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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  • Jack Levine:
    23 Sep. 2021
    JENNIFER O’GRADY’s “The Bookstore” is entertaining. Imagining books talking is fun, hearing what they might say is intriguing, and pondering the implications is thought provoking. I really liked this gem and hope to see it performed.
  • Lee R. Lawing:
    29 Aug. 2021
    There is so much truth behind O'Grady's play and the ever-changing landscape of literature and bookstores and what constitutes as "true" literature. I'd have to say I'd fall in with the 12 year old girls on on this as I love YA fiction and will never apologize for it!
  • 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!

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 (U.K.)
    ,
    2020

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    The Playhouse at White Lake (MI)
    ,
    2021
  • Professional
    ,
    NextStage Theater (CO)
    ,
    2021
  • High School
    ,
    Summer School for the Performing Arts (MA)
    ,
    2021