The Book Club Play

Written by Karen Zacarías

Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart hit comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana is a Type A personality who lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job and her greatest passion: Book Club. But when her cherished group becomes the focus of a documentary film, their intimate discussions about life and literature take a turn for the hilarious in front of the inescapable camera lens. Add a provocative new member along with some surprising new book titles, and these six friends are bound for pandemonium. Sprinkled with fun theatrical references to documentaries and novels galore from Moby Dick and Age of Innocence to Twilight and The Da Vinci Code, this buoyant comedy on contemporary culture will have everyone laughing … and reflecting.  The Book Club Play is a delightful new play about life, love, literature and the side-splitting results when friends start reading between the lines.

Run time:  1 hour, 45 minutes, plus a 15 minute intermission.

Content Warning:  Best enjoyed by ages 12 and up. 

Post-Show Discussion: Sunday, February 12, immediately following the performance.

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Ana –  Siri Hellerman
Robert – Ben Tallen
William – Tony Burton
Jennifer – Rachel Postle
Lily – Eni Ogundipe
Alex  – Matthew Kraft
Pundit  – Bailey Hess


Director – Shanan Custer
Stage Manager – Sam Fairchild
Set Designer – Greg Vanselow
Lighting Designer – Dietrich Poppen
Costume Designer – Rebecca Karstad
Prop Designer – Bobbie Smith
Sound Designer – Scott Gilbert
Assistant Stage Manager – Lauren Volkart
Assistant Costume Designer – Colleen O’Dell
Light Board Operator – Emily Schoenbeck
Sound Board Operator – Andrew Pritchard