CITY READS at Books & Books in Coral Gables

City Reads is a series of five free public readings of short plays presented by City Theatre in partnership with Books & Books in Coral Gables. Every first Thursday of the month from October to March, the popular play reading series features professional actors reading 5-6 short plays followed by a lively talk back between the audience and City Theatre staff.


Event Dates:

October 6, 2022 at 7:30 pm

November 3, 2022 at 7:30 pm

January 5, 2023 at 7:30 pm

February 2, 2023 at 7:30 pm

March 2, 2023 at 7:30 pm


Join us for this free series at Books & Books in Coral Gables (265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables, FL 33134).

CityReads at Books & Books is made possible in part by a grant from the City of Coral Gables


 Pictured: Stephon Duncan and Michael Vadnal
Morgan Sophia Photography

Audiences have opportunities year-round to enjoy free readings at CITY READS of original works  submitted to us for production consideration.


Regional actors perform at various locations, particularly at well-regarded Books & Books, and CityWrights readings.


These informal, entertaining gatherings give audiences a chance to give feedback.

They contribute to our selection process, while allowing a work to come off the page with the use of actors and audience members, the two most basic ingredients necessary for producing a play.

A number of the plays produced at SUMMER SHORTS are discovered at CITY READS.