JANUARY 25 – FEBRUARY 19, 2017

THE BOOK CLUB PLAY

By Karen Zacarías 
Directed by Kirsten Brandt

A hit comedy about books and the people who love them. When the members of a devoted book club become the subjects of a documentary filmmaker and accept a provocative new member, their long-standing group dynamics take a hilarious turn. Sprinkled with wit, joy and novels galore — from Jane Eyre and Moby Dick to Twilight and The DaVinci Code — this hilarious comedy of manners reflects the ironies of contemporary culture.

 

Kirsten Brand

Director

 

Kate Edmunds

Set Design

 

B. Modern

Costume Design

 

Steve Mannshardt

Lighting Design

 

Steve Gerlach

Media Design

 

Shaun Carroll

Properties Design

 

 

 

 

 

Tristan
Cunningham
*


as Lily

 

 

Geoff (Jeffrey)
Fiorito


as Will

 

 

Sierra
Jolene


as Jen

 

 

Stephen
Muterspaugh
*


as Alex

 

 

Brent
Schindele*


as Rob

 

 

Maryssa
Wanlass
*


as Ana

 

 

 


*Member, Actor’s Equity Association, the union of professional actors and stage managers in the United States.

 

Glossary Of Terms – Click the icon to view. 

 


Article 1 – Book Clubs and the Evaluation of Books – Click the icon to view. 

 


Article 2 – Womens Groups and the Rise of the Book Club – Click the icon to view. 

 


Article 3 – The evolution of American book clubs: A timeline – Click the icon to view. 

 


Article 4 – The “Oprahfication” of Literacy: Reading “Oprah’s Book Club – Click the icon to view. 

 


From the Dramaturge – Book Clubs: Two Personal Accounts – Click the icon to view. 
 

 

Photos

Photography by Steve DiBartolomeo


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