Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Drama Book Club: Selections for February, March and April


Scripts have been chosen for the Drama Book Club's February and March meetings: Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett will be discussed February 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Robots & Rogues: New & Used Books, 531 Main Street in downtown Lafayette. The script can be purchased at Robots & Rogues during its business hours.

The NY World-Telegram describes: "GODOT cannot be compared to any other theater work, because its purpose is so different. Two dilapidated bums fill their days as painlessly as they can. They wait for Godot, a personage who will explain their interminable insignificance, or put an end to it. They are resourceful, with quarrels and their dependence on each other, as children are. They pass the time 'which would have passed anyway.' A brutal man of means comes by, leading a weakling slave who does his bidding like a mechanical doll. Later on he comes back, blind, and his slave is mute, but the relationship is unchanged. Every day a child comes from the unknown Godot, and evasively puts the big arrival off until tomorrow…It is a tragic view. Yet, in performance, most of it is brilliant, bitter comedy…It is a portrait of the dogged resilience of a man's spirit in the face of little hope."

33 Variations by Mois├ęs Kaufman will be discussed March 5 at 5:30 p.m. at Robots & Rogues: New & Used Books, 531 Main Street in downtown Lafayette. This script also can be purchased at Robots & Rogues during its business hours.

A mother coming to terms with her daughter. A composer coming to terms with his genius. And, even though they're separated by 200 years, these two people share an obsession that might, even just for a moment, make time stand still. Drama, memory and music combine to transport you from present-day New York to nineteenth-century Austria in this extraordinary American play about passion, parenthood and the moments of beauty that can transform a life.

The April selection will be determined by a popular vote, online. Keep reading Civic Theatre's blog or Facebook page for additional details!

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