To help cope with isolation during COVID-19 quarantines, we brought together a group of theatre lovers to perform cold readings of some of our favourite scripts over Zoom. We began with the complete works of Shakespeare then expanded, eventually tackling nearly 100 different texts over the course of two years. Corona Cold Reads, along with Corona Movie Club, kept us sane through the pandemic and fostered a sense of community when we couldn’t actively participate in our local ones.
Up next is a little mini-season featuring a few classics from the French theatrical canon (in English translation of course). In this episode, we took on Molière’s timeless takedown of religious hypocrisy Tartuffe.
Listen in audio form below (or on iTunes) then tune into our YouTube page to check out the video versions of all our live readings.
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The Cast of Tartuffe:
Orgon- Shawn Wilson
Damis- Elizabeth Ramirez
Cleante- Weldon Goree
Valere- Mark Kreder
Tartuffe- Christopher Prentice
Loyal/Officer- Elizabeth Morriss
Mme. Pernelle- Marlo K Shaw
Elmire- Shalyn Bass- McFaul
Dorine- Laura Hubbard
Mariane- Melissa Wright
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