Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Registration for the Folger's June book club is now open!

Join us for Sweet Sorrow

Words, Words, Words, the Folger Shakespeare Library Book Club, is pleased to announce the next book discussion—Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls on Thursday, June 3, at 6:30pm (Eastern Time).

Participation is free but registration is required. Click below to reserve your spot. 

All discussions will be held in Zoom and instructions for accessing the conversation will be sent out on the Tuesday prior.  We will also share the discussion questions, supplemental materials and suggestions for sips and snacks in advance.

Hope to see you there!

REGISTER TO JOIN THE DISCUSSION

Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls, an illustration of a man and woman reading on their backs with the books obscuring their faces in shades of white, yellow and black against a blue background

Sweet Sorrow

by David Nicholls

Thursday, June 3, at 6:30pm (ET)

 

Now: On the verge of marriage and a fresh start, thirty-eight-year-old Charlie Lewis finds that he can’t stop thinking about the past, and the events of one particular summer.

Then: Sixteen-year-old Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don’t remember in the school photograph. But when Fran Fisher bursts into his life and despite himself, Charlie begins to hope. The price of hope, it seems, is Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet learned and performed in a theater troupe over the course of a summer.

Poignant, funny, enchanting, devastating, Sweet Sorrow is a tragicomedy about the rocky path to adulthood and the confusion of family life, a celebration of the reviving power of friendship and that brief, searing explosion of first love that can only be looked at directly after it has burned out.

Spring symphonies & more At Home 

Stay connected to the arts you love with Jersey Arts at Home, our ever-changing selection of virtual experiences from across the state. Here are some upcoming offerings to enjoy:

Straight No Chaser: Virtual Insanity
May 14-16
NJPAC

Saint-Saëns at 100

 May 15

Adelphi Chamber Orchestra

New Beginnings
May 20 - June 10
New Jersey Festival Orchestra

Dog Sees God

May 20-22

The Theater Project

Strum, Sospiri & Serenade
May 23
Princeton Symphony Orchestra

Journeying Together

 

Discover Jersey Arts is a cosponsored project of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and the ArtPride New Jersey Foundation.


Healthy U Explore Day

Bring the Entire Family!

 

We hope you will join us May 22nd, (rain date May 23rd)

from 12-2:30 pm for Healthy U Explore Day

 

Email Sustainability@aes.k12.nj.us with any questions.

SPECIAL SENIOR TICKET PRICES @ THE BROOK ARTS CENTER

FOR THE COMFORT AND SAFETY OF OUR GUESTS AND STAFF

All Seats are Socially Distanced 

Self - Check in Ticket Stations - Contactless Walk up Ticket Sales   

Immediate Seating 

Hand Sanitizer Stations - Concessions Available 

No Outside Food or Beverages are Allowed

CDC Required Masks Must Be Worn

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Sunday, May 23 - 3pm 

Enjoy an afternoon of Blues, Ballads, Bossa and a little bit of Bop performed by AMANI.  Musicians, Marty Eigen on flute & sax, Fred Fisher on piano, Flip Peters on guitar, vocalist Stephen Fuller, bassist Alex Gressel and drummer Vern Mobley will have you dancing in your seats as they perform music from “The Great American Songbook.”   

 

 Sunday May 30  - 7 pm

The Closet Carpenters will take you on a journey of the feel good iconic music of The Carpenters. This talented band takes pride in the rock 'n roll flavor, dynamics, and energy of the unforgettable classic ballads, melodies and deep cuts of the renowned duo, Karen and Richard Carpenter. As this brand of wholesome music went out of style, the fans went into the closet, but we are grown up now and it is time to come out of the dark and celebrate the music of your youth! Sing along to your favorites from “ Close to You” to “We’ve only Just Begun.” The Closet Carpenters will make you feel like it’s “ Yesterday Once More.”

 

 

Saturday, June 5   - 8pm 

Multi-talented entertainer Andy Gross (AKA Split Man) combines standup comedy, magic and ventriloquism making him one of the most sought-after entertainer in the world! An internet sensation with over 100 million views and over 150 sold out shows a year across the country, audiences are spellbound by this amazing performer. His stand-up adlibs are compared to Don Rickles and Robin Williams. His voice throwing and magic are out of this world!

 

 

Sunday, June 6  - 3pm 

The Brook Arts Center is honored to present on our stage, The Johnny Maestro Tribute Band. The band was created by Johnny’s wife, Grace Mastrangelo, who had the vision to keep her late husband’s music and memory alive. Grace personally selected this talented group of musicians and vocalists: Dennis Dell, Jerry Mokar, Frank DiRobella, Bud Brewer, René L. Cardon, and Matt DiGiovanni, Lou Gomez, and Bob Ligotino to pay tribute to the music of Johnny Maestro. Put on your bobby socks and rock to the smooth harmonies and doo-wop sounds of the 1950s - 70’s from "Sixteen Candles” "Step By Step," "The Angels Listened In" and Brooklyn Bridge’s number one hit, “It’s the Worst that Could Happen,” featuring special guest singer, Johnny Petillo, formerly of Danny & The Juniors, The Duprees and who has performed with Tony Orlando on his concert tours. 

 


Don’t miss the season finale of Together Apart

Season 1, Episode Six available now.

You will miss us next week. Don't miss us today.

 

Table For Three!- Together Apart - Episode 6

 

Together Apart

A Web Series

Episode 6: on Tuesday, May 11, 2021

 

Table for Three

Love is in the air at the house when Blair expresses interest in half of the split screen duo, Brother Mork. When they go on a date will his screen partner, Lady Fonzarelli, steal her affections?

 

CAST

Nicole Callender is Sipowicz

Clark Scott Carmichael is Kirk the Cowboy

Harry Patrick Christian is Lady Fonzarelli

Laura Ekstrand is Mrs. Garrett

Noreen Farley is Blair

Julian Blake Gordon is Uncle Jesse

Scott McGowan is Brother Mork

Daria M. Sullivan is Six

Jason Szamreta is Balkie

Harriett Trangucci is Laverne

 

SPECIAL GUEST STARS

Shaelyn McGowan as Hot Topic Clerk

Dave Maulbeck as Stanley

Zachary Zawila as Mall Cop

 

 

You can binge watch now!

Links to all episodes below.

 

 

 

 

CREATIVE TEAM

Executive Producers

Laura Ekstrand, Jeff Ertz & Dave Maulbeck

Directed by

Dave Maulbeck

Written by

Dave Maulbeck

Developed by

Dave Maulbeck and David Lee White

Art Direction by

Yolanda Fundora

Sound Mix by

Aidan O'Connor

Graphic Design by

Yolanda Fundora

Production by

Jeff Ertz

Visual Effects by

Dave Maulbeck

Original Theme

“Coming Together Apart” by Julian Blake Gordon

Additional Music provided by

STORYBLOCKS

Produced by

Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre & 2Scoop Productions

 

 

 Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre

Oakes Center * 120 Morris Avenue *  Summit, NJ 07901

Tickets: 800-838-3006 | Info: 908-514-9654

www.dreamcatcherrep.org