San Jose Repertory Theatre

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The Rep Experience

San Jose Rep Script/Book Club

Are you an avid reader? Ever read a script? Are you a theater lover? Come experience a new kind of book club at San Jose Rep!

San Jose Rep, in partnership with Hicklebee’s, is hosting a club that reads scripts and books related to the plays being presented in the San Jose Rep 2012-2013 season. The club will read and discuss the scripts of plays and musicals, books on which a play is based, or books on a theme related to a specific production. Join us for a lively discussion of scripts and books throughout the year and, if you’re so inclined, take the opportunity to compare the discussion with the actual production.

WHO: Everyone is welcome!
WHEN: The club will meet on the Tuesday preceding the run of each show.
WHERE: In the lobby of San Jose Rep from 7-8pm (doors open at 6:45).
COST: There is no charge to attend and no requirement to purchase tickets.

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While there is no requirement to purchase tickets, you may well find that the combination of reading and theater attendance enhances both experiences. As you read, how do you imagine the characters look, and how does that compare to the actors cast in the roles? What do you think the ideal set would look like, and does the actual set match those expectations? How do the spoken lines delivered by your internal voice stack up against the actors’ delivery? If you’re reading a book, what parts might you omit to fit into a typical play running time, and did the play adapter make similar choices? How would you translate internal monologues and descriptions into verbal dialog and stage action?

A Minister's Wife
June 20 - July 14, 2013

June 18th at 7-8pm
Book for Discussion: Candida by George Bernard Shaw

The book is available for purchase at the San Jose Rep box office and at Hicklebee's (

Read the book Candida, the source material for the new musical A Minister's Wife, in preparation for our discussion.

Here's a description of the musical: "This new musical re-telling of George Bernard Shaw’s Candida questions Victorian notions of love and marriage amidst the swirl of a love triangle. Candida, the strong-willed and beautiful wife of Reverend James Morrell, returns home from a trip to London with a young poet who wants to rescue her from what he presumes to be a dull family life. As Reverend Morrell finally recognizes what he might lose, Candida has to decide what she wants to gain, and choose between them. Filled with lush 19th century ballads, this well-known story questions what it is that a woman really desires from a man."