Let's read theater

Are you a theater buff? If so, there is a good chance that a part of your life has felt void due to the inability to participate in the audience of live theater.

If staying in place has led to an increase in the amount of time that you spend reading, though, you might just find some satisfaction in enjoying some books associated with the familiar plays that you miss, or new ones that you have yet to experience.

Check out Goodreads Top 100 Stage Plays of All Time for an expansive list of options to try during your summer leisure.

Below are some selections from the list that you can check out from your nearest branch using your library card or download from the Overdrive and Libby apps.

Just click the images to view related items in the Alachua County Library District's catalog.

Front cover of Hamlet. The Importance of Being Earnest front cover. Front cover of A Midsummer Night's DreamFront cover of Death of a Salesman Front cover of A Streetcar Named Desire Front cover of A Doll's House Front cover of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Front cover of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Front cover of A Raisin in the Sun Front cover of Fences 

Those of you who have reached the point of feeling safer, and are ready to venture out and enjoy some live performances, check out what's showing at these local theaters (and what safety precautions each of them have in place).

Gainesville Community Playhouse

High Springs Playhouse

The Hippodrome

Star Center Theater

You might even have the added pleasure of finding a book at your library based on a local performance that you are able to attend.

What's more relaxing than theater and a book?

Let us know which "play book" you had the pleasure of enjoying this summer on social media using #summerwiththelibrary or @alachualibrary.

Happy summer!

Posted by TabreW on May 26, 2021