Great Text Reading - come read a play with us.

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.

February had an almost record turn out as we read Federico Garcia Lorca's "Blood Wedding". Full of passionate imagery and symbolism of orange blossoms and horses, the story of the family vendetta reminded one of Whuthering Heights. The play dealt with powerful emotions and as the title suggests a generous letting of blood.

28 people crowded into the drawing room, sharing scripts and laughing at the discordant chorus singing we all had to do. Post reading discussions threw up ideas of setting the play in Bihar or even urban Bombay where the driving forces of wealth are as prevalent in Modern Day India as it was at the time of writing.

Since this month has seen a resurgence of Peter Shaffer, we thought it would be fitting to explore his canon by reading the epic 'The Royal Hunt of the Sun'. Written in 1964, the plays potrays the destruction of the Inca Empire by conquistador Francisco Pizzaro. The play was very successfully staged in Bombay in the nineties by Feroz Khan featuring Vijay Crishna and Dodo Bhujwala in the lead parts.

We will be reading it on the 29th of March 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.