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Pamplin Media Group - Clackamas Repertory Theater Presents 'Book Club Play'

Hit comedy about books and book lovers opens Sept. 9 at Clackamas Community College

“The Book Club Play” is the final installment of the Clackamas Repertory Theater season. It follows what happens when a famous documentary filmmaker turns his camera on members of a book club.

CRT Executive Director Cyndy Smith-English said:

The play begins September 9th and runs through October 2nd at the Osterman Theater at Clackamas Community College, 19600 S. Molalla Avenue, Oregon.

familiar face

CRT’s artistic director and theater director, David Smith-English, said he’s starring two actors, Mark Schwahn and Tom Walton, in CRT’s outdoor production of “Popcorn Falls” last summer. I was.

“I am very much looking forward to working with Tom again after ‘Popcorn Falls.’ He is one of my favorite actors. It’s going to be a show,” Schwann said.

He plays Will, Ana’s ex-boyfriend and husband Rob’s college roommate.

“Will is a fairly strict museum curator who is very passionate about book clubs and literature, and doesn’t approve of reading popular fiction very much,” Schwahn says, adding that both Ana and Rob and Will’s He added that past relationships surface in some works…a very surprising way.

Walton, who played Rob, said he was “a lovable, unfulfilling ‘yes man’ who slowly finds his voice and direction through onstage book club revelations.”

“I am very excited to be back on stage with Mark. I feel like I have found a timeless artistic partner. I’m considering putting it in.”


Both men said audiences will appreciate this entertaining story that doesn’t hesitate to deal with both dysfunctional and genuine relationships.

“Audiences who love to read will enjoy all the discussions about the books read by the book club and the various characters’ reactions to them,” said Schwahn.

Audiences who aren’t avid readers will “enjoy the dysfunctional relationships between characters, how they try to hide secrets from each other, and the ‘audience’ of documentary filmmakers,” he added. rice field.

Walton added:

join the club’

What: Clackamas Repertory Theater presents ‘The Book Club Play’

When: September 9-October, performances Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2:30 PM. 2

Location: Osterman Theater on the campus of Clackamas Community College, 19600 S. Molla Ave., Oregon City

Details: Tickets can be purchased at or by calling 503-594-6047.

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