Did you know Burien has a script club? Burien Actors Theatre’s script club meets monthly at Merrill Gardens, with the next meeting set for Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. This is an open and free meeting, which will be held in the Bistro at 5th Avenue at Merrill Gardens, located at 15020 5th Ave SW. The script club will be discussing “The Letters” by by John W. Lowell. “The Letters” is a psychological thriller that was a hit on BAT’s stage in 2016. Here are some photos from that production: In “The Letters,” a Ministry Director calls Anna, a bureaucrat, into his office for a meeting. It is 1931 in the Soviet Union and things are not what they seem. It is the early days of the Great Purge. The meeting becomes a suspenseful game of cat-and-mouse in which being the last one to flinch may mean the difference between life and death. Based on Soviet efforts to edit composer Tchaikovsky’s letters. This thriller is a vivid slice of paranoid life under Stalin. It was great on stage. Reading it will put chills down your back. And discussing it will open new insights. BAT’s script club is much like a book club, but instead of reading books the members are reading scripts. Often the script will be for the play BAT will be performing, but the script club also reads other very interesting scripts, like “The Letters.” This is a joyous way to become theatre literate, but more importantly, to have a good time and get to know your neighbors. BAT’s very own Faith Beady is leading the script club right now. Copies of “The Letters” are available at the main desk at Merrill Gardens. (This script is in manuscript, and you will not find it anywhere else.) Burien has a long history steeped in live theater. This is your chance to become part of that history. It’s your chance to give BAT feedback and to be entertained with new friends. Come join BAT’s script club at Merrill Gardens in Burien on Thursday, November 16th, at 1:30 pm. (You do not have to be a resident at Merrill Gardens to attend.) For questions or more information, please email scriptclub@burienactorstheatre.org. Also, feel free to check out Burien Actors Lending Library (BALL) located at Bumbershoot Books at 639 SW 152nd St, Burien. BAT has placed 250 books and scripts in BALL for you to check out! See you Thursday the 16th at 1:30, and then at a show! More info at http://www.burienactorstheatre.org.]]>

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