PLAY-A-ROLE

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COVID-19 UPDATE: ALL 2020 PLAY-A-ROLE EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED. 
We hope to be able to offer these events in the future and will send updates when we are able to start selling tickets again with the hopes that we can continue with the events this coming May. 

 
Play-A-Role Home Events

You play actor during Play-A-Role, a series of intimate meals and readings hosted at the homes of generous friends of Everyman. Theatre staff guide participants as they read from a selection of well-known plays and engaging discussion.
Price: $75

Play-A-Role Events at Everyman

Everyman’s Resident Company Members will serve as hosts in this new spin on the Play-A-Role Series. Hosted at the theatre instead of a home, these Play-A-Role events will include a meal and play reading, plus they will be enhanced with backstage stories from your Resident Company host.
Price: $100
Proceeds support Everyman artistic and education initiatives.

 

ALL 2020 PLAY-A-ROLE EVENTS ARE CURRENTLY POSTPONED. 

We hope to be able to offer these events in the future and will send updates when we are able to start selling tickets again with the hopes that we can continue with the events this coming May. 

Hay Fever by Noel Coward | NEW DATE & TIME TBD
Hosted by Nina Knoche | Randallstown/Harrisonville

Hay Fever is a comic play written in 1924 and takes place in the comfrotable, but tidy home of the charmingly eccentric Bliss family. Judith, the mother, is a retired stage actress for whom all the world is indeed a stage; David, the father, isa novelist. Their grown children, Simon and Sorel live at home with them.

 

All My Sons by Arthur Miller | Sunday, May 3, 2020 | 5PM
Hosted by Susan and John Nehra | Roland Park

All My Sons is based on a true story, which Arthur Miller's then mother-in-law pointed out in an Ohio newspaper. This play was written in 1947 and was adapted for film in 1948 and 1987. It tells the story of Joe Keller, a successful, middle-aged, self-made man who has done a terrible and tragic thing. He framed his business partner for a crime and engineered his own exoneration. Now, his son is about to marry the partner's daughter, the affair is revisited, and his lie of a life is unraveled.

 

Tiny Beautiful Things by Nia Vardalos | Saturday, May 9, 2020 | 6PM - EVERYMAN EVENT!
Hosted by Resident Company Member Beth Hylton | Everyman Theatre

A celebration of the simple beauty of being human, this funny and deeply touching exploration of resilience is based on Cheryl Strayed’s (Wild) journey as the beloved anonymous advice columnist for “Dear Sugar.” Over the years, thousands of people turned to Sugar for words of wisdom, compassion, and hope. At first unsure of herself, Sugar finds a way to weave her own life experiences together with the deep yearning and heartrending questions from her readers. Brilliantly adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, the Academy Award-nominated writer of My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

 

Love! Valour! Compassion! by Terrence McNally | Saturday, May 16, 2020 | 4PM
Hosted by Jared Earley and Russell Hite | Mayfield

Love! Valour! Compassion! won the Tony Award for Best Play in 1995. The setting is at a lakeside summer vacation house in Dutchess County, two hours north of New York City where eight gay friends confront their lives, loves, and friendships over the three major holiday weekends of one summer - Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Labor Day. The house belongs to Gregory, a successful Broadway choreographer now approaching middle age, who fears he is losing his creativity; and his twenty-something lover, Bobby, a legal assistant who is blind. As the season progresses and secrets begin to surface, the complex relationships within the group are sometimes strained and sometimes strengthened.

 

You Can't Take it With You by George Kaufman and Moss Hart | Sunday, May 17, 2020 | 5:30PM
Hosted Jean Waller Brune | Roland Park

Sweet-natured Alice Sycamore falls for banker's son Tony Kirby. But when she invites her snooty prospective in-laws to dinner to give their blessing to the marriage, Alice's peculiar extended family -- including philosophical grandfather Martin Vanderhof, hapless fledgling ballerina sister Essie and fireworks enthusiast father, Paul -- might be too eccentric for the staid Kirbys.