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Hendersonville Theatre Staged Reading Series Continues October 8

Series Showcases the Work of Area Playwrights

Hendersonville Theatre (HT) resumes its Staged Reading Series Saturday, October 8 at 4 p.m. Showcasing the work of area playwrights and performed by local actors, The Staged Reading Series is a FREE public reading of a new play in development. However, donations are welcome to support HT.

HT’s The Staged Reading Series offers exciting script-in-hand readings of new plays by emerging local playwrights. The readings are followed by a talk back with the playwright and actors to provide feedback to the playwright.

A short discussion will follow for each show to provide feedback to the playwright about their script.

The reading will be held on the Hendersonville main stage at 229 S. Washington Street, Hendersonville, NC. There is no charge to attend or to participate, however donations are welcome and will be used to support HT.

Hendersonville Theatre is committed to exploring and developing new work for American theater, supporting local playwrights with their creative process from concept to production.

Two short original one-acts will be read on October 8. Roddy's House Comes Down: A Parody in One Act by Katie Winkler and Clown Nightmare by Margie Royal.

Roddy's House Comes Down is a parody of Poe’s classic The Fall of the House of Usher.

In Clown Nightmare, written in the style of the theatre of the surreal, an artist is shown the truth of her life in a nightmare.

The readings will feature local actors Jack Dublynn, Bryan Byrd, JeanE Bartlett, Darcy and Natalie Broadway.

Playwrights who would like to submit work for consideration for the Staged Reading Series can follow the submission guidelines posted at and email questions to

Since 1966, Hendersonville Theatre has provided an inviting and nurturing environment for live theatre, as well as high-quality, affordable entertainment for the residents of Hendersonville and surrounding areas. Hendersonville Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking behind and in front of the theater.

Hendersonville Theatre is located at 229 South Washington Street. For tickets or more information contact us at 828-692-1082 or online at