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The Book Club Play

OCT 7 – NOV 6, 2011

Directed Molly Smith
Illustration by Jody Hewgill

By resident playwright Karen Zacarías
The Kogod Cradle Season is sponsored by Arlene and Robert Kogod.

in the Kogod Cradle


DC LearnsB.Y.O.B (Bring Your Own Book)
Arena Stage Book Drive for D.C. LEARNs
Bring a book to donate to D.C. LEARNS when you come see The Book Club Play. Donated books benefit children, teens, and adults in the D.C. area who have limited access to literature or are in need of literacy assistance. Your donation matters. Spread the gift of reading! (New or gently used fiction and children's books only please.)

Post Show Discussion Schedule

Performance Date

Performance Start Time

Wednesday, October 19

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, October 20

8:00 p.m.

Friday, October 21

8:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 23

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, October 26

8:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 27

8:00 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1


Sunday, November 6

2:00 p.m.


American Voices

Karen Zacarias

Karen ZacarÍas

Comedies are deceptively hard to write … tragedy affects people similarly, but what makes someone laugh is as varied and complex as … people. Characters in a play should be as vibrant and complicated as the audience. I love plays that are fresh. That surprise! Plays should dare to be thoughtful, human, and playful. I love taking that dare. (And I hope you do too.)