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“Smart, light and pants-peeingly funny”

The Book Club Play

September 18- 30, 2018 

By Karen Zacarías

Directed by James Ijames

Produced by special arrangement with THE DRAMATIC PUBLISHING COMPANY of Woodstock, Illinois


Bookworms unite! Join Ana’s book club, a letter-perfect world for lovers of literature. This smart hit comedy about books and the people who love them takes a turn for the hilarious as Ana’s beloved club is infiltrated by a documentary film crew. Add a provocative new member and some startling titles, and these six friends are bound for bedlam. Ana’s literary haven quickly transforms into “Lord of the Flies with wine and dip” in this side-splitting celebration of bibliophiles everywhere.


Tuesday, Sept. 18, 8pm (Preview)

Wednesday, Sept. 19, 8pm (Opening Night)

Thursday, Sept. 20, 8pm

Friday, Sept. 21, 8pm

Saturday, Sept. 22, 8pm

Sunday, Sept. 23, 2pm


Tuesday, Sept. 25, 8pm

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 8pm (Wine Down Wednesday)

Thursday, Sept. 27, 8pm (Speaker's Night)

Friday, Sept. 28, 8pm

Saturday, Sept. 29, 8pm

Sunday, Sept. 30, 2pm (Closing)

Production Staff

Director: James Ijames

Scenic Designer: Parris Bradley

Costume Designer: Courtney Boches

Lighting Designer: Jerold R. Forsyth

Sound Designer: John Stovicek

Dramaturg: CJ Miller

Stage Manager: Josh McIlvain

Assistant Stage Managers: Asaki Kuruma, Jaried Kimberley


Ana Smith: Amy E. Abrigo

Robert Novum Smith Jr: Ethan Mitchell

William Lee Nothnagel: Kale Thompson

Jennifer McClintock: Mary Lyon

 Lily Louise Jackson: Kishia Nixon

 Alex: Jerald Bennett

 Pundits: Shawneen Rowe

Dramaturgical Resources

For more research and resources, visit Dramaturg CJ Miller's website here.

To view the Educational Guide for The Book Club Play, click here.

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