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Let’s Get Together…

Join us for our monthly Play Reading Group!

Held on the fourth Thursday of each month, on Zoom, starting in February 2021. 

A Number, by Caryl Churchill, is a 2002 sci-fi drama that examines questions of identity and nature versus nurture, through the lens of a human cloning project.

To be read by the Brass Tacks Play Reading Club on Tuesday, February 23 at 6:30pm via Zoom

Registration required for the Zoom Link:


Video can be by laptop/computer, but Audio will be by phone call-in only. This helps keep the delays between lines to a minimum.

No script necessary. A script will be shared once the Zoom meeting starts.

The Reading: There are four characters, and stage directions to be read. While the play technically was written for two — with the same actor playing three of the four — we can have each clone be read by a different actor, to allow as many actors to read as possible. Roles can be cast without regard to gender or age.

Summary: Salter, a man in his early sixties, has a series of conversations with his sons — that is, his son Bernard, and the multiple clones made of Bernard. Each has a different history with Salter, each learns a different secret behind their origin, and each is affected drastically differently at the thought of meeting their identical “brothers.”

We will hold a discussion afterwards to discuss the show, its relevance, and its potential for production, as well as the BTE themes of Universality, Clarity, and Theatricality.


Join us for our Writing Group, the second Tuesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. ONLINE… and/or our Play Reading Group, also at 6:30 (also ONLINE for now, until further notice!

Take a look at the Events Calendar for exception dates and check out our Facebook page for the deets!

These will start back up on March 9, 2021.

Curious about how we got started?  Check out Memories of The Brass Tacks Ensemble, published in installments on our blog.

Every time you shop, consider supporting us at the same time:

  • Register your Kroger Card – designate The Brass Tacks Ensemble (Organization #41497) and we’ll receive a donation every time you use your Kroger card (AND you get sale prices… and can clip virtual coupons as well)!

  • Shop through http://smile.amazon.com – designate The Brass Tacks Ensemble as the nonprofit you support and we will receive 0.5% of the sales on almost all purchases (just about everything on Amazon is available through the Amazon Smile link – you can still use Prime, etc.)!

  • Go to Goodshop (AKA Goodsearch), designate Brass Tacks Ensemble Theater as the organization you support, and go there each time first to find coupon codes for your favorite online stores, as well as exploring the donation percentage of the sale we will receive.

 Interested in seeing a show?  Email BTEreservations@gmail.com for tickets or call or text us at (734) 926-5376! $15 Adults/$5 Students (with ID)