The Staged Reading Companion Series

Free, one-night-only staged readings to enrich your theatrical experience


In 2017, Palo Alto Players launched a free series of one-night-only staged readings, taking relatively unknown theatrical pieces that match the tone, period, and theme of our mainstage productions.  These readings not only broaden your personal theatrical canon, but expand and enhance your experience at Palo Alto Players!


For tickets to our next upcoming staged reading, Henrik Ibsen's groundbreaking A DOLL'S HOUSE, presented Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00pm at the Lucie Stern TheaterRSVP online here!


For information on how to reserve seats for future staged readings in the series, join Palo Alto Players’ email list. Season subscribers will get first access to reservations. Purchase a season subscription online today, or by phone at 650-329-0891, or in person at the Box Office at the Lucie Stern Theater located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto.


Palo Alto Players’ staged reading companion series for the 2019-20 season includes:



by Henrik Ibsen

Directed by Henry Alper

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Reserve a FREE Ticket


...a companion staged reading for Palo Alto Players’ production of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2

Ibsen's A DOLL'S HOUSE is a revolutionary classic. Nora, a spirited young housewife, is a radical thinker trapped in a patriarchal world. Life with her husband, Torvald, is comfortable, if uninteresting. But when secrets of her past are revealed and comforts give way to cold realities, everything changes. As her marriage, her relationships, and her world crumbles, Nora Helmer begins to find herself.

Suggested age recommendation: Ages 16 and up.