Play Discussion Club
In celebration of the upcoming productions in our 31st Season, we’re bringing back our Play Discussion Club for two special bonus sessions!
**SpeakEasy will be able to provide a limited number of complimentary scripts per week. If you require one of these scripts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Underwritten scripts will be provided on a first come, first served basis.**
Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, Music by Stephen Flaherty, and Book by Terrence McNally
Thursday, January 20, from 5:30-6:30pm
Libretto (script) will be shared virtually with all who sign-up (emailed within 48 hours).
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.
one in two
by Donja R. Love
Wednesday, February 3, from 5:30-6:30pm
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.
For more information on this program or any of the plays included, please email Alex Lonati at email@example.com. Happy reading!