Community Play Reading at The Library
Christopher Durang’s The Marriage of Bette and Boo
Monday, April 30
Venue Princeton Public Library
Time 6:30 - 8:45 PM
Admission No RSVP or ticket is required to participate. McCarter community play reading events are free and open to the public.
In advance of the world premiere of Tony and Obie Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang’s Turning Off the Morning News at McCarter Theatre Center, join in a community play reading of one of the dramatist’s early and celebrated works, The Marriage of Bette and Boo. This memory play—biographically based upon Durang’s parents’ marriage—has been described as “a hilarious tragedy.” It contains Durang’s idiosyncratic brand of dark farcical humor turned on taboo subjects and situations (e.g., stillbirth, misogyny/abuse, divorce, cancer) and is told with absurdist theatrical flair in 33 short scenes. Come prepared to read and experience both laughter and discomfort—likely simultaneously!
Community play readings are interactive, round-robin format readings in which everyone gets a chance to read aloud. No experience is necessary at all—and it’s fun!
This event will take place in the Princeton Public Library’s News Room (on the second floor). The Princeton Public Library is located at 64 Witherspoon Street, Princeton, NJ.
This is a Princeton Public Library and McCarter Theatre Center community partnership event.