The next play in the reading series is . . .

We’re halfway through the first year of the Davenport Developmental Reading Series, and we’ve had two great dramas so far.

So what do you do after you’ve been through the Civil War and a violent psychological thriller?

You play Bingo!

Next up on September 13th is a new comedy from the midwest’s Ian Kennedy about that famed form of legalized church gambling known as Bingo (not to be confused with the Off-Broadway musical of the same name from several years ago).

Now I’ll admit . . . I got semi-obsessed with bingo on a cruise several years back. It rained 5 out of the 7 days, so Bingo was about all that we could do (except watch the movie version of Titanic which they played in the lounge – no lie – they played Titanic – on a cruise ship).

Here’s what this Bingo is about . . .

“There is nothing fiercer than a game of Bingo. Tensions are high and competition FIERCE. In Mr. Kennedy’s new play BINGO!, amidst the competition, gossip flourishes and secrets are revealed. Who knew a Bingo game could contain hidden sexualities, illicit affairs, matching heart-shaped tattoos, AND good luck dollies?”

I even hear there is a touch o’ interactivity involved.

Sounds fun to me.  I’ll be there.  Will you?

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