Monday, September 30, 2013

Readers Theatre: The Thurber Carnival

The NKA Readers Theatre group chose selections from "The Thurber Carnival" for this season's first performance. Four pieces from James Thurber's collection of humorous stories were converted into scripts to provide roles for 17 of the Readers.
First up was "The Night the Bed Fell," with Readers Theatre newcomer, Grant Thomas, as the narrator.
Grant Thomas and Karen Behning
The second selection was "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," with director Ron Gill in the title role.
Ron Gill, Jean Lazusky, and Jane Riley
 Virginia Kelly, Linda Lindley, and Ron Gill
"The Unicorn in the Garden" was the third selection, and the afternoon's performance was topped off by "The Macbeth Murder Mystery," read by Carol Nelson and Cheryl Lyda.
Rosa Mena worked her FX magic and provided sound effects for the readings.
Jean Lazusky, Jane Riley, Carol Nelson, 
Dawn Keller, and Cheryl Lyda

The next performance on October 24 will be a twin bill of vintage episodes of "The Lone Ranger" and "I Love Lucy."  All NKA members and friends are invited to attend!