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 '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 reading was not very well attended. As Smita facebooked, it was because the rain DIDN'T stop falling. But for those of us who were there and had braved the wet Monday, the play was quite a treat. Powerful characters, beautiful words and a moving story. There is talk of re-reading it sometime in the future. Let's see.

In the month of September, we will be reading David Mamet's "Speed-The-Plow" - a satirical dissection of the American movie business.
A film producer faces the ultimate dilemma.
His best friend brings him the movie that will make his fortune; a beautiful girl offers him the movie that will save his s
oul. He only has one choice. In this tale of greed, seduction and power everything he believes in will be put to the test.

Speed-the-Plow premiered on Broadway at the Royale Theatre in a product
ion by the Lincoln Center Theater, opening on May 3, 1988 and closing on Dec 31, 1988 after 279 performances. The cast featured Joe Mantegna (Gould), Ron Silver (Fox) and Madonna (Karen). The play was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Play and Best Direction of a Play (Gregory Mosher). Silver won a Tony Award for Best Actor (Play). It has since been produced countless times in regional theaters and schools across the country. A 2006 revival in Los Angeles featured Alicia Silverstone as Karen.

In 2008 it played at London's Old Vic Theatre, starring artistic director Kevin Spacey as Fox, Jeff Goldblum as Gould, and Laura Michelle Kelly as Karen.

We will be reading it on the 27th of September 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.