Friday, March 29, 2013
THE WINTER’S TALE
by William Shakespeare
WHEN: April 4-21, Fridays at 7:30 PM and on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:00 PM
WHERE: NJCU’s West Side Theater, 285 West Side Avenue in Jersey City
TICKETS: $20, seniors $15, students $10
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Wednesday and Thursday matinees are available for school groups by calling 201.822.1623.
For more information,call ASC at NJCU at 201.200.2390 or visit www.ascnj.org.
A jealous tyrant, a queen on trial, two simple shepherds, young romance, a divine oracle, a singing con man and one hungry, hungry bear make The Winter’s Tale a magical journey of loss, renewal and the promise of spring.
Bethany Reeves, director of ASC’s 2007 hit King John, directs The Winter's Tale. “Shakespeare is exploring the territory of myth and fairy tale, “ says Reeves. “He tells a story full of magic and wonder with a warm, human heart.”
BARD BANTER, lively group discussions between audience and the cast, will be held after matinee performances on April 6, 13 and 20.
The cast of The Winter’s Tale includes ASC resident artists Elizabeth Belonzi, Terence MacSweeny, James Rana, Artistic Director Colin Ryan, and ASC newcomers Gabriel Fuentes, Shannon Harris, John Xavier Miller, Bradley Mott, Chelsea Niven and David Price.
100 Saints You Should Know centers on a conflicted priest, Father McNally, who leaves his congregation to do some soul-searching at home while staying with his "uncomprehending" mother, Colleen.
This award-winning drama intriguingly extends to the strife between a cleaning lady,Theresa, and her difficult 16-year-old daughter, Abby, as well as Colleen's grocery delivery boy, Garrett, who is grappling with his own sexuality. Each character in the play seeks both spiritual and earthly bonds, or as Theresa says at one point in the show, "A surge of the heart, a cry of recognition and love."
The well-versed cast includes Paul Zeller as Father McNally, and features the mother/daughter team of Beth and Hannah Painter playing Theresa and her daughter Abby. Dreamcatcher Repertory veteran Noreen Farley plays Colleen. Rounding out the cast is Aaron Black as Garrett.
WHEN: Friday, March 29-April 11, Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 PM; a matinee on Sun April 7 at 2 PM and a Thursday April 11 show at 8 PM
WHERE: Edison Valley Playhouse, 2196 Oak Tree Rd in Edison.
TICKETS: $20 for adults and $17 for seniors and students
For reservations call 908.755.4654
WHERE: The United Methodist Church of Morristown on the Green, 50 South Park Street, Morristown
Dessert following the concert
Artwork by Seth Ruggles Hiler.
Thursday, March 28, 2013
WHEN: Friday, April 5, at 7 PM
WHERE: Club Paradise, 101 Asbury Ave., Asbury Park
(21+ To Enter with Proper ID)
Tickets Available at http://revisiontheatre.tix.com/
Emerging Jersey-born recording artist Julia Claire is coming to Asbury Park for a benefit concert for ReVision Theatre!
Julia's range of vocal styles and musical ability has wowed audiences from New Jersey to Nashville! Julia's CD (This Is Me) was featured on New Jersey's Thunder 106.3 radio and can be heard on www.cdbaby.com.
Julia has been featured in ReVision Theatre's Christmas Survival Guide, 5th Anniversary Concert and other cabarets, and this time she's going solo.
Julia is donating 100% of the proceeds for her concert to ReVision Theatre before she sets off to share her talent with the world in 2013!
Crossroads Theatre Company thanks its major supporters:
The Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation
The Prudential Foundation
Middlesex County Cultural & Heritage Commission
New Brunswick Cultural Center
New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts
The Garage Theatre Group, located at the Becton Theatre on the campus of Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, will present Three Pigs. The show is geared to 3- to 6-year olds.
