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Just a little early for Mother's Day....A New Moon Play Reading
FENSTER By Ann Hirsch Directed by Nancy Robillard
WHEN: Monday, May 7, 7:30 PM WHERE: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange ADMISSION: No reservations necessary; $5 donation at the door
Fenster never hears from her son ("He should call the woman who mopped floors to put him through medical school?"). She lives alone and spends her days waiting in line at the post office ("They couldn’t have a chair?"). When it is suggested to her that she may suffer from depression, she joins a group at the senior center. And therein begins her journey. Join Fenster for an evening of stories, observations and acerbic wit. Open your heart to a touching story of growing old and finding happiness in the most unexpected of places.
Ann Hirsch has written and directed short films including “Void Where Prohibited” and “Who Am I?” Her short stories include “The Rabbi’s Wife” and “Remind Me to Kill…” As an actress, she has been with TUTS and The Irondale Ensemble and has done sketch comedy at The Storefront Blitz in NYC. In films she can be seen in “The Dealer” and, most recently, on the cutting room floor of “Foreign Letters.” For the last ten years she has been writing a play about Fenster, a character created by her mother, Rita Hirsch. Ann’s political rants and questionable jokes can be found on Twitter @TheAnnHirsch