Grand Island Little Theatre releasing virtual production

“Birthday Club” is a Zoom-style, recorded play
Published: Mar. 31, 2021 at 3:28 PM CDT
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GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (KSNB) - After more than a year of being production-free, the Grand Island Little Theatre is reconnecting with its audience through a virtual production.

“Birthday Club” will be released to the public on the theatre’s website Thursday, April 1 and stay up until Thursday, April 8. The show will be free to watch however the theatre will have an option for a free will donation to help fund productions and equipment when in-person shows resume.

The show is about five friends who gather each year on each others’ birthdays to celebrate, drink and support each other as they go through life. As the women go through the production the audience will following along with their personal, work and family issues.

“By being able to identify with those characters we all get to reflect internally on our own humanity and what makes us who we are,” Steve Spencer, a volunteer for the theatre and one of the online-reading coordinators for the show, said. “I think that’s what I’m hoping people will take away from it.”

The show is scripted and much more informal than what most people think of when they hear of a theatrical performance.

“It’s important for people to realize that it’s not a true production because it’s not polished like a lot of shows are,” Spencer said. “These actresses actually read the show from the script; they aren’t memorized.”

The show goes live Thursday, April 1 on the theatre’s website. As of now the theatre is planning on returning to live, in-person shows in June.

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