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.

Last month, we read The Laramie Project, a play by Moisés Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project.The play revolves around the reaction to the 1998 murder of University of Wyoming gay student Matthew Shepard in Laramie, Wyoming. The play was incredibly powerful, and the documentary style of the narrative was very moving. It truly gave us an insight into the time and location of where the play was set. Post reading discussions ranged from arguing about what would have justified such a brutal action to the issues about gay rights to religious violence.


In the month of August, we will be
reading 'When the Rain Stops Falling' by Andrew Bovell. An epic play spanning four generations and two continents, 'When The Rain Stops Falling' moves from the claustrophobia of a 1950s London flat to the windswept coast of Southern Australia and into the heart of the Australian desert.

The play interweaves a seri
es of connected stories, as seven people confront the mysteries of their past in order to understand their future,revealing how patterns of betrayal, love and abandonment are passed on. Until finally, well into the future, as the desert is inundated with rain, one young man finds the courage to defy the legacy.

The play won
the 2008 Victorian Premier's Literary Award and the 2008 Queensland Premier's Literary Awards


We will be reading it on the 30th of August 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.