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LEON  a one-act play

was performed by Reader's Theater Unlimited (RTU). 

Scroll down for photos and link to Youtube video.


A Cup of Christmas Tea (a dramatic poem) directed by RTU's Rita Niesen

LEON written and directed by RTU's Judy Kiehart

A Child's Christmas in Wales, written by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and directed by RTU's Jake Lehman

Join in the fun this holiday season!

Public is invited to the Dec. 12 and Dec. 14 shows in red below, all others are private


Wednesday, Dec. 6

Brookdale East

Thursday, Dec. 7

Woodland Retirement & Assisted Living Community

Friday, Dec. 8

Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd


Monday, Dec. 11

The Firs

Open to the Public:

Tuesday, Dec. 12th @1 pm

Olympia Senior Center

222 Columbia St. NW


Wednesday, Dec. 13

Sequoia Assisted Living Community

Open to the Public:

Thursday, Dec 14 @ 12:30 pm

Lacey Senior Center

6757 Pacific Ave. SE

 Thursday, Dec 14

Capital Place Retirement Residence

Read the original LEON short story.



Spirit sister, Jane, takes a bite from muffin while Beth and Tina are frozen.

The three sisters reminisce about past Christmas holidays.


Donna Doyle as Beth

Cathy Russell as Jane

Anne Balch as Tina


Tina and Beth open the box from Jane.


Spirit sister, Jane, shares her death with audience.

Jane plays a final prank on her sisters.


When adapting a short story to a staged play, many elements are typically changed. LEON, the short story is an example of such revisions (especially the ending which was cheerfully and happily received by the audiences). I hope you enjoy both the short story and the staged work.

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