I'm taking a course in the English department which is described as rehearsed table reads of British plays. After the rehearsals, the plays are publically performed on stage pretty much like a standard play except the actors can read from their scripts. They aren't expected to memorize their lines, and sets and props are minimal.
I've never acted in my life, but I took on a role in a 2007 play by Nicholas Wright titled The Reporter which we put on yesterday. Mine wasn't a starring role, but it was significant- I played the reporter's boss, a BCC executive. The action is in the 1960's, and since men's clothing doesn't change very much my costume was business wear from my closet.
Pam was in the audience and said she enjoyed it.