Drama Book Club
Next meeting: August 6, 5:30pm
Reading: Summer & Smoke, by Tennessee Williams
Set at the turn of the 20th century, Summer & Smoke revolves around a blossoming spiritual and sexual connection between the high-strung minister's daughter, Alma, and the wild, undisciplined doctor, John, who grew up next door. Alma is focused on matters of the heart and soul, looking for spiritual fulfillment, whereas John is preoccupied with matters of the mind and body. By the end of the play, they have influenced each other and traded places philosophically.
Welcome to our Drama Book Club main page! We are proud to partner with Civic Theater of Greater Lafayette to offer a unique book club experience. The reading selections are carefully chosen to represent both classic and modern theater, well-known and obscure. Each month, a representative from Civic will be present to provide behind-the-scenes details of the work. He (or she) will discuss blocking (the placement of actors on the stage), set design, costumes, accents, lighting, sound design, and more, helping us bring the play to life as we read. The extra insight gives depth to the written script.
We meet on the first Tuesday of the month at 5:30pm. Feel free to drop by! Bring your friends, family, random co-workers – the more, the merrier. We do not assume that everyone at the meeting has had a chance to finish that month’s selection, but be forewarned: there will be spoilers!
Join our Facebook group to discuss the books between meetings and see updates on events. It’s a great way to connect with other theater fans in the area and to suggest fun new reads for us!
We will have copies of the book club selections in stock. We try to have them available one month in advance. You are welcome to get the books anywhere, of course (library, etc).
Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller
Mother Courage & Her Children, by Bertolt Brecht
Fences, byAugust Wilson
33 Variations, by Moises Kaufman
Waiting for Godot, by Samuel Beckett
Arcadia, by Tom Stoppard
August: Osage County, by Tracy Letts
Shipwrecked! An Entertainment, by Donald Marguiles
Based on a Totally True Story, by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa