With every play it produces, Deep Dish Theater offers an accompanying Book Selection designed to broaden and enhance the theater-going experience. Readers are invited to discuss the book on an online blog and attend an informal meeting that is free and open to the public, traditionally held prior to a designated performance of the current production.
Adventures can be found on the page as well as the stage with Deep Dish Theater's upcoming Book Club selections.
The 2012-13 Season reading slate includes Home by Toni Morrison, Waiter Rant by Steve Dublanica, Wishing for Snow by Minrose Gwin, and The Pig Did It by Joseph Caldwell.
Complimentary to the theater season, Book Club meets at Flyleaf Books at 7 p.m. on a Monday during the run of each Deep Dish production for a lively discussion of the chosen books. Led by Evelyn Daniel, former Dean of the UNC School of Information and Library Science, the Book Club events are free and open to the public; no prior attendance or registration is required.
"I always look forward to the Book Club discussions," said Deep Dish's Artistic Director Paul Frellick. "While the books are all chosen to enhance the experience of seeing one of our productions, they're also just great reads, and they always provoke fascinating conversations about both the book and the play we're producing."
Book Club selections complement the upcoming Deep Dish Theater 2012-13 Season which includes Radio Golf by August Wilson, She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, a new play workshop, the Pulitzer-winning musical Next to Normal, and Martin McDonagh's The Cripple of Inishmaan.
The 2012-13 Deep Dish Theater Book Club Selections Up-Close:
Home Written by Toni Morrison September 10, 2012
In her 10th novel, Toni Morrison tells the brutal yet heartwarming tale of Korean war vet Frank Money and his abandoned and abused sister, Cee. A year after being discharged from the Army, Frank reluctantly journey home to Georgia, where rescuing his sister, might just, in turn, rescue him.
Waiter Rant Written by Steve Dublanica November 12, 2012
An engaging and funny look at dining service from the server's point of view, Waiter Rant is a true-life account of a waiter's life, complete with outrageous tales of human arrogance, kindness, and stupidity. Learn the secrets to getting good food service and how to tip properly from The Waiter on the other side of the table.
Wishing for Snow Written by Minrose Gwin March 11, 2013
A powerful tribute to her mother, Minrose Gwin's heart-felt memoir searches for poet Erin Taylor Clayton Pitner amidst years of poetry, recipes, clippings, and medical reports. Gwin uncovers a childhood wishing for snow, a young divorced mother, and struggles with mental illness and cancer as she looks to know the woman she never knew.
The Pig Did It Written by Joseph Caldwell
May 13, 2013
Unlucky in love, Aaron McCloud escapes New York to his Aunt Kitty's place in Ireland only to find his sorrows interrupted by a local pig that befriends him. One snout-full later, the remains of missing Declan Tovey are uncovered and three suspects arise, including Aunt Kitty....
Flyleaf Books is located at 752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, near where it intersects with Hillsborough St. Dining With the Stars!
At every Deep Dish performance we will be selling raffle tickets for the opportunity for lunch for two with Paul Frellick, Artistic Director, and one of the actors or the director of that production. Tickets are $5 each or increase your chances by getting 5 for $20. There is the possibility of multiple winners per show. Winners will be notified by email or phone. Deep Dish Theater staff will contact winners to arrange a mutually convenient date for lunch. The opportunity expires 30 days after the date of the drawing. All proceeds benefit Deep Dish Theater.
Here's what some of our winners have had to say:
Winners for Radio Golf: "Laurie and I were thrilled to have won the Deep Dish lunch raffle! We met artistic director Paul Frellick and actor Mike Wiley at Kitchen for lunch where we were quickly disarmed by their warmth and charm. But then Paul shared with us his thinking about crafting a season's worth of shows to resonate with the social issues facing the country, and Mike regaled us with stories of a role in which he was nailed upside down into a wooden box." ~Tyler Johnson and Laurie McDonald
Winners for Hencefoward...: "My husband and I had a wonderful time having lunch with Paul Frellick, Katja Hill and Leanne Heintz. Thank you for this opportunity to show our appreciation and support for this fantastic theater which we have watched grow from the very beginning." ~Sylvia and Bernie Leibel
Winners for The Baltimore Waltz: "My friend Connie and I thoroughly enjoyed our lunch with Paul Frellick and Jesse Gephart, star of Baltimore Waltz. We had a tasty meal at Kitchen, a restaurant near Fly Leaf Books, and engaged in a wide-ranging discussion of elements of the play... and the vibrancy of theater in the Triangle." ~Nancy Joyner