Library to host play reading group

Posted Jan. 04, 2013, at 1:41 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Location: Blue Hill Library, Blue Hill, Maine

For more information: Michael Donahue ; 207-374-5248

BLUE HILL, Maine — The public is invited to participate in the Blue Hill Public Library Play Reading Group 6:30-9 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the library, and every third Wednesday of the month until summer. The play selected for this month is “The Beauty Queen of Leenane,” set in the Irish village of Leenane, Connemara, in the early 1990s, and which takes place in a poorly lit, run-down kitchen.

The play is about a 40-year-old spinster who takes care of her self-centered and manipulative 70-year-old mother, while sisters are married and have their own lives. Maureen, who has a history of mental illness, and is trapped in a dysfunctional relationship with her mother, gets one last chance for romance but it ends tragically.

The group welcomes inexperienced and experienced readers. The only criteria are the love of plays and the joy of reading them aloud among like-minded theater fans.

For information, call the Blue Hill Library at 207-374-5515 or Michael Donahue at 207-374-5248 or