Three Pigs is performed by Michele Miller, an actor, dancer, choreographer, and theater educator in New York and New Jersey. She has performed with many national touring and regional theatre productions and choreographed for various theatre companies in New Jersey. She has taught performing arts at theaters and dance schools throughout New Jersey and New York.
For reservations call The Garage Theatre Group at 201.569.7710 or visit www.GarageTheatre.org.
The Garage Theatre Group is a 501(c)3 professional theater company in residence at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck.
WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 2013, 3:00 PM
WHERE: Sussex County Community College, One College Hill Road, Newton NJ
TICKETS: $16 to $25
Box Office: 973.300.3171
There’s no better way to introduce young children to the magic of dance theatre than New Jersey Ballet’s Family Matinee productions. These charming, colorful ballets feature top quality professional artists—augmented by dance students performing in children’s roles—and beautiful sets and costumes. All and are performed with “storyteller” narration so even the littlest theatergoers can keep up with ease. Even the youngest sit with rapt attention as clever Peter and his animal friends outwit the Wolf, and gentle Beauty’s tender kiss restores the Beast to his rightful place as a Handsome Prince. (Above, right: Brave Peter captures a wolf and saves his animal friends in NJ Ballet's Peter & the Wolf. Photo: VAM Productions)
These productions are more than enjoyable entertainment for a Sunday afternoon. Based on classic children’s stories, these colorful, fully staged ballets reinforce the concepts that hold our civilization together: the power of love, loyalty and courage, being kind to others, and not giving up in the face of adversity. New Jersey Ballet’s Family Matinees are accompanied by “storyteller” narration so even the littlest theatergoers can keep up with ease.
(Top: Beauty and the Beast, the second half of a double feature at Sussex County Community College, April 7 at 3PM. Photo: VAM Productions)
WHEN: Thursday, April 18, 8 PM
WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
With over seventy awards to their name, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage are the most celebrated band in bluegrass, with honors including a coveted Entertainer of the Year award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and a staggering seven consecutive IBMA Female Vocalist of the Year awards. Vincent’s music draws deeply from the haunting mountain soul of Bill Monroe-styled bluegrass, while incorporating a modern feel that make her songs both classic and contemporary.
WHEN: Friday, April 19, 8 PM
WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
Pilobolus has been touted by Newsday as “a mind-blowing troupe of wildly creative and physically daring dancers who leap, fly intertwine and break all of the rules.” They redefine the world’s understanding of dance through constant evolution, transformation and collaboration, with a method that’s intense, fiercely creative and littered with humor.
WHEN: Saturday, April 20, 8 PM
WHERE: Mayo Performing Arts Center, 100 South St., Morristown
Legendary actor Hal Holbrook performs Mark Twain Tonight—his signature one-man show that is a living breathing American masterpiece and a jewel in the history of American Theatre.
Tickets at 973.539.8008 or www.mayoarts.org
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, April 6 and & 7; 10:30 AM & 3:30 PM (each day)
WHERE: Newark Museum, 49 Washington St., Newark
- Special VIP seating packages are available.
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- Family Membership Special
$145 includes a ONE year Family Membership
($60 value) and TWO tickets ($90 value) *New members only
- Museum members are given priority seating on orders
received on or before March 1, 2013
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If you are unable to download the PDF, call 973.596.5144 for a hardcopy.
The tenth annual American Girl Weekend will soon be here. Proceeds from the two-day event are used to support children's programs and exhibitions at the Museum. The Weekend is also an opportunity to introduce new people to the Newark Museum, which in its 100-year history has served multiple generations.
Each show consists of a two-part runway fashion show, highlighting the historical American Girl characters and their unique stories as well as contemporary fashions.
At intermission, everyone is invited to an ice cream social in our elegant Engelhard Court.
