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The Book Club Play

OCT 7 – NOV 6, 2011

Directed Molly Smith
Illustration by Jody Hewgill

By resident playwright Karen Zacarías
The Kogod Cradle Season is sponsored by Arlene and Robert Kogod.

in the Kogod Cradle

New Comedy Re-Examined

Ana lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, perfect job and her greatest passion: Book Club. But when bizarre circumstances put her life under a magnifying glass, things begin to heat up and more truths are told than anyone bargained for. Arena Stage is proud to bring the latest chapter of Zacarías' (Legacy of Light) "delightful, fresh comedy" ( about life, love and literature.

The Book Club Play runs approximately 2 hours, including one 15-minute intermission.

American Voices

Karen Zacarias

Karen ZacarÍas

Comedies are deceptively hard to write … tragedy affects people similarly, but what makes someone laugh is as varied and complex as … people. Characters in a play should be as vibrant and complicated as the audience. I love plays that are fresh. That surprise! Plays should dare to be thoughtful, human, and playful. I love taking that dare. (And I hope you do too.)