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The Rep and The Novel Neighbor launch joint book club

Tuesday | Aug. 22, 2017

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis and The Novel Neighbor Bookstore have teamed up to offer the Pages & Stages Book Club, bringing together lovers of literature and theatre!

For each of The Rep’s first three Mainstage productions in our 2017-2018 season, The Novel Neighbor and The Rep will offer special member discounts for featured books and plays. You’ll also be invited to a series of highly engaging book/play discussions.

To participate, visit The Novel Neighbor (7905 Big Bend Blvd. in Webster Groves) to sign up, purchase your discounted Pages & Stages Book Club selection, and receive your special discount code for theatre tickets at The Rep.

Mark your calendars for our book club meetups, hosted at the Novel Neighbor. These discussions will cover each of the plays alongside the books that inspired them:

curious-incident-spotlight.jpgThe Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Pages & Stages Book Club Event: 7 pm Thursday, September 28

Read the book and see the play - then join us to discuss similarities and differences! Rep staff will be on hand to highlight the challenges and opportunities that arise when adapting books to the stage. In addition, we will have an educator who works with children on the autism spectrum lead a discussion of how sensory sensitivity is represented in The Curious Incident.

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hamlet-spotlight.jpgHamlet

Pages & Stages Book Club Event: 7 pm Thursday, October 26

Don’t fear Shakespeare! We have chosen a book version of Hamlet that features modern English alongside the original text - to demystify Shakespeare’s words and make the story more accessible. The discussion, led by the very entertaining and engaging Jenny Ingram, a local English teacher, promises to create or invigorate your love for the work of Shakespeare!

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miss-bennet-spotlight.jpgMiss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Pages & Stages Book Club Event: 11 am Saturday, December 16

Celebrate the 242nd birthday of Jane Austen at the Novel Neighbor with refreshments, crafts, games and prizes. Local experts in period dress will be on hand to discuss 19th Century holiday traditions, and feel free to don your favorite Austen-inspired party wear! Take a selfie as your favorite Bennet sister, posing behind life-sized costume renderings for The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis’ holiday production Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.

Tickets can be purchased at thenovelneighbor.com. $10 for adults, $7 for Austen fans 17 and under.