The Wednesday Club

Background image: A prismatic rainbow of color projects on two outstretched arms against a dark gray background.
Image credit:
Photo by Cottonbro Studio

Written & Directed by Joe Goode
Music Direction by Ben Juodvalkis
April 25–28, 2024
Zellerbach Playhouse

What do a gay cowboy, a slam poetry genius, a revolutionary poet, a naturalist, a couple of starry-eyed lovers, and a doomsayer have in common? They all want to experiment with the theatrical form as members of the Wednesday Club, a group of drama nerds who get together to test out their theatrical innovations on each other every Wednesday evening in a church basement.

Based on songs from the repertoire of the Joe Goode Performance Group, this piece looks at the sometimes painful process of collaboration and the wisdom that can be gleaned from listening and slogging through the rough stuff to arrive at a place of equanimity and trust.

Event Details:

Estimated Runtime:

1 hour and 30 minutes


  • Thursday, April 25 at 8pm
  • Friday, April 26 at 8pm
  • Saturday, April 27 at 2pm
  • Saturday, April 27 at 8pm
  • Sunday, April 28 at 2pm

Plan Your Visit


Buy tickets online at up to two hours before each performance. Buy tickets in-person at Zellerbach Playhouse beginning one hour before each performance. All tickets are general admission (no assigned seating). 

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Masking Guidelines

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