Wordsmiths Books hosts Second Sundays with Working Title Playwrights (WTP). On the second Sunday of each month, a contemporary play is selected for reading aloud followed immediately by discussion. There is no charge to participate, and it's open to anyone who wants to read exciting modern plays.
July's play is Boston Marriage by David Mamet. Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming "women of fashion" who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna's help for an assignation. As the two women exchange barbs and take turns taunting Anna's hapless Scottish parlor maid, Claire's young inamorata suddenly appears, setting off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women's futures at risk. To this wickedly funny comedy, Mamet brings his trademark tart dialogue and impeccable plotting, spiced with Wildean wit.
Please join us for a lively reading and discussion of this play. It's FREE! It's FUN! For more information, please contact WTP's Managing Artistic Director, Jill Patrick, at 404-441-2716.
Added by Wordsmiths Books on April 16, 2008