On the last Monday of every month people meet in Q's drawing room to read a play they may have heard of but not necessarily have read. Writer's come to see how the greats wrote, actors come to play multiple parts and theatre lovers come because it keeps them in touch with the art form. It is open all and everyone takes turns in playing characters from the play. Discussions ensue after over tea and biscuits.
In the month of January, we read "Red Light Winter" by Adam Rapp.
The play is about two college friends who spend a wild, unforgettable evening in Amsterdam's Red Light District with a beautiful young prostitute. They find that their lives have changed forever when their bizarre love triangle plays out in unexpected way a year later in the East Village.
About a dozen readers showed up for a 3 character play about sex, prostitution and hurting the one you love. The play, despite being morbidly funny, ended up being very cliched and towards the end just very long without driving the plot forward. Although many felt that the play had a modern vibe to it, but many also felt it fell into a good old melodramatic moment.
In the month of February, we will be reading Federico Garcia Lorca's "Blood Wedding".
Orginally titled 'Bodas de Sanga', A classic of twentieth-century theatre, the story is based on a newspaper fragment which told of a family vendetta and a bride who ran away with the son of the enemy family. Lorca uses it to investigate the subjects which fascinated him: desire, repression, ritual, and the constraints and commitments of the rural Spanish community in which the play is rooted.
We will be reading it on the 22nd of February at 7:30pm at 18 Anukool, Sq. Ldr. Harminder Singh Marg, 7 Bungalows. Next to Daljit Gym. All are welcome. If you need directions call Quasar on 26392688 or 9821087261.