Directed by Meredith McDonough, the cast will feature Christie Vela as Ana, the Book Club’s fearless leader; Brandon Potter as the outsider Alex; Steven Michael Walters as Will, the Book Cluber who’s about to make a startling revelation; Jeffrey Schmidt as Rob, Ana’s doting husband; Tiana Kaye Johnson as Lily; and Sarah Rutan as Jen.
“Reading has always been a private activity for me – journeying alone into new lands, meeting new people through someone else’s eye. So when I first encountered The Book Club Play, I was intrigued by the window that Karen Zacarías gave me into this unknown world,” said McDonough in a statement. “Each of the characters is trying to figure out their own path and each is fighting their own loneliness in a community that’s opened up to the public through the lens of a documentary filmmaker. The desire for intimacy and the plight of these characters is truly funny in their base humanity.”
"Ana lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job, and her greatest passion: book club," according to press notes. "But when her book club becomes the subject of a film documentary their discussions about life and literature take a hilarious turn. Add a club-crashing newcomer along with some provocative book titles and the club’s long-intertwined group dynamics begin to unravel as the friends start to read between the lines."
The production will also have scenic design by Daniel Zimmerman, costume design by Jennifer Ables, lighting design by Paul Toben and sound design by Brian McDonald.
Ticket prices start at $18 and are available online at www.DallasTheaterCenter.org or by phone at (214) 880-0202. All performances take place at the Kalita Humphreys Theater, located at 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd.