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Meets the twice each month.  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

2021

Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo

David Henry Hwang’s “M. Butterfly.”

(Plautus’s Casina) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Wedding

Movie: A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum

Marlowe’s Faustus

Aphra Benn’s The Rover

Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello

Yasmina Reza’s Art

2020

Shakespeare’s As You Like It

Paula Vogel’s Indecent

Femi Osofisan’s Not All Canoes Sail Back Home

Due to the pandemic the readings below were delivered via Zoom

Aristophanes’ Peace

Nikolai Gogol’s Inspector General

Amiri Baraka’s Dutchman

David Mamet’s Oleanna

Heinar Kipphardt’s In the Matter of J. Robert Oppenheimer

David Auburn’s Proof

Euripides’ Bacchae

Federico Garcia Lorca’s The House of Bernarda Alba

Moliere’s Tartuffe

Bertolt Brecht’s Galileo

Paul Lim screened the following videos via his personal Zoom account

The English Alternative Theatre (EAT) production of Amiri Baraka’s “Dutchman”
Jose Garcia Lorca’s “The House of Bernarda Alba”
Moliere’s “Tartuffe” (1978 version with Donald Moffat)
David Auburns “Proof”
Screening of Euripides’ “Bacchae”

2019

  • A Raisin in the Sun (movie)
  • Shakepeare’s Twelfth Night
  • London Globe production of Twelfth Night (video)
  • Wole Soyinka’s Death and the King’s Horseman
  • Aristophones’ Lysistrada
  • Chi-Raq (video)
  • Marsha Norma’s ‘night, Mother
  • Jerome Lawrence’s and Robert E. Lee’s The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail
  • Eugene Ionesco’s The Lesson
  • Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll House
  • A Doll House (video)
  • Shakespeare’s Othello
  • Othello (video)
  • Paul Lim’s Chambers

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