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Book Club Play, The

Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart hit comedy about books and the people who love them.

  • Full Length Play
  • Drama, Comedy
  • 100 minutes

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Target Audience: Adult

  • Performance Group:
  • College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups, Professional Theatre
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.


"A delightful, fresh comedy... distinctive, sharp and exceptionally well written."

 Talkin' Broadway

"The show is a celebration for all booklovers everywhere."

"By the end, you honestly felt like part of the book club."


"Besides the interpersonal drama, the questions at the core of the play is whether pop-culture should be regarded as a guilty pleasure at best, or whether it can be embraced whole-heartedly by people whose tastes also include the classics. The Book Club Play itself is a people-pleasing comedy which never gets too heavy or challenging. However, it is done so well that, like one of the books under discussion, it may be the right thing at the right time to be a greatly rewarding experience."

"[An] uproarious social comedy."

"Lots of laughs, a few profundities and plot twists and a happy resolution."

"Smart, light, and pants-peeingly funny."

  • Casting: 3M, 3F
  • Casting Attributes: Expandable casting

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