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Table Readings Series at the Palace Theater Launches

Updated: Jan 11, 2022

The Palace's PoliClub (shown here during one of the theater's popular Second Act programs) will be the setting for the Table Readings Series.

Gracewell Productions and the Palace Theater, Waterbury present a "Table Reading" series of new and inspiring plays this fall in the Palace's Poli Club The readings will be followed by a talkback session where audience members will have a chance to give feedback and ask questions. Seating will be set up to allow you to sit with your party, but be distanced from other attendees. Seating is by invitation only. Once capacity is reached, a waiting list will be created to fill seats as they become available. Tickets are free. All attendees must present proof of Covid vaccination or a negative test (72 hours). Masks are required. See below for details.

The series includes:

Saturday, Oct. 16 at 2 pm The Little Sisters of Littleton by Kate Katcher, featuring Dorothy Lyman (TV's "Mama's Family," "All My Children") and directed by Ivoryton Playhouse Artistic Director Jacqueline Hubbard (additional casting TBA). Saturday, Dec. 11 at 2 pm Joy Meets Girl, a delightful new comedy from TV Writer/Producer Kimberly Hill ("Cheers," "Family Ties," "One Day at a Time," "Facts of LIfe" among others). This story about being open to receiving unexpected gifts at Christmas time will be presented in the format of a live radio drama directed by Susan Cinoman (TV's "The Goldbergs").

Sunday, March 27 at 2 pm An evening of four, one-act monologues offering unique perspectives from African-American women featuring the works of award-winning playwrights Cassandra Medley and Charlene A. Donaghy.

*Plays and performers are subject to change.

The performance of Five Bells for 9/11 which had been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 11, 2021 has been cancelled.

All readings will be held at

The Palace Theater Poli Club 100 East Main St., Waterbury, CT To RSVP and request an invite, contact Lauren at

All attendees at Palace Theater events will be required to:

Show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination


Present proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 72 hours.


Wear a face mask (properly worn), regardless of vaccination status, while inside the building, except while actively eating or drinking. Those who are medically exempted from mask-wearing must provide a note from their healthcare provider.

What is considered “Fully Vaccinated?”

  • Two doses of COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., Moderna or Pfizer): patrons must have received their second dose of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to attending a performance at the Palace Theater.

  • Single dose of COVID-19 vaccine (i.e., Johnson & Johnson): patrons must have received their single dose of the vaccine at least 14 days prior to attending a performance at the Palace Theater.

What forms of proof of vaccination are accepted?

  • A physical card or a photo of a vaccination card that matches the patron’s valid photo ID.

What forms of proof of a negative test are accepted?

  • A printed or digital test result that matches the patron’s valid photo ID.

What about children under 12?

  • Children under 12 are required to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test and wear a mask.

Gracewell Productions produces inspiring works in the arts and is thrilled to be partnering with the Palace Theatre, Waterbury on this Table Readings series. For more information about projects or Producer Lauren Yarger, visit The Palace Theater's primary purpose is to revitalize the Greater Waterbury community through the presentation of the performing arts and educational initiatives in collaboration with area cultural and educational institutions. Its mission is to preserve and operate the historic Palace Theater as a performing arts center and community gathering place that provides a focal point of cultural activity and educational outreach for diverse audiences. For more information, visit

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