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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 September, we continued our season of comedies and read David Farr's 'The UN Inspector" - freely adapted from 'The Government Inspector' by Nikolai Gogol.Spotted at the Marriott by government aides in search of a decent cappuccino, a British businessman nonentity is mistaken for the dreaded UN inspector. While he exploits the situation for all it’s worth, presidential panic ensues as ex-Soviet Ministers make farcical attempts to cover up the corruption that lies at the State’s core.

In the month of October, we will be reading Ron Hutchinson's "Moonlight & Magnolias.

1939 Hollywood is abuzz. Legendary producer David O. Selznick has shut down produc-tion of his new epic, , a film adaptation of Margaret Mitchell s novel. The screenplay, you see, just doesn t work. So what s an all-powerful movie mogul to do? While fending off the film s stars, gossip columnists and his own father-in-law, Selznick sends a car for famed screenwriter Ben Hecht and pulls formidable director Victor Fleming from the set of . Summoning both to his office, he locks the doors, closes the shades, and on a diet of bananas and peanuts, the three men labor over five days to fashion a screenplay that will become the blueprint for one of the most successful and beloved films of all time.

Moonlight & Magnolias at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for the 2004 Joseph Jefferson Award for New Work. The Irish Play was performed in a Royal Shakespeare Company production at the Royal Shakespeare Company Warehouse Theatre in London, England with Ron Cook, Brenda Fricker, and P.G. Stephens in the cast. Barry Kyle was director.
Ron Hutchinson is an Emmy Award winning screenwriter, known for writing John Frankenheimer's Against the Wall, Robert M. Young's Slave of Dreams, John Frankenheimer's The Island of Dr. MoreauMoonlight and Magnolias (play), and the 2004 miniseries Traffic. Hutchinson has written stage and radio plays as well as his screenwriting. He also teaches at AFI (the American Film Institute)

So come on the 31st of October 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 Varrun on 26392688 or 9930666332.