Play Discussion Club

Play Discussion Club

January 13, 2022
In celebration of the upcoming productions in our 31st Season, we’re bringing back our Play Discussion Club for two special bonus sessions!
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**SpeakEasy will be able to provide a limited number of complimentary scripts per week. If you require one of these scripts, please email alexlonati@speakeasystage.com. Underwritten scripts will be provided on a first come, first served basis.**
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WEEK ONE:


Ragtime
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty, and Book by Terrence McNally
Thursday, January 20, from 5:30-6:30pm

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Libretto (script) will be shared virtually with all who sign-up (emailed within 48 hours).
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Based on the novel of the same name by E.L. Doctrow, Ahrens and Flaherty’s Ragtime is a compelling epic capturing the American experience at the turn of the 20th century. Tracking three diverse families in pursuit of the American dream in the volatile “melting pot” of turn-of-the-century New York, Ragtime confronts the dialectic contradictions inherent in American reality: experiences of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair.
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WEEK TWO:


one in two
by Donja R. Love
Wednesday, February 3, from 5:30-6:30pm

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Three Black queer men sit in an ethereal waiting room. One is about to be chosen to live the unforgiving story of a man diagnosed with HIV, struggling to be defined by more than his status. Ten years after his own diagnosis, Donja R. Love has written a fearless account of the reality for too many Americans. A deeply personal call to action, one in two shines a light on the people behind a statistic and the strength of the community they make up.
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For more information on this program or any of the plays included, please email Alex Lonati at alexlonati@speakeasystage.com. Happy reading!

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