Calendar

Sep
19
Sat
Saturday Morning Storytelling
Sep 19 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Morning Storytelling

Please join us this Saturday for Storytime that will appeal to both children and adults alike.

Link to event: http://twitch.tv/Altarenaplayhouse

Our Storytellers feature some familiar faces to Altarena Audiences: Katina Letheule, Samira Mariama, Peter Marietta and Jacqui Herrera.

They will be reading stories by the following authors: Juana Martinez-NealJulia Donaldson, Bill Grossman, Jerdine Nolan and Walter de la Mare.

We are looking forward to sharing with you on Saturday. Feel free to invite others.

Sep
23
Wed
Theater Team Trivia Night
Sep 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Theater Team Trivia Night

While theaters may be on hiatus for now, we would love to gather as many theater lovers as we can to do a Team Trivia Night.

Join by yourself, with others, or invite more people to participate. We’ll randomize teams in small groups, and then continue with 20 questions related to theater history, performers, titles, songs, gossip, fun stories, etc.

Check out our Facebook page for the Zoom link or email us at .

Sep
30
Wed
Playreaders Discussion: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Playreaders Discussion: The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds

“The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-In-The-Moon Marigolds,” By Paul Zindel

Winner 1971 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Winner 1970 Obie Award, Best American Play, Winner 1970 New York Drama Critics Circle Award, Best American Play

Supporting herself and her two daughters by taking in a decrepit old boarder, acid-tongued Beatrice Hunsdorfer wreaks a petty vengeance on everyone around her. Her older daughter, Ruth, is a highly strung girl subject to convulsions, while her younger daughter, Tillie, plain and almost pathologically shy, demonstrates an intuitive gift for science. Encouraged by her teacher, Tillie conducts a botanical experiment, winning a prize at her high school. Proud but jealous, too filled with her own hurt to accept her daughter’s success, Beatrice can only maim when she needs to love and deride when she intends to praise. Yet, as Tillie’s experiment proves, something beautiful and full of promise can emerge from even the most barren, afflicted soil.

Paperback available on Amazon and at Samuel French. Kindle copy available.

Join the Altarena Playreaders Facebook group for the Zoom link or email us at 

We are a group of theater lovers who want to explore and get to know all the options out there for plays of all genres: new works, classics, experimental theater and more. NOTE: We will NOT be performing or reading these plays as a group via a Live Call, but rather we will choose the plays, then gather to discuss them once everyone has completed reading them.

Oct
14
Wed
Theater Team Trivia Night
Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Theater Team Trivia Night

While theaters may be on hiatus for now, we would love to gather as many theater lovers as we can to do a Team Trivia Night.

Join by yourself, with others, or invite more people to participate. We’ll randomize teams in small groups, and then continue with 20 questions related to theater history, performers, titles, songs, gossip, fun stories, etc.

Check out our Facebook page for the Zoom link or email us at .

Oct
24
Sat
Saturday Morning Storytelling
Oct 24 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Saturday Morning Storytelling

Please join us this Saturday for Storytime that will appeal to both children and adults alike.

Link to event: http://twitch.tv/Altarenaplayhouse

Our Storytellers feature some familiar faces to Altarena Audiences. We are looking forward to sharing with you on Saturday. Feel free to invite others.

Oct
28
Wed
Playreaders Discussion
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Playreaders Discussion

Play to be announced.

Join the Altarena Playreaders Facebook group for the Zoom link or email us at 

We are a group of theater lovers who want to explore and get to know all the options out there for plays of all genres: new works, classics, experimental theater and more. NOTE: We will NOT be performing or reading these plays as a group via a Live Call, but rather we will choose the plays, then gather to discuss them once everyone has completed reading them.

Oct
29
Thu
Radio Play
Oct 29 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Radio Play

Play to be announced.

Nov
30
Mon
Webinar
Nov 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

More information to come.