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The Book Club Play

The Book Club Play

By Karen Zacarías.

Product Code: BM1000

  • Full-length Play
  • Comedy | Drama
  • Cast size: 3m., 3w., with doubling. Expandable with 1 or 5 either gender.

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Loads of laughter and literature collide in this smart hit comedy about books and the people who love them. Ana is a Type A personality who lives in a letter-perfect world with an adoring husband, the perfect job and her greatest passion: Book Club. But when her cherished group becomes the focus of a documentary film, their intimate discussions about life and literature take a turn for the hilarious in front of the inescapable camera lens. Add a provocative new member along with some surprising new book titles, and these six friends are bound for pandemonium. Sprinkled with fun theatrical references to documentaries and novels galore from Moby Dick and Age of Innocence to Twilight and The Da Vinci Code, this buoyant comedy on contemporary culture will have everyone laughing … and reflecting.  The Book Club Play is a delightful new play about life, love, literature and the side-splitting results when friends start reading between the lines.


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  • Status

    In stock

  • Type of Show Full-length Play
  • Product Code BM1000
  • Cast Size 6
  • Min. Royalty Rate $90/perf
  • Cost $10.95
  • Approx. Run Time 100 min


  • Target Audience College and Adult
  • Performing Group College Theatre | Community Theatre | Professional Theatre
  • Genre Comedy | Drama
  • ISBN(13) 9781619591066
* Please note the royalty rate listed is the minimum royalty rate per performance. The actual royalty rate will be determined upon completion of a royalty application.

Customer Reviews

"Really funny and smart play. We had a lot of success marketing to local book clubs. It was easily adapted to the round."
Review by Larisa Netterlund, Theatre in the Round Players, Minneapolis, Minn.

Media Reviews

“A delightful, fresh comedy … distinctive, sharp and exceptionally well written.” Talkin’ Broadway

 “The show is a celebration for all booklovers everywhere.” —broadwayworld.com

 “By the end, you honestly felt like part of the book club.” —broadwayworld.com

 “Phenomenal!” —broadwayworld.com

 “Besides the interpersonal drama, the question at the core of the play is whether pop-culture should be regarded as a guilty pleasure at best, or whether it can be embraced whole-heartedly by people whose tastes also include the classics. The Book Club Play itself is a people-pleasing comedy which never gets too heavy or challenging. However, it is done so well that, like one of the books under discussion, it may be the right thing at the right time to be a greatly rewarding experience.” —chicagocritic.com

 “[An] uproarious social comedy.” chicagocritic.com

 “Lots of laughs, a few profundities and plot twists and a happy resolution.” citybeat.com

 “Smart, light, and pants-peeingly funny.” handpickedatlanta.com


Location City State Opens Closes
Kathryn Randolph Theater Danville Illinois 3/28/2025 4/6/2025
Buck Creek Players Inc Indianapolis Indiana 6/6/2025 6/15/2025
Helen Hocker Theater Topeka Kansas 1/24/2025 2/2/2025
The Inspired Acting Company Walled Lake Michigan 9/20/2024 10/6/2024
Catalyst Theater Company Rapid City South Dakota 4/1/2025 4/26/2025
Olympia Little Theatre Olympia Washington 3/21/2025 4/6/2025