Book Club

In partnership with Townie Books, Firebird presents Jimmy’s Book Club! Resident book enthusiast Jimmy Utley leads a monthly discussion of plays that have had an impact not only on the theatrical world, but the social world as well. Emphasis will be placed on variety, with classic and contemporary selections, authors with varied backgrounds, interesting thematic concepts, different genres, etc. You can pick up a copy of the month’s selection at Townie Books, give it a good read, and then come to Jimmy’s discussion for a fun and fascinating conversation about these amazing plays and playwrights.

This June, Firebird is on the case with a full month of flatfoots, femme fatales, and forensics! “Mystery Month” will be chock full of great programming for all mystery lovers and aspiring gumshoes. June 9th will feature a great mystery selection for Firebird’s Book Club.
Details below:

June 2024 Firebird Book Club
Sunday, June 9th, 6:30pm
Townie Books (414 Elk Ave. in Crested Butte)
June’s selection will be:
The Real Inspector Hound
by Tom Stoppard
approx. time to read: 60-90 mins

The Real Inspector Hound is Tom Stoppard’s (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Shakespeare in Love) surreal take on the mystery genre. Two theater critics, Moon and Birdboot, are forced to sit through a hackneyed murder mystery play. Like us, they are initially in the position of passive spectators, but as the evening progresses, their real-life drama melds with that of the play they are viewing until they are literally absorbed into the world of the play as active participants. Featuring droll humor, existential dread, and a dark twist at the end, The Real Inspector Hound is a fun read and a great entry into Stoppard’s work.

Mark your calendars, grab a copy of the play at Townie’s, give it a read and come on the 9th for some fascinating discussion!