Theater troupe offers read aloud arts series at the Athenaeum


Write Out Loud, a theater troupe that reads literature aloud for live audiences, returns to the Athenaeum Music & Arts Library, 1008 Wall St., with “Orpheus Speaks,” three new Monday evening programs of literature about art and music.

Write Out Loud made its Athenaeum debut last May to a large and enthusiastic audience. It was founded by San Diego actors Veronica Murphy and Walter Ritter.

The 7:30 p.m. Nov. 14 performance will feature Walter Ritter reading “The Benefit Concert,” by Rhys Davies; Veronica Murphy interpreting “The Piano Player,” by Elizabeth Strout; Rachael Van Wormer with “A Flying Start,” by Sylvia Townsend Warner; and Brian Mackey with “The Noblest Instrument,” from “Life With Father,” by Clarence Day.

The next programs are set for 7:30 p.m. Jan. 16, April 16.

Tickets are $12 for members, $17 for non-members with reservations at (858) 454-5872. Find more information on the Internet at