Join the Club
Playwright Karen Zacarias discusses her world premiere comedy, The Book Club Play, at Round House Theatre.
As a member of a book club that she started with friends 10 years ago, Zacarias knows firsthand that the groups are often about non-literary matters, such as "dinners, wine, and making sure that you get together with friends. It's always so rewarding, and yet at the same time there can be a lot of conflict involved." The dramatic tension of the piece centers on a new group member who was not approved under the usual vetting process, and the arc of the play follows the club from February to December and their discussions about books ranging from Moby Dick to Tuesdays with Morrie.