Hendersonville Theatre (HT) resumes its Staged Reading Series Saturday, April 9 at 4 pm. Showcasing the work of area playwrights and performed by local actors, The Staged Reading Series is a FREE public reading of a new play in development. However, donations are welcome to support HT.

HT’s Staged Reading Series offers exciting script-in-hand readings of new plays by emerging local playwrights. Readings are followed by a talk back with the playwright and actors to provide feedback to the playwright.

A short discussion will follow each show to provide feedback to the playwright about their script.

The reading will be held on the Hendersonville mainstage at 229 S. Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC. There is no charge to attend or to participate, however donations are welcome and will be used to support HT.

Hendersonville Theatre is committed to exploring and developing new work for American theater, supporting local playwrights with their creative process from concept to production.

The plays to be read on April 9 are That’s Good Chicken: The Community Theatre Chronicles by Victoria Lamberth and Easter Babka by Liz Hill. 

Easter Babka takes place on Holy Thursday, where the nuns are not only preparing for Easter, but they’re also playing matchmakers as well. Easter Babka has never been produced, but was a top-30  finalist and received a staged reading in the 2016  Pittsburgh New Works one-act play competition.

Victoria Lamberth Is Hendersonville Theatre’s Artistic Director. From 2016-2019, she was a regular on the Hendersonville stage as both an actor, director and staff member, where she served as Director of Marketing and Public Relations and Managing Director. Victoria began acting over 40 years ago, and she has appeared in professional and amateur productions in Memphis, Nashville, Los Angeles and Western North Carolina. For the last 20 years, she has directed professionally, recently directing Love, Lost and What I Wore in Hendersonville, Grimm’s Fairy Tales at Montford Park Players, and The Sparrow and the Whippoorwill at The Magnetic Theatre. Victoria studied theatre, advertising and public relations at the University of Memphis and Marquette University.

Liz Hill is a writer who has published four novels for young adults, several short stories and articles. She retired from Hendersonville in 2017 after a long career as a technical  writer. Liz’ one-act play, By the Book, was produced by Youngstown (Ohio) Playhouse during their 2014 Voices of the Valley  festival. 

Playwrights who would like to submit work for consideration for the Staged Reading Series can follow the submission guidelines posted at www.HVLtheatre.org and email questions to playsubmissions@HVLtheatre.org.

Since 1966, Hendersonville Theatre has provided an inviting and nurturing environment for live theatre, as well as high-quality, affordable entertainment for the residents of Hendersonville and surrounding areas.

Hendersonville Theatre is located at 229 South Washington Street. For tickets or more information contact us at 828-692-1082 or online at HVLTheatre.org.