Lyric Arts and the Anoka County Library are joining forces once again to offer a unique experience for theater and book lovers. Dig deeper into a Lyric Arts production with the Page & Stage program, an opportunity to read a play, discuss and interpret it, then see the play on the Main Street Stage.
Each Page & Stage participant will receive:
- A script of the play
- At ticket to the production
After reading the play, participants will gather for a facilitated group discussion, before seeing the Lyric Arts stage production. Think book club, but for theater! After the show participants are welcome to stay for a Post-Show Talkback, a Q&A session with the cast and director of the show.
The Page & Stage program is completely free of cost, thanks to the Legacy Amendment and Lyric Arts’ partnership with the Anoka County Library. See below for more information on this partnership and funding.
Next up: Barefoot in the Park Page & Stage Event
Sunday, June 9
Pre-show discussion at 12:00pm – don’t forget your script!
Performance of Barefoot in the Park at 2:00pm
Post-show discussion with cast at 4:00pm (approx.)
This program is FREE and is limited to 40 participants. Participants must reserve a place in advance and must take part in all aspects of the program, including pre-show and post-show discussions.
To reserve your place and order your script, contact Matt McNabb at 763.433.2510, ext. 101 or email@example.com by May 31.
Upcoming Page & Stage Events:
2013-14 schedule to be announced soon!
Page & Stage discussions led by Cristopher Tibbetts
Cristopher Tibbetts is pleased to return for another season of Page and Stage events, and talk-backs following each Lyric Arts production. Cris has directed Miracle on 34th Street and Visitor from Hollywood here at Lyric Arts, and has worked as a director, actor, playwright, and performance teacher at theaters and schools across the country.
About the partnership
The Anoka County Library and Lyric Arts Main Street Stage partnership to provide Page & Stage experiences to the public dovetails perfectly with the intent of the Legacy Amendment, which was passed to support the arts, arts education and arts access, and to preserve Minnesota’s history and cultural heritage. Page & Stage programs provide access to high quality local theater in addition to a broad spectrum of arts education. Pre-show discussions address the literary aspects of the play while delving into the historical and cultural significance of each play. After the performance, participants get a real sense of theater in the making during a post-show conversation with the cast.
The Page & Stage program supports the library’s mission statement, “Anoka County Library…your connection to ideas, information and inspiration” and provide cultural experiences which wouldn’t otherwise be possible.
This program was funded in part or in whole with money from the vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008 which dedicated funding to preserve Minnesota’s art and cultural heritage.