Show Dates

October 13, 2012 at 7:30 P.M.


ProMedica Bay Park Hospital (lower level), 2801 Bay Park Dr, Oregon, OH 43616

Mustang Sally tackles the timely and sensitive topic of female teachers who have sex with their underage students, justice, and double standards. As the play begins, the affair between Sal, a 13-year old male middle school student, and his 31-year old teacher, Kathy, has already been discovered. Kathy’s older, successful and high-powered, commitment phobic sister Elizabeth, steps forward to take charge and help. She quickly enlists the aid of one of her suitors, a divorced male attorney, Edward. Elizabeth attempts to solve Kathy’s problems while also trying to navigate her own life, and curb her religiously fanatic mothers destructive behavior. Along the way, deep family issues are uncovered, the result being an involving and insightful drama that provides food for thought about serious subjects.

By Linda Felton Steinbaum

Reader’s Theatre

Reader’s theatre is a style of theatre in which the actors do not memorize their lines. Rather, they either go through their blocking holding scripts and reading off their lines, or else sit/stand together on a stage and read through the script together. In Reader’s Theatre, actors use vocal expression to help the audience understand the story rather than visual storytelling such as sets, costumes, and intricate blocking. Like storytelling, Reader’s Theatre can create images by suggestion that could never be realistically portrayed on stage. Space and time can be shrunk or stretched, fantastic worlds can be created, marvelous journeys can be enacted. Reader’s Theatre frees the performers and the audience from the physical limitations of conventional theater, letting the imagination soar.

Produced by special arrangement with
Samuel French, Inc.
45 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010