How does the Staged Play Reading Series work?

Purchase your virtual seat for $10 and you'll receive the link to stream your show! Choose from July 17th, July 24th, OR July 31st at 7pm EDT. The link to your show will go live at 7pm on the day of the performance. Filmed on The Studio Theatre Stage, these staged play readings will bring a little bit of The Studio Theatre into your home. Stay tuned for instructions in your inbox after purchase.

The Violet Sisters
by Gina Femia

July 17th, 24th, 31st, 2020

JULY 17th 2020 @ 7:00pm EDT
JULY 24th 2020 @ 7:00pm EDT
JULY 31st 2020 @ 7:00pm EDT

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Forgiving when you cannot forget
In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, two estranged sisters, Pam and Sam, reunite in Brooklyn after the tragic death of their father in the storm. The sisters go head to head over drugs, guilt, and abuse as they struggle to find common ground. After 8 years apart the sisters are forced to deal with all that they have let slip away, all the words that have been left unsaid for years. The Violet Sisters is a modern play in real time that is the perfect mix of comedy and gut-wrenching realism that is rightfully unapologetic.

Content Advisories: Language, Adult Content, Violence.

Whitney Morse won Broadway World's award for Best Supporting Actress for Proof in the Inaugural Season at The Studio Theatre Tierra del Sol. Morse kicked off the first season in Next To Normal, The Last Five Years, Proof, and Songs for a New World. In The Studio Theatre's second season, Morse starred in Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune as Frankie, and in Company as Amy. Over this past summer at The Studio Theatre, Morse accomplished a once-in-a-lifetime acting experience in White Rabbit Red Rabbit. She also performed a one-woman run of fourteen sold-out performances for Tell Me On a Sunday. Audiences have most recently seen her in the Summer Song Cycle Now. Here. This. as well as last season’s iconic role of Nora Helmer in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House. Her Central Florida Theatre credits include The Secret Garden, 1776 and Big River (Mad Cow Theatre). Chicago: Next To Normal (Skokie Theatre), Other Desert Cities (Citadel Theatre), The Children's Hour (Pride Films and Plays), Spike Heels (Brown Paper Box), Down Range (Genesis Theatricals), Trafford Tanzi and I Carry Your Heart (Prologue Theatre Company), Accomplice (Jedlicka Performing Arts Center), The Turn of the Screw, Jeeves at Sea, Unnecessary Farce and The Merchant of Venice (First Folio Theater). Whitney is the Artistic Director of The Sharon and The Studio Theatre. MFA Acting - Columbia University School of the Arts. www.whitneymorse.com

Leslie Munson is delighted to make her debut with The Studio Theatre. Some of her favorite acting credits include The Tin Woman, I Love You Because, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (The Black Box Theater, IL), and Rocky Horror Show (Circa '21 Dinner Playhouse, IL). Leslie has also enjoyed bringing kooky characters to life performing with It's A Mystery, professional dinner theatre back home in the Midwest. Most recently she can be found behind the scenes with her talented work family at The Sharon L. Morse Performing Art Center in The Villages. Thank you to the Studio Theatre and their wonderful team for the opportunity and for keeping art alive when we need it the most.

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