Play Discussion Club

In conjunction with our virtual production of The Boston Project: Project Resilience, SpeakEasy’s next series of our Play Discussion Club will feature three plays that take place in and around Boston, celebrating the complex and resilient characters that live and thrive here.
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All scripts available for purchase (both hard copies and electronic versions). We also have complimentary copies available for all who need access.
PLEASE NOTE – Meeting times are not consistent week to week. Please take care to note the date and time when signing up for a session.
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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:

Good People by David Lindsay-Abaire
Thursday, June 17, from 5-6pm

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Welcome to Southie, a Boston neighborhood where a night on the town means a few rounds of bingo, where this month’s paycheck covers last month’s bills, and where Margie Walsh has just been let go from yet another job. Facing eviction and scrambling to catch a break, Margie thinks an old fling who’s made it out of Southie might be her ticket to a fresh new start. But is this apparently self-made man secure enough to face his humble beginnings? Margie is about to risk what little she has left to find out. With his signature humorous glow, Lindsay-Abaire explores the struggles, shifting loyalties and unshakeable hopes that come with having next to nothing in America.
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WEEK TWO:

Stick Fly by Lydia R. Diamond
Wednesday, June 23, from 5:30-6:30pm

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The affluent, African-American LeVay family is gathering at their Martha’s Vineyard home for the weekend, and brothers Kent and Flip have each brought their respective ladies home to meet the parents for the first time. Kent’s fiancée, Taylor, an academic whose absent father was a prominent author, struggles to fit into the LeVay’s upper-crust lifestyle. Kimber, on the other hand, is a self-described WASP who works with inner-city school children, fits in more easily with the family. Joining these two couples are the demanding LeVay patriarch, Joe, and Cheryl, the daughter of the family’s longtime housekeeper. As the two newcomers butt heads over issues of race and privilege, long-standing family tensions bubble under the surface and reach a boiling point when secrets are revealed.
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WEEK THREE:

The Flick by Annie Baker
Thursday, July 1, from 5-6pm

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In a run-down movie theater in central Massachusetts, three underpaid employees mop the floors and attend to one of the last 35mm film projectors in the state. Their tiny battles and not-so-tiny heartbreaks play out in the empty aisles, becoming more gripping than the lackluster, second-run movies on screen. With keen insight and a finely-tuned comic eye, The Flick is a hilarious and heart-rending cry for authenticity in a fast-changing world.
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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!