The public is invited to participate in the Blue Hill Public Library Play Reading Group on Wednesday, March 19th from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the Library, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month until summer. This month the group will read selections from Joe Orton’s play, Loot (1965), a dark comedy.
Loot follows the fortunes of two young thieves who rob the bank next to the funeral parlor where one of them works. The other one’s mother has just died and the money is hidden in her coffin while her body keeps on appearing around the house. A police inspector arrives and the two try to keep him off their trail. The play satirizes the Roman Catholic Church, public perceptions toward death and bereavement, and the police.
The group welcomes inexperienced and experienced readers alike. The only criteria are the love of plays and the joy of reading them aloud among like-minded theater fans. For further information, contact the Blue Hill Library at 374-5515 or Michael Donahue at 374-5248 (or Donahue.firstname.lastname@example.org).
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