Wednesday, October 18 2017 • 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm • The Basement

JazzHappyHour-01-copy (2)Scriptease is a monthly play-reading initiative through Iowa Stage Theatre Co. Each month audiences can experience a new, cutting edge play for free! View information below about this month’s reading.

John by Anne Baker

The week after Thanksgiving. A Bed & Breakfast in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. A cheerful innkeeper. A young couple struggling to stay together. Thousands of inanimate objects, watching. 

A simple enough description, but Annie Baker’s fascinating play takes a look at what theatre can be and builds a world all its own. Baker’s hyper-realism bleeds into the eerily super-natural in this quiet tale, where actors and audiences alike delve into ideas of self, mortality, and the solitude of human experience.