Books! Books! Books!
Ana Smith has agreed to have her book club meetings filmed as part of an international documentary. She is going to allow a camera to film the entirety of the meetings she has with her husband and friends as they discuss some of their favorite books in hopes of learning more about each other and, more importantly, themselves. Just a group of friends talking about books and life. What could go wrong? Turns out everything! People discover themselves, reveal their attraction to others, and go through mental breakdowns . . . all for the entire world to see.
Ana Smith – The leader of the Book Club. Controlling and domineering, it was Ana’s idea to agree to put the Book Club on camera. She is a writer who has her own column and takes great pride in her work and place in the world.
Rob Smith – Devoted husband of Ana, Rob's laid-back attitude fits perfectly within Ana’s plan for the group. But his desire to be taken more seriously may lead to conflict.
Will Nothnagel- Close friend of Ana and Will. He has known them since they were all in college together. He believes Book Club was both his and Ana’s idea. And he’s still waiting to get credit for that.
Jen McClintock – Best friend of Will. As of late, she has been reclusive due to her PTSD from a public political/sexual scandal. Book Club is her chance to get back to living again.
Lily Jackson – The youngest member of the group. A co-worker of Ana, she is both a writer and an African-American (which is not just a descriptor, but an actual factor in the story). One could make the case she represents the wave of readers and writers Ana is looking to nourish and culture.
Alex – The newest member of the group. A professor of comparative literature, Alex brings a lot to the group. It just may not be a lot of what some people may be expecting.
September 18-30, 8:00pm (Sundays 2:00pm)
Villanova University, Vasey Theatre
Box Office: 610-519-7474