Scriptease is Iowa Stage Theatre’s play reading series, usually held in conjunction with our Mainstage plays. Scriptease looks at new and exciting works, with an emphasis on new plays by Iowa writers.

CANCELED--NO PERFORMANCE DECEMBER 20


MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY

Unfortunately, due to a positive COVID test we are are cancelling this Scriptease.

Enjoy your holidays and stay safe!

by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon 

Monday, December 20

7:00pm

TeeHee's Comedy Club

1433 Walnut Street

Des Moines

Directed by Megan Helmers

A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, MISS BENNET continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.

No RSVP required.

Doors open at 6:00pm

Reading starts at 7:00pm

Mary Bennet - Stephanie Schneider

Arthur deBourgh - Alex Schaeffer

Elizabeth Darcy - Rae Fehring

Fitzwilliam Darcy - Josh Visnapuu

Jane Bingley - Chelsea Haaland

Charles Bingley - Charlie Reese

Lydia Wickham - Emily Davis

Anne deBourgh - Ashley Schaeffer

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LOVE, FOR SHORT

by Anton Chekhov

Adpated by R. Andrew White & James Serpento

Chekhovian short stories adapted to short scenes.

Audio Drama available now on Youtube

“A life’s work celebrated with

genius, urgency and humor.”

 

-Jennifer Dunning, New York Times

of My Own Stranger