The Meatpacker’s Book Club

May 31, 2009 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Walnut Street Theatre
Studio 5

Imagine a book club where the members wield bloody hacksaws for a living and discussions about literature break out in fistfights.

It’s the Meatpackers Book Club.

To rise above the raw gore of their daily lives, clever Harry, tough guy Red, one-armed Augustus, and lone female meatpacker Tiny discuss Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, the Life of Pi, and the proper way to hack animal carcasses.

Meanwhile, a love triangle is evolving and something very strange and troubling is going on in Sector 8 of the meatpacking plant.

And today, while all these worlds are colliding, it’s really difficult to get a meaningful discussion going.