Intermission is also a time to purchase tickets for a chance to win an American Girl doll or other prizes. Each show has its own raffle of dolls and accessories.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
WHEN: April 6-May 5; Thursdays 7:30 PM; Fridays and Saturdays 8 PM; Sundays 3 PM (No performance April 7)
WHERE: Luna Stage, 555 Valley Road, West Orange
TICKETS: $25-$25; Students with ID $10; Group Sales Available
www.lunastage.org or 973.395.5551
WHERE: opens Wednesday, April 3 at 7:00 PM; additional performances include Friday, April 5 at 10:00 AM, and Saturday, April 6 at 10:00 AM & 12:30 PM
WHERE: Zella Fry Theatre (Vaughn Eames Building, Room 118), located at 1000 Morris Avenue, Union
TICKETS: $10.00 for children and Kean students; $12.00 for seniors and Kean faculty, staff and alumni; and $15.00 for the general public.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.keanstage.com or by calling the Kean Box Office at 908.737.SHOW (7469).
For more information on the Kean Department of Theatre, please visit www.kean.edu/ku/theatre
This rare performance of Theatre for the Very Young is an immersive, interactive and multi-sensory experience geared specifically for children three to six years old and their families. Ring a Ding Ding tells the tale of Alice, who searches for her lost dog and finds helpful friends along the way: around town, over the seas, and all the way to the moon.
Founded in 1981 with the stated purpose of “challenging accepted definitions of theatre and audience,” Oily Cart was named “one of the great British theatre companies of the last twenty-five years” by Lyn Gardner of the Guardian Unlimited, who attributed the company’s somewhat perplexing under-the-radar status to its exclusive focus on “work[ing] entirely with children, many with complex disabilities, and often behind closed doors in special schools.” According to their website, Oily Cart uses “hydro-therapy pools and trampolines, aromatherapy, video projection, and puppetry together with a vast array of multi-sensory techniques… [to] create original and highly specialized theatre” for young people.
The original Oily Cart production of Ring a Ding Ding, written and directed by Tim Webb, was designed by Claire de Loon, and featured music by Max Reinhardt. It toured the United Kingdom December 2011-February 2012. Writing for The Stage, Lisa Martland called the show “a visual treat which involves its eager audience in every step of the storytelling process.” Caroline McGinn of Time Out awarded the show five stars (the magazine’s highest rating), citing Ring a Ding Ding as “a beguiling aesthetic experience, scaled to fit [children’s] curious world and perfectly designed to make them happy.”
Monday, March 25, 2013
Liberty Hall Museum has announced it will resume public tours on Monday, April 1, signaling a welcome end to the Museum’s traditional winter break, which featured an ambitious slate of seasonal and special programming but limited access to day visits.
WHERE: Liberty Hall Museum, 1003 Morris Ave., Union
The Museum will also extend its fascinating ongoing exhibit, Ring for Service: The Role of Servants in a Country House, until November 16. This scintillating look “behind-the-scenes” enables guests to follow in the footsteps of a real-life servant working at the Kean mansion over a century ago, and offers a rare glimpse into Liberty Hall’s attic, where two servants’ quarters have been opened to the public for the first time in the Museum’s history.
Beginning April 10, Liberty Hall Museum will also host its stylish Afternoon Tea twice a month. In the grand tradition of the former lady of the house, guests are invited to Liberty Hall’s signature tea service the second and fourth Wednesday of every month (2:00 PM – 4:00 PM). Tea will be served in the Museum’s comfortable glass-enclosed porch, overlooking Liberty Hall’s stunning formal English gardens. For two tranquil hours, guests will sit back, relax, and enjoy three of life’s simplest but enduring pleasures: good food, good drink, and breathtaking scenery. Liberty Hall Museum’s Blossom into Spring Tea (April 10 at 2:00 PM) has already reached full capacity, but reservations are still available for Arbor Day Tea on Wednesday, April 24 at 2:00 PM by calling 908.527.0400.
Mothers and daughters of all ages are encouraged to join the Museum for The Girls of Liberty Hall Tea and Fashion Show on Saturday, April 13. From 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM, guests will be treated to a luncheon of scones, dainty finger sandwiches, sweet treats, lemonade, iced tea and sherbet punch on real china while enjoying a fashion show of reproduction historic children’s clothing from colonial times through the early 20th century. This delightful afternoon will also feature a children’s dress-up and play tent, games and prizes. Admission is $25.00 per person, and reservations are required.
Liberty Hall’s newest venture, the Liberty Hall Museum Community Farmers Market, will celebrate the advent of spring on Saturday, April 20 by offering a free planting activity for children, the Kids’ Spring Seedling Event. From 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, children will tour Liberty Hall’s farm, enjoy healthy snacks and live storytelling, and plant seeds in portable containers they may take home to nurture and watch grow. Admission to the event is free, but capacity is limited; please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by April 15 to reserve your space.
Finally, Liberty Hall Museum’s elegant Downton Abbey Brunches continue to defy expectations, with all scheduled Downton Abbey-themed brunches and luncheons sold out from now through May 19. The wildly popular events are often attended by trivia-savvy Downton fans enthusiastically attired in vintage or reproduction Edwardian-era clothing. Each brunch features a sumptuous buffet, party favors, a champagne toast, and access to Ring for Service: The Role of Servants in a Country House.
Liberty Hall Museum at Kean University chronicles more than 240 years of American history. The museum also houses extensive collections of furniture, ceramics, textiles, toys and tools owned by seven generations of the Livingston and Kean families. The Firehouse Museum, built in 2004, houses three antique fire engines, including a rare 1911 American LaFrance Metropolitan Steam Engine. Public tours of the Museum resume Monday, April 1, and are available Monday through Saturday, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Tours begin on the hour (last tour departs at 3:00 PM), and are conducted by the Museum’s friendly and knowledgeable staff in exquisite reproduction clothing from the early-20th century era.
For reservations and further information, please call 908-527-0400, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.kean.edu/libertyhall. More information on Liberty Hall Museum’s Community Farmers Market is available at https://www.facebook.com/libertyhallfarmersmarket.
All photos courtesy of Liberty Hall Museum.
A WORLD PREMIERE
By Stan Werse
Directed by Marc Geller
WHEN: April 4 thru May 5
WHERE: New Jersey Repertory Company, 179 Broadway, Long Branch TICKETS: can be purchased by calling 732.229.3166 or by visiting www.njrep.org.
Here are the facts, just the facts … New York City, 1950 … Andrews has left town, Klein is dead, so is Lydecker, Betty … well she's still alive, but someone has beat the pretty off her. Clay Holden has his first big chance as a detective … but this is one case that he may not want to solve.
Stan Werse takes us on a roller coaster ride deep into the dark and shadowy world of film noir in this homage to the Hollywood crime dramas of the 1940’s and 50’s. Detective Clay Holden (Darrell Glasgow) has just been assigned to a new post, working with the bitter and cynical Norbert Grimes (Thomas Grube), and his henchman, the not-so-dumb-as-he-looks resident enforcer, McQue (Michael McCoy). A mysterious new woman has also just come into Clay’s life, Helen Lydecker (Catherine LeFrere).
Can Clay survive as a good man in a corrupt world in this hard-boiled crime drama? Right or wrong, what does it matter? Only the movies are black and white.
A stuffed rabbit sewn from velveteen is given as a Christmas present to a small boy but is neglected for toys of higher quality or function, which shun him in response. The rabbit is informed of magically becoming Real by the wisest and oldest toy in the nursery as a result of extreme adoration and love from children, and he is awed by this concept; however, his chances of achieving this wish are slight.
The journey of the rabbit and boy shows us the meaning of friendship, the importance of long-lasting relationships and the value of knowing how to love and be loved.
With successful productions at theatres around the country, this fantasy play is enjoyable to all groups, including adults. Written as a "memory play," The Velveteen Rabbit is an emotional journey through time, as told through the eyes of a young man looking back on his childhood. By reliving the relationship between his 4-year-old self and his favorite toy, the velveteen rabbit, he rediscovers the true meaning of friendship. Central to the story is, of course, the velveteen rabbit, who is introduced to the idea of becoming real by the old rocking horse. The play explores the rewards of loyalty, the poignancy of loss, and the wonderful, surprising powers of love.
The Velveteen Rabbit is a children’s novel written by Margery Williams and illustrated by William Nicholson. The book was first published in 1922 and has been republished many times since.The Velveteen Rabbit was Williams' first children's book. It has been awarded the IRA/CBC Children's Choice award. Based on a 2007 online poll, the National Education Association named the book one of its "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."
E-mail for info: Robin.Schaffer@nice.com
Raina Rose loves to share her refreshingly optimistic perspective on the world. Her unique voice and exceptional guitar playing transcend age, gender and generation, and even catch the ears of those who aren't typically into acoustic guitar-driven songwriting. Redefine Magazine has said, “Between her big voice, with its unusual blend of twang and jazziness, and her whimsical sense of storytelling, Rose is definitely not just another boring indie folk songstress.”
Raina moved to Portland, Oregon with her family in 1988. She was given a guitar at age eleven and sent around the corner for lessons. By the time she hit high school, Raina more often than not skipped classes to write heart-wrenching teenage love songs in Portland's lush, green public parks. After graduating, she moved to the Oregon coast and taught environmental science to youngsters while basking in the majestic silence of 500 acres of ancient forest and foggy beachfront. It was this blissful solitude that made Raina realize she wanted to make music for people.
Raina has toured relentlessly for the better part of the last five years. Her travels have taken her everywhere across the USA and Europe, including such venues and gigs as the High Sierra Music Festival, Club Passim (Boston, MA), and The Birchmere (Alexandria, VA).
The Folk Project is a non-profit 501(c) Corporation whose mission is to present high caliber folk music performances and instructional workshops for the public and members; to encourage development of musicianship and performance skills in the northern New Jersey area; and to provide interesting social and learning activities relating to traditional and participatory folk music and dance.
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Looking for things to do with the kids this vacation week? Well, the Livingston Public Library is sponsoring 2 films that will appeal to them:
Livingston Living Green, Livingston Public Library, and the Livingston Environmental Commission sponsor a film to promote the Bicentennial theme for March—GETTING GREENER.
DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX
WHEN: Wednesday, March 27, 2:00 PM
WHERE: Livingston Public Library Program Room, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston
An animated rendition of Dr. Seuss's classic book about the threat of industrialization to nature, iopens in Thneedville. It is an artificial place, made primarily from plastic, and sports inflatable trees, fast cars, and air quality so poor that the residents are forced to purchase bottled fresh air.
Twelve-year-old Ted discovers that his crush Audrey wants nothing more than to see a long-extinct Truffula Tree, so he sets out to impress her by finding one. Since there are no real trees in Thneedville, Ted acts on the crazy stories of his grandmother, and travels beyond the city's walls to locate a grumpy recluse called the Once-ler.
The Once-ler has a tale about a once-perfect landscape filled with beautiful Truffula Trees and cute frolicking animals—a landscape now barren. The beauty and wonder of the Truffula forest and its forest creatures, Brown Bar-ba-loots (cute little bears), Swomee-Swans (funny-looking ducks), and Humming-Fish (charming trio of singing fish), are right out of Dr. Seuss's illustrations. Ted's wish to impress Audrey slowly begin to take a back seat to the plight of the lost trees and animals, and the Once-ler's message that "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better" comes true by the end of the film.
Spring Break Family Movie
WRECK IT RALPH
WHEN: Thursday, March 28, 1:30 PM
WHERE: Livingston Public Library Program Room, 10 Robert Harp Drive, Livingston
Ralph is the animated bad guy in a video game, but he's really a big softie with a good heart. He escapes from his game and and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero.
On his quest, he's trailed by Fix-It Felix, the good guy from his game, and meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun from the action game Hero's Duty and Vanellope von Schