A Reader’s Theater Production of
Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music
Directed by Carolanne Steinebach
Written by Lee Blessing
Eve Wilfong, lives over a local country music bar called “Nice People Dancing to Good Country Music,”she is paid a visit by her niece Catherine Empanger, a novice nun who’s been asked to leave her convent. Roy, an honest if simple fellow from the bar, wants to court Catherine — whether she’s a nun or not. Eve feels she should give her niece the benefit of her experiences with men before allowing her to venture back into the mad, modern-country world. What ensues is comic, romantic, and poignant.
Reader’s Theater is a scaled-down production in which cast members read from scripts onstage with no staging and minimal costumes or set, allowing an intimate look at the ideas and themes contained within the literature of a script. This approach provides the opportunity to work with plays that may have limitations such as set requirements or high budget items that would typically hinder production at The Merc. With a much smaller rehearsal commitment, it brings actors and directors to the stage that may not ordinarily be able to participate.
DATE: Apr 12 and 13, 7pm. TICKETS: Adults $10; Under 18 Free. Purchase at the door. Doors open at 6:30. LOCATION: The Merc Playhouse, Twisp, WA. INFO: 509.997.7529, mercplayhouse.org