After a sold-out run in 2013, this hilarious comedy production from Horizon is back again. See for yourself what happens when a gaggle of book-lovers are put under the magnifying glass—and enjoy it all from the sweet perch of the reserved Scoutmob section. (We recommend watching with a Tequila Mockingbird in hand.)
Over the past thirty years, the talented thespians of Horizon Theatre have lent their tinge for the dramatic to everything from mall Santas
to Waffle House
. Now, the landmark theatre has once again turned its sights to that complicated, nuanced, already-ripe-for-hilarity social phenomenon: the book club. Horizon Theatre's The Book Club Play
is a comedy about books and, more importantly, the people who love them—their flaws, their secrets, and their ridiculous antics. And, after a sold-out run in 2013 (and a snazzy award nomination
), it's back for more.
Of course, between the wine-fueled discussions, the tiny sandwiches, and the inevitable tension that comes with squeezing a dozen people into one living room for an evening of dissecting "Infinite Jest," book clubs are already (to quote playwright Karen Zacarías) "a Petri dish for feelings." (What better material for some true comedy gold
?) But when put under the magnifying glass and in front of the camera lens, one woman's beloved book club becomes even more tumultuous—and, thanks to an outstanding cast, knee-slappingly hilarious.
The Book Club Play
is, in essence, a quintessential Horizon joint: smart, light, and pants-peeingly funny. And whether you're a devout, dedicated book club hostess with the mostest, or — real talk — you're more of a CliffsNotes and cocktails kind of club-goer, we're pretty sure you'll think so too. (And if you happen to fall into the latter category, just know: libations and literature await you here too.)