Drama Discussion Group: View, Read and Discuss the Theater

Bob Ogden

Friday, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

1/12/2018- 3/30/2018

12 weeks: $60 members/$75 non-members


Participants will discuss great plays after reading them and, in many cases, viewing videos of the play. In sessions where a video is shown, the showing will normally take up most of the time, and discussion will, for the most part, take place in the following session.  Group members will have the opportunity, and will be encouraged, to lead the discussion on a play of his/her choosing and to give some background about the playwright. Discussion leaders will normally ask group members to read particular parts from sections of the play being discussed, but we do not perform plays.

A list of plays to choose from is provided.  Group members may select plays from the list or may propose a title of their choosing not on the list.

Participants agree that leading the discussion on a play is a satisfying and  fun experience. The format for this workshop has proven to be very stimulating because of the active participation by everyone in the group.

Arrangements will be made to enable group members to acquire the same edition of plays selected for discussion.

2018 PLAY LIST*

  1. Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris
  2. Other Desert Cities by Jon Robin Baitz
  3. 4000 Miles by Amy Herzog
  4. Dinner With Friends by Donald Margulies
  5. How I Learned to Drive by Paula Vogel
  6. Miss Witherspoon by Christopher Durang
  7. The Young Man From Atlanta by Horton Foote
  8. Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon
  9. Thom Pain (based on nothing) by Will Eno
  10. Man from Nebraska by Tracy Letts
  11. Take Me Out by Richard Greenberg
  12. The Waverly Gallery by Kenneth Lonergan
  13. A Soldier’s Play by Charles Fuller
  14. Conversations With My Father by Herb Gardner
  15. Prelude to a Kiss by Craig Lucas
  16. A Walk in the Woods by Lee Bles
  17. History Boys by Alan Bennett
  18. Copenhagen by Michael Frayn
  19. ART, by Yasmina Reza
  20. The Beauty Queen of Leenane
  21. I’m Not Rappaport by Herb Gardner
  22. Children of a Lesser God by Mark Medoff
  23. The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer
  24. Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

*Other plays may be added. The above is merely a suggested list