil, in their Northern California home, both couples confront loss and survival in the face of explosive circumstance.
Monday, July 22
GEOGRAPHY OF A HORSE DREAMER by Sam Shepard
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard (Buried Child, True West, Fool for Love) penned this black-humored tale about an unlucky cowboy whose fading gift for dreaming horse-race winners has landed him in the forced company of a pair of low-level thugs, eager to please their crime boss.
Monday, August 26
GROSS INDECENCY: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde by Moisés Kaufman
In three short months, Oscar Wilde, the most celebrated playwright and wit of Victorian England, was toppled from the apex of British society into humiliation and ruin. Drawing from trial documents, newspaper accounts, and writings of the key players, Moises Kaufman ignites an incendiary mix of sex and censorship, with a cast of characters ranging from George Bernard Shaw to Queen Victoria herself.
Monday, September 23
ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller
Arthur Miller’s 20th century classic play tells the story of Joe Keller, a captain of industry during World War II, who was imprisoned some years before the play starts for selling faulty parts to an airplane manufacturer, which led to the death of American soldiers. He is later cleared of all charges, though suspicions about his character never leave, and as the play progresses the questions start to plague him. This questioning of the moral fiber of a successful American tycoon helped to land Miller in front of the House Un-American Activities Committee in the 50s. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Play.
Monday, October 28
JULIUS CAESAR by William Shakespeare
This tense and tightly plotted political thriller portrays the life-and-death struggle for power in Rome. Even as the people of Rome celebrate Caesar’s victory over Pompey, he is suspected of becoming too powerful for his own good and friends and enemies conspire to assassinate him. Despite warnings to beware the Ides of March, Caesar goes to the senate and is killed, leaving the future of Rome in question. An action-packed drama that raises a timeless question: is the killing of an aspiring tyrant justifiable in order to avert dictatorship?
Monday, November 25
A LIFE IN THE THEATRE by David Mamet
A clever and sharply observed ode to the trials and joys of a life spent on stage. Mamet’s A Life in The Theatre, inspired by what Mamet himself observed backstage, introduces audiences to Robert, an aging actor, intent on teaching John, a young up-and-comer, the tricks and truths of the trade. As they spar and critique each other’s performances, the audience becomes a fly on the dressing room wall.
Saturday, December 14
A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens
Intrepid’s holiday tradition continues! Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic. Featuring curmudgeonly old Scrooge, adorable Tiny Tim, and the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come, A Christmas Carol is a sparkling, music-infused celebration of goodwill that your family will never forget.
The Encinitas Library is located at 540 Cornish Drive, Encinitas, CA 92024