The Wednesday Club

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.