Saturday, Apr 18, 2020 7:00p -
Sunday, May 31, 2020 5:00a
Chelsea Theatre Works
189 Winnisimmet St.
Chelsea, Massachusetts 02150
Virtual & Streaming
Apollinaire at Home is a free virtual play & film script reading gathering.
Readings are hosted by Apollinaire favorites, and the cast includes all those who’d like to join in. It’s not a performance, rather a fun social read of some favorite plays and film scripts and a chance to read some future favorites.
Readings will be held in an online video conference space on:
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evenings at 7:30 (gathering starts at 7), and we'll have a Sunday matinee at 3:00 (gathering starts at 2:30).
We'll post the schedule for each week, and details for joining in at: www.apollinairetheatre.com
This week’s schedule is:
Thurs. June 18, 7:30 (gather 7:00-7:30)
Downton Abbey(the movie)
Screenplay by Julian Fellowes
Special Guests: members of the Wellesley Repertory Theatre production of A Piece of My Heart.
•Hosted by Andrea Lyman, David Reiffel & Demetrius Fuller
New Play Night
Apollinaire at Home celebrates Juneteenth with playwright Terrence Kidd who writes for underrepresented characters and audiences, reflecting the hubris, hilarity and hypocrisy of life's rich pageant.
Friday June 19, 7:30 (gather 7:00-7:30)
Short Plays & a Screenplay
by Terrence Kidd
Special Guests playwright Terrence Kidd and Boston Playwrights' Theatre Artistic Director Kate Snodgrass, and read by a cast of local favorites.
•Hosted by Becca A. Lewis &
Introducing: Teatro Chelsea
Teatro Chelsea is our new bilingual community theater. Come meet the govering board and join us as we inaugurate this exciting new company!
Saturday June 20, 7:30 (gather 7:00-7:30)
Anna in the Tropics
by Nilo Cruz
•Hosted by Jaime Hernandez
Here's how it works:
• Click the name of the Play/Movie on our homepage: apollinairetheatre.com to get a link to the script.
You can download and print it, or read it on a separate phone/ipad/computer, or if your screen permits, you can be in the video conference and read it on the same screen. (You can join the "video meeting" at any time if you want to try it out in advance.)
The Event Begins:
• Log-in to the meeting, by clicking the date of the meeting on our homepage.
We will start to gather online in the video meeting room at 7:00pm.
-- We would normally provide refreshments, but since Zoom doesn't give us the option to hand you a glass of wine, we suggest having your own snacks and drinks at the ready.
• When you join, please click the chat button and let us know if you are interested in reading a major role, smaller role, or being part of the audience.
• At 7:30 sharp we'll draw names, you'll pick your role, and we'll read!
• Following the reading, we'll stay on line for a half hour for folks who'd like to discuss the play/film.
Apollinaire Theatre Company stages passionate plays at their elegantly restored theater in the Chelsea Theatre Works, as well as free summer theater in the park. Recently Apollinaire opened two new theaters at the Chelsea Theatre Works, the Riseman Family Theatre that houses their Apollinaire Play Lab program for children and youth, and the Black Box Theatre, housing the new Resident Artist Program for Greater Boston's performing arts community.
Apollinaire productions include A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Uncle Vanya and Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov, A Beautiful Day in November on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes by Kate Benson, Songs of the Dragons Flying to Heaven by Young Jean Lee, and The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart by David Greig.