Play- Rumors by Neil Simon

We will be reading a Play in May.  Please bring suggestion for a Play to read to the March meeting. 

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  • Susan R.

    I'm sorry I won't be able to make our meeting. I will be away on vacation during that week. See you all in June!

    May 13

    • Susan M.

      Hope you have a great vacation, Suburban Susan! You deserve it!

      May 17

    • Susan R.

      Thank you, I had a wonderful time! It was our first Cruise but I hope it won't be our last!

      1 · May 25

  • Candice

    Does anyone know if the library has Rumors?

    May 12

    • Kris B

      I haven't been able to find it at the library.

      May 17

    • Susan M.

      They don't have it. I ordered a book it was supposed to be in and got a notice that my order was cancelled because they no longer had it. You can watch it on YouTube though.

      1 · May 17

  • Susan M.

    Since we're going to read a classic mystery novel for June, I'm submitting some recommendations. "A Study in Scarlet" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
    (179 pages)
    Published in 1887
    This is the first book introducing private investigator Sherlock Holmes.

    "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" by Agatha Christies (168 pages)
    Published in 1920
    This is the first book introducing private detective Hercule Poirot.

    "Gaudy Night" by Dorothy S. Sayers
    (469 pages)
    Published in 1935
    One of a series featuring aristocratic amateur detective Lord Peter Wimsey.

    "Rebecca" by Daphne du Maurier
    (384 pages)
    Published in 1938
    Called the first modern gothic novel.
    (We may have already read this as a group.)

    "The Circular Staircase" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
    (270 pages)
    Published in 1908

    May 17

  • Cheryl

    I finished reading Rumors if someone wants my copy.

    May 13

  • Susan M.

    I ordered a book of plays with Rumors in it, but was notified yesterday that my request was cancelled. Will get back to GA tomorrow and check it out.

    May 12

  • Susan M.

    What are we reading for June? I'd lie to go ahead and order it from the library.

    May 10

  • Susan M.

    Here are some other plays to add to the one Michelle gave us for discussion.

    Part 1 ~

    Inherit the Wind
    by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee

    The true story of the Tennessee Scopes’ monkey trail in 1925. The Miracle Worker
    by William Gibson
    The true story of teacher Anne Sullivan’s work with Helen Keller when Keller was a blind and deaf child in Alabama in the 1880s.

    Stop Kiss
    By Diana Son

    The fictional story of two women who were assaulted on a New York City street after experiencing their first kiss. Contemporary.

    The Lady In The Van
    BY Alan Bennett The true story of the relationship between an Englishman who invited an eccentric old lady who lived in a van to park her van in his driveway – for 15 years.

    The Importance of Being Ernest
    by Oscar Wilde

    Called a highly farcical English comedy with nonsensical dialogue "for serious people."

    1 · March 30

    • Susan M.

      So sorry I missed Tuesday night. I'm in DC with my nephew who is shadowing his Congresswoman this week.

      1 · April 23

    • Lori P.

      Missed you! Hope you had fun! It's Rumors by Neil Simon.

      1 · April 27

  • Theresa S.

    Hi Lori, I will be there, but I think I'm busy! Ha ha.

    April 26

    • Lori P.

      Lolololol! I'm snorting I'm laughing so hard Theresa you crack me up!

      April 27

  • Susan M.

    Part 2 ~

    Top Girls
    by Caryl Churchill

    Examines the role of women in society and uses historical characters to explore different aspects of women's social achievement. Set in England in the early 1980s.

    Present Laughter (1942) by Noel Coward

    The plot follows a few days in the fictional life of a successful and self-obsessed British light-comedy actor as he prepares to travel for a touring commitment in Africa in the 1930s.

    Witness for the Prosecution
    by Agatha Christie

    A courtroom drama about a British man arrested on suspicion of murdering an elderly acquaintance. The History Boys
    By Alan Bennett

    An unruly group of gifted British teenage boys are taught by two innovative and eccentric teachers in their efforts to be accepted into Oxford or Cambridge.
    (When on Broadway, this play won more Tony awards than any other play in more than 50 years!)

    March 30

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