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.

In the month of February, we read Peter Shaffer's epic 'The Royal Hunt of the Sun'. Written in 1964, the plays potrays the destruction of the Inca Empire by conquistador Francisco Pizzaro.

A huge turnout helped with the huge cast of the play. The play depicted the clash of two cultures with religious misunderstandings and cultural mistrust. Although not many could sum up the play, one couldn't help feel pain of a society misunderstood.

In the month of April, we will be reading, ancient Greek playwright and father of tragedy, Aeschylus's "The Suppliants".

The play is probably the earliest of Aeschylus' surviving plays. The story, taken from the Epic Cycle, tells how the fifty daughters of Danaus, sought in marriage by their cousins, the fifty sons of Aegyptus, fled for protection to a place near Argos. The fifty suitors overtook them and through a messenger commanded the maidens to give themselves up; but at this point the king of Argos interfered, sending the suitors off about their business. The play closes with a hymn of thanksgiving sung by the chorus.

We will be reading it on the 26th of April 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.