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Warren Gerds/Critic at Large: Stage Door plans series of staged play readings

The lineup includes “The Diary of Anne Frank.”

PHOTO: Robert Boles, left, and James Valcq will direct Stage Door Theatre Company’s readings. Len Villano photo

GREEN BAY, Wis., (WFRV) – Staged readings of plays will be presented on the four Sundays of November by Stage Door Theatre Company at Sturgeon Bay’s Third Avenue Playhouse.

Directing will be Robert Boles and James Valcq. Boles is artistic director of the theater, and Valcq is managing director.

Performing will people associated with acting in Door County, with some being members of the Stage Door Theatre Company, American Folklore Theatre and other performance companies.

A staged reading means actors will read from scripts with few – if any – props, costumes or set pieces.

The schedule and casts, with more info at www.thirdavenueplayhouse.com.

- Nov. 3, “The Marriage of Bette and Boo” by Christopher Durang. Ginger Aud, David Clowers, Lola DeVillers, Amy Ensign, Arthur Hopper, Dee Hopper, Chad Luberger, Mark Moede, Anne St. Henry, James Valcq.

- Nov. 10, “Morning’s at Seven” by Paul Osborn. Ginger Aud, David Clowers, Carrie Counihan, Arthur Hopper, Dee Hopper, Alan Kopischke, Lynn Olson, Sheila Saperstein, Henry Timm.

- Nov. 17, “Duet for One” by Tom Kempinski. Claire Morkin, James Valcq.

- Nov. 24, “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. Michaela Kraft, Doug Mancheski, Dave Maier, Craig McClelland, Chris Milton, Mark Moede, Claire Morkin, Josie Morkin, Isaiah Spetz, Ashley Wisneski.

Admission is free, with donations accepted.

The readings start at 2 p.m. and are followed by an audience talk back.

AHEAD: “This Wonderful Life,” an adaptation of the screenplay of “It’s a Wonderful Life” with actor Stephen Pearce playing all the characters, Dec. 4-29 in 22 performances.

You may email me at warren.gerds@wearegreenbay.com. Watch for my on-air features on WFRV at 6:45 p.m. Thursdays and every other Sunday between 6 and 8 a.m. (usually around 7:45 a.m.)

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