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Meets the First and Third Tuesdays of the month at 1:30 p.m.  Members take turns reading different parts from plays both classical and modern, with discussion afterward.   On occasion, the group also attends live performances of plays and/or schedules film adaptations of the plays being read and discussed.

Upcoming Events

Past Plays

2018

  • W.H. Auden‘s verse play For the Time Being
  • Jean Giraudoux‘s The Madwoman of Chaillot, with a showing of the film adaptation featuring Katharine Hepburn
  • Jean Giraudoux‘sTiger at the Gates (The Trojan War Will Not Take Place)
  • Arthur Miller‘s The Crucible, with a showing of the film adaptation featuring Daniel Day-Lewis
  • Moliere‘s The Misanthrope
  • Richard Sheridan‘s The School for Scandal, with a showing of the Greenwich Theatre production of the play in London
  • Susan Glaspell‘s Trifles, followed by a showing of a film adaptation of the play
  • Simon Stephens‘ adaptation of Mark Haddon‘s novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, with the group attending the KU University Theatre production of the play, followed by dinner and discussion at Perkins Restaurant
  • Lorraine Hansberry‘s A Raisin in the Sun, with a showing of the film adaptation featuring Sydney Poitier

2017

  • Jean Anouilh‘s Waltz of the Toreadors, with a showing of the film adaptation featuring Peter Sellers
  • Arthur Miller‘s All My Sons, with a showing of the TV adaptation featuring Aidan Quinn
  • John Millington Synge‘s Playboy of the Western World
  • George Bernard Shaw‘s Pygmalion, with a showing of the film adaptation featuring Wendy Hiller
  • Eugene Ionesco‘s Rhinosceros, with the group attending the KU University Theatre production of the play, followed by dinner and discussion at Perkins Restaurant
  • Paul Stephen Lim‘s Flesh, Flash and Frank Harris, with Lim directing a staged reading of the play featuring many Endacott Society members
  • Peter Shaffer‘s Amadeus, with a showing of the film adaptation by Milos Forman

2016

  • Robert Bolt‘s A Man for All Seasons, with a showing of the film adaptation featuring Paul Scofield
  • Marcel Pagnol‘sTopaze, with a showing of the film adaptation featuring John Barrymore
  • George Bernard Shaw‘s Mrs. Warren’s Profession
  • William Shakespeare‘s The Merchant of Venice, with a showing of the film adaptation featuring Al Pacino

2015

  • George Bernard Shaw‘s Major Barbara, with a showing of the film adaptation featuring Wendy Hiller
  • Clifford Odets‘ Waiting for Lefty
  • Oliver Goldsmith‘s She Stoops to Conquer, with a showing of the stage production by the Royal Shakespeare Company

2014

  • Thornton Wilder‘s The Skin of Our Teeth
  • Richard Sheridan‘s The Rivals, with a showing of the stage production by Bristol’s Old Vic Company
  • Thornton Wilder‘s Our Town