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by Ronán Noone

January 14, 15 & 16

Sam & Lizzie

by Emily Kaczmerak

February 13-14

Monsters of the American Cinema

by Christian St. Croix

March 18, 19 & 20

The outdoor reading series has concluded.

Thank you for a wonderful season of readings!



by Ronán Noone

Directed by Brendan Ragan

January 14, 15 & 16 at 6pm: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Downtown Campus


Set in the Tyrone family kitchen during Eugene O’Neill’s classic play Long Day’s Journey into Night, Ronán Noone’s Thirst explores the comedy, tragedy and triumph of two Irish immigrant servant girls’ search for love, success, and a sense of belonging in their new world. 


Sam & Lizzie

by Emily Kaczmarek

Directed by Summer Dawn Wallace

March 13 & 14 at 6pm: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Downtown Campus


Classmates Sam and Lizzie have their first playdate on 9/11, co-creating an imaginary, fanciful queendom in order to make sense of the day. Over the next twenty years, the game recurs at startling intervals as the two women navigate their fierce, fraught, electric friendship. 


Monsters of the American Cinema

by Christian St. Croix

Directed by Harry Bryce

March 18, 19 & 20 at 6pm: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Spanish Point Campus

When his husband dies, Remy Washington finds himself both the owner of a drive-in movie theater and a caregiver to his late husband’s teenaged son, Pup. In a humorous and haunting tale about fatherhood, masculinity and grief, the duo battles the ghosts from the past in order to connect in the present.

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What is a staged reading?

Unlike a full production, a staged reading strips theatrical convention down to the bare essentials of engaging storytelling: professional performers and text. Audiences can expect riveting stories read by actors with minimal staging.

What's the seating like?
For events at Selby Gardens Downtown or Spanish Point Campuses, Urbanite Theatre will rent standard event chairs. If you wish to bring additional cushioning, you are invited to. Events at the Hermitage Artist Retreat will take place on the beach, and patrons are encouraged to bring beach chairs or blankets.

Is food or beverage allowed?

Patrons may not bring food or beverage to the performances at Selby Gardens Downtown or Spanish Point locations. However, patrons are encouraged to bring their own food and beverages to the performances taking place on the beach at the Hermitage Artist Retreat.

Is it safe to attend an outdoor reading?

Seating for outdoor readings will be distanced, and all patrons should wear masks covering the nose and mouth at all times. Please see our COVID-19 Safety Disclaimer below for more information.


Urbanite Theatre will be taking extensive measures to provide for the safety of artists, staff and guests. While participating in events held or sponsored by the Urbanite Theatre, social distancing must be practiced and face coverings should be worn at all times to reduce the risks of exposure to COVID-19. Temperature checks will be administered to all attendees. Patrons experiencing fever, fatigue, difficulty breathing, a dry cough, or any other symptoms related to COVID-19 should not attend under any circumstances. Patrons with a temperature above 100.6° will not be admitted to any Urbanite Theatre event, and will be offered a full refund.

By purchasing tickets to these events, patrons acknowledge the contagious nature of COVID-19 and voluntarily assume the risk of possible exposure to or infection by COVID-19. With full knowledge of the risks involved, attending patrons release Urbanite Theatre from any and all liabilities, claims, demands, actions, and causes of action whatsoever, directly or indirectly arising out of or related to any damage, illness, or death that may be sustained or related to COVID-19.

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