Page to Stage Book Club

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To deepen the experience with select performances, The Z will offer three community book clubs in March. These facilitated discussions will delve into the themes of the designated books before the topics come alive on stage. Please join us in The Z’s Member Lounge for a lively discussion, rich on subject matter and group participation. All are free and open to the public.

This project is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Wednesday, March 1, 6:00 p.m.

This book club will discuss Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism by Pulitzer Prize-winner Ron Suskind, which is linked to Spencers: Theatre of Illusion performance on March 4. This non-fiction title is a twisting, 20-year journey that follows the author’s son Owen, and it will change your view on autism, old Disney movies, and the power of imagination. This book inspired the documentary of the same name, which is currently nominated for an Oscar for best documentary feature.

Thursday, March 2, 6:30 p.m.

Come discuss The Giver by Lois Lowry before seeing American Place Theatre’s superb adaptation on March 2. The Newbery Award-winning book deals with the relationship between the young Jonas and his mentor, The Giver, as the buried truth about the world becomes hauntingly clear. The beloved children’s classic touches on the concepts of individuality, ethics and social constructs.

Thursday, March 30, 6:00 p.m.

Prior to the arrival of Argentine company Che Malambo later that night, this book club will discuss Evita: The Real Life of Eva Peron by Nicholas Fraser and Marysa Navarro. The biography follows the fascinating life of Argentina’s famed leader, idolized by millions and feared by many. She rose from a dusty village to become the president’s wife, offering the themes of women and power to be explored.


To participate or for more information,
please contact Ashley Owen-Cubellis at
or 508-997-5664 ext. 129