Behind the actors were two musicans: Harrison Wade on the piano and Erik Schee on the drums. The stage was set with music stands and some cozy chairs that functioned for much of the performance as offstage, but the whole cast was present for the entire reading so watching the women navigate all the transitions was so much fun! As an audience member seeing behind-the-scenes elates me; I love readings where they have scripts in hand because while watching a typical show so much of the process up to the public performances is completely hidden.
If you missed Ruthless! The Musical but you like the idea of a woman-centric company, put Theatre Elision's next show on your schedule. They will present Sarah Ruhl (!!!) and Todd Almond's Melancholy Play at Crane Theater in Minneapolis the first week in March.
More info and tickets at their site: elisionproductions.com.