Annie Oakley staged reading

Show Overview

Join the Process

Maura O'Brien performs a staged reading of a new play, written just for her, by Jeanne Beckwith - a solo show where she brings to life the legendary Annie Oakley.

Lost Nation Theater has spent the pandemic helping to develop new work. One piece commissioned is this new play for LNT fav Maura O'Brien.
After several meetings, we honed in on Annie - an outspoken, ridiculously talented, before her time woman, who found success on the 'stage' and who, despite her fame, most people don't really know about.
She is the epitome of surviving and thriving and her story is fascinating.

For this special event, we hope that you will be part of this final step of the developmental process as we plan to produce the show as part of our 2022 Mainstage Season.
The reading will last approximately 90 minutes, and will be followed by a discussion session. Ask the playwright a question, answer the playwrights' questions, give your feedback to playwright, actor, and artistic directors.

Two Live and In Person Performances.

7pm Saturday October 2nd and 2pm Sunday October 3rd

or join us from your living room!
Live Streamed Sunday Oct 3 at 2pm 
Or On Demand Recording Mon-Mon, Oct 4-11, 2021.

This Event is "Pay What You Can"
We thank you in advance for your generosity, interest and support.

LNT will be limiting seating for Covid Safety and all Industry Standard Covid Safety Protocols will be in effect.
(Masking and Proof of full Vaccination Required. Distanced Seating. Mask must be worn at all times.)
Maura will be unmasked while reading - remaining 10 feet from nearest audience member, but will be masked for the discussion.
All LNT staff will be masked.

Advance Reservations Only. No walk ins.

Read the Playbill


Production Team

written by: Jeanne Beckwith

directed by: Kim Allen Bent and Kathleen Keenan

lighting provided by SJB Lighting Design

Read The Playbill

Scoop Info

Check Out this Preview Article on the show in The Times Argus by Mary Gow


The weekend was a terrific success with the playwright already inspired for more revisions.
Many thanks to all who came out and shared their thoughts with us! And there's still time for you to share your thoughts or view the show online!

Buzz Info

Read what the creative team is saying!!


"Such an important woman. Great to know more of her story" - live-stream viewer.

"Loved Annie Oakley! Thanks SOOO MUCH! See you at the next one...Love, Sandy"

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