Fans of Glen Arbor Art Association’s Readers’ Theater are familiar with classic who-done-its from past Sherlock Holmes shows. Put that genre in the hands of director, Mason Query, and things get a little… twisted. Ms. Query will lead an all-local cast in a double-header: “The Circus Train”, from the Ellery Queen series, is an interactive detective tale featuring a giant, a midget, a fortune teller and murder, of course. Rounding out the evening is a sci-fi thriller from The Mysterious Traveler series, “The Ugliest Woman Alive”, where things are never as they seem.
The Reader’s Theater concept involves actors performing adaptations from novels, radio or screenplays using only their voices and facial expressions to convey the story to their audience. There are no sets, costumes or props. There is also no memorization required.
In less than two seasons, Readers’ Theater has grown from a one night performance to three. Although performances will continue to be free of charge, a reservation is now required to guarantee seats.
Reserve now by contacting Teddy House at firstname.lastname@example.org for performances on Friday.
Glen Arbor is beautifully situated between Lake Michigan and Glen Lake on M-22, about 35 minutes northwest of Traverse City.