The Bookstore

2021 productions by NextStage Theater Company and The Playhouse at White Lake

(10 Min) When a popular YA action novel appears on the shelves, a bored poetry book decides to make a little mischief.
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The Bookstore

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  • Vivian Lermond:
    22 Apr. 2021
    Fast, fun and factual! O'Grady delivers a double-layer delight, a cleverly-cloaked double entendre personification - books making small talk, and the reality that books of literary merit are often passed over for trite tomes that are all flash, no class, and appeal to pre-teen imaginations. Well said!
  • Ryan M. Bultrowicz:
    19 Jul. 2020
    Ah, the untouched book on the shelf - usually poetry, such is the case in O'Grady's sharp-witted short play. A fun play where two books discuss their place in the world and the legacy they'll leave behind. Also, a good reminder that all forms of literature are to be valued!
  • Emily Hageman:
    6 Jul. 2020
    O'Grady is such a delightful master at personification. These characters are so funny and the dialogue is so fast and witty. I absolutely adore the tongue-in-cheek humor. O'Grady's plays are fantastic--if you've never read one, start here, and you won't want to stop!

Character Information

  • Book 1
    A poetry book. Wears streamlined black.
  • Book 2
    A popular contemporary YA action or fantasy novel. Wears bright primary colors. Probably male.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Fractured Time Productions
    ,
    2020

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Playhouse at White Lake Summer Shorts
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    NextStage Theater Company
    ,
    2021