Traveling Literary Theater


Established in 2005, Traveling Literary Theater has been bringing classic literature to audiences with characterization readings. Fully costumed, each production brings the authentic written word to life through carefully crafted delivery and story selection. All actors are professionally trained.

Currently we tour with the following productions:

  August 2017 Readings of Annie Dillard's essay TOTAL ECLIPSE

Tuesday August 8, 2017 - Summerville Library      

Monday August 14, 2017 - John's Island Regional Library

Wednesday August 16, 2017 - Beaufort County Library

Friday August 18, 2017 - Camellia Manor/Lunch and reading - $25 per person

Saturday August 19, 2017 - Hurd/St. Andrews Regional Library 


A dramatic reading of Annie Dillard's essay:


 Writer, Annie Dillard, viewed, on February 26, 1979, a total eclipse from the Yakima Valley in central Washington State. She described her impressions of the eclipse in an essay, "Total Eclipse".
Dillard describes a nearly overwhelming emotional experience as suggested in this quotation: 
"It materialized out of thin air – black, and flat, and sliding, outlined in flame. The heart screeched. The meaning of the sight overwhelmed its fascination. It obliterated meaning itself."
This essay was selected for inclusion in The Best American Essays of the 20th Century. (2000)

Actress Maggie Worsdale presents a dramatic reading of this great American essay.

Actress Maggie Worsdale holds a degree in English/Communications/Theater from Marietta College. She has appeared throughout the country in professional theater and off Broadway. She is the producer of TRAVELING LITERARY THEATER.




 Martha Washington Lecture Series:



This is a lecture and is not costumed.



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