Reading Community Players announces their cast for
Post Mortem opening December 6-8
William Gillette- Bill Eshbach
May Diason - Ash Miller
Bobby Carlyle - Mark Elliot
Marion Barrett - Susan Behm
Leo Barrett - Randy Miller
Lilly Warner - Ruth Martelli
Louise Paradine - Nicole Anderson
Directed by Brian Miller
Our 100th Anniversary Season
Dear Friends of RCP...We are putting together a history of our organization for the last 100 years and need your help. If you directed, acted, etched any show since 2005, please send the title, date and director to email@example.com. Thanks!!!
An Inspector Calls - January 31, February 1, & 2, 2020
Present Laughter - May
Beauty & the Beast Jr. - June 26 & 27
Steel Magnolias - August
100th Anniversary Masquerade Ball October 10th
William Hooker Gillette (July 24, 1853 – April 29, 1937) was an American actor-manager, playwright, and stage-manager in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He is best remembered for portraying Sherlock Holmes on stage and in silent film.
Gillette's most significant contributions to the theater were in devising realistic stage settings and special sound and lighting effects, and as an actor in putting forth what he called the "Illusion of the First Time". His portrayal of Holmes helped create the modern image of the detective. His use of the deerstalker cap (which first appeared in some Strand illustrations by Sidney Paget) and the curved pipe became enduring symbols of the character.
POST MORTEM, takes place in the living room of "Gillette's Castle" in Hadlyme, Connecticut.
An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley, is a play that revolves around the apparent suicide of a young woman called Eva Smith. In the play, the unsuspecting Birling family are visited by the mysterious Inspector Goole. He arrives just as they are celebrating the engagement of Sheila Birling to Gerald Croft.
The family are horrified but initially confused as to why the Inspector has called to see them. What follows is a tense and uncomfortable investigation by an all-knowing Inspector through which the family discover that they are all in fact caught up in this poor girl's death.
Shows are: January 31st, and February 1st at 8:00 pm and February 2nd at 2:00 pm.