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DTC Book Club

Like to read? Enjoy thinking about big ideas? Want to explore great literature with a fun group of brainy people? Then join the club! Participants in the DTC Book Club will read and discuss exciting literary works in conversation with the plays in DTC’s season. 

Enjoy a glass of wine and a scintillating conversation with friends.

  • 8 Tuesday sessions: $300.
  • DTC Friends and Benefactors: $250, day of pre-sale only.
  • Price includes books and wine. (Does not include theater tickets.)
  • Kick-off date: January 6 at 6pm 
  • Registration deadline: December 30

In addition to copies of the books, glasses of wine, and endless stimulating conversation, Book Club members will also receive one free ticket to The Book Club Play and admission to the DTC Book Club Kickoff Reception, as well as one exclusive backstage experience! 


DTC Book Club Sessions

Stagolee Shot Billy by Cecil Brown
(DTC Production – Stagger Lee, January 21-February 15, 2015) 

Stagolee, Stack Lee, Stagger Lee – his story has been told countless times, but the man himself remains a mystery. Is he a villain or a hero? How did a murderer become a legend? Stagolee Shot Billy explores the origin of Stagolee, a subject of African American myth and folklore for over a century. Book Club members will discuss Cecil Brown’s revelatory history of the man, the myth, and the legend in conversation with DTC Playwright-in-Residence Will Power’s world premiere musical Stagger Lee

  1. January 20 (Session A: Book Discussion)
  2. February 3 (Session B: Stagger Lee and Post-Production Discussion)


Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes
(DTC Production - Medea, February 19-March 29, 2015)

In DTC’s production of this classic Greek tragedy, Euripides’ Medea finds its titular character distraught after being left by her husband Jason and ready to do whatever it takes to get her revenge. But what happened before the curtain rose? Find out in the famous classical work Argonautica by Apollonius of Rhodes, an epic tale of love and adventure in Ancient Greece. 

  1. February 17 (Session A: Book Discussion)
  2. March 10 (Session B: Medea and Post-Production Discussion)


Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H. G. Bissinger
(DTC Production - 
Colossal, April 2-May 3, 2015)

Odessa, Texas may not be one of the greatest towns in the world, but it is home to one of the nation’s most legendary football teams: the Permian High School Panthers. Award-winning journalist Buzz Bissinger followed the Panthers for an entire season, documenting the highest highs and lowest lows of an extraordinary team in an ordinary, and sometimes even painfully regressive, town. Bissinger’s compelling portrait of Odessa and its beloved Panthers will be discussed alongside DTC’s production of Colossal by Andrew Hinderaker.

  1. March 24 (Session A: Book Discussion)
  2. April 7 (Session B: Colossal and Post-Production Discussion)


Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen
(DTC Production - Sense and Sensibility, April 23-May 24, 2015)

We will wrap up our season and our book club with Jane Austen’s classic tale of the battle between practicality and romance, Sense and Sensibility. Book Club members will discuss the original text and DTC’s staged adaptation.

  1. April 21 (Session A: Book Discussion)
  2. May 5 (Session B: Sense and Sensibility and Post-Production Discussion)



Thank you for your interest in the DTC Book Club.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Dayron Miles
Manager of Community and Audience Engagement