The Caltech Playreaders

2019-2020: The 69th Season

All of our readings will be held at 7:30 pm
at the Caltech Athenaeum in the Hall of Associates.

Please note our start time of 7:30 p.m. The doors will open at 7:15.

The Caltech Playreaders performance scheduled for Tuesday April 7, 2020 of "A Woman of No Importance" will be postponed to the 2020/2021 season due to the COVID-19 situation in Los Angeles County.

Many apologies to those of you who hoped to come! And profuse thanks to all of you for all your support now and in the future. We would not exist without you.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Moby Dick Rehearsed
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
The Lying Valet and The Male Coquette
Tuesday, April 7, 2020
A Women of No Importance
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Holmes and Watson

A donation of $4 is requested at the door (only $3 for members of the Caltech Women's Club).

If you plan to dine at the Athenaeum before the reading, your party should be seated by 5:30 pm. Call 626-395-8204 for reservations. You may order before everyone in your party has arrived. You are welcome to join the Playreaders' table. Casual dining is also available at the Athenaeum Rathskeller prior to the reading.

Readings usually run about two hours. Please plan to linger for discussion and refreshments.

The Caltech Women's Club and the Athenaeum sponsor the Playreaders. All Caltech/JPL community members are welcome to participate. To be added to the Playreaders emailing list or change your information, contact Arden Thomas (arden.e.thomas at

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Previous Seasons

Playreaders Officers:

Chair: Joanne Doyle
Chair Emeritus: Diana St. James
Play Selection Chair: Ashley Stroupe
Casting: Cara King
Membership and e-mail: Arden Thomas
Treasurer: Todd Brun
Publicity Committee: Greta Davidson, John Davidson, Joanne Doyle, Barbie Insua, Cara King, Lynne McGrath, Elena Scire, Diana St James, Alice Stone, Ashley Stroupe
Monthly Playbill: Ann Motrunich
Athenaeum and CWC Liaison: Alice Stone
Rights coordinator: Todd Brun
Hospitality: Anne Vaughan