Reader’s Theater Series

Reader’s Theater Update-

Oct 1, 2016 – Kansas writers can hear their play brought to life by experienced actors onstage at Wichita’s iconic Community Theatre next year.  The Reader’s Theatre committee of the Wichita Community Theatre would like to invite Kansas playwrights to enter their 2017 search for full-length plays, with one contest focusing on writers aged 13-17 and a second for adults aged 18 and older.  The prize for both is a public reading.
“We are thrilled to add a contest into our usual line-up of Reader’s Theatre productions,” said Dana Miotto, committee chair. “We have a strong history of readings and full productions from Wichita and area writers at our theater and I think this is a step in a positive direction and a great opportunity for local playwrights.”
Adult playwrights (18 and older) have a deadline that looms over the holidays, with their full-length scripts due by midnight, January 1, 2017. Teen writers have until April 15th to finish their plays. Check our our Reader’s Theater Series page.
If you need to contact Dana, please email her at

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward Opens October 19

Wichita Community Theatre’s current production is a delightful farce, Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward. The play is one of several classic, madcap comedies that never loses its spark.

“With Hay Fever and Private Lives, Blithe Spirit strikes me as being one of Coward’s three indisputable comic masterpieces.” Charles Spencer of The Daily Telegraph

Blithe Spirit tells the story of the socialite and novelist, Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a sé-ance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when his de-ceased first wife, Elvira, appears after the séance to haunt him. Elvira is flirtatious and catty. She enjoys insulting Charles’ second wife. At first Ruth thinks her husband has gone insane. Then, after watching a vase float across the room (thanks to Elvira), Ruth accepts the strange truth. What follows is a darkly funny competition between two women, one dead, one living (at least for a while). They battle for the possession of their husband. Coward’s play goes beyond the comic mix-ups inherent in most supernatural comedies. The play explains love and marriage more than it explores the afterlife.
Performances are Wednesday through Saturday at 8 pm and 7 pm on the first Sunday, 10/23. There is a 2pm matinee on the second Sunday, October 30. Tickets are $14 for adults or $12 for military/senior/students (sales tax included).  The show runs from Weds, Oct 19th thru Oct 30th, 2016. Closed on Mondays & Tuesdays.  Call for reservations 686-1282. Click here to sign up to volunteer

Auditions for Explorer’s Club

Auditions for The Explorers Club by Nell Benjamin are Saturday, November 12 and Sunday, November 13. Both days auditions will begin at 2:00 PM.
Explorers Club is a crazy, comedy set in London in 1879. The prestigious men’s Club is in crisis! The President wants to admit a brilliant female explorer and if that isn’t enough to shake up the men, they can’t get a decent drink!
We invite you to join the fun!
The script requires 9 men and 1 woman (sorry ladies).
All parts are available and all ages, sizes and experience!

Show runs from Jan 25 – Feb 5 2017

Directed by Dona Lancaster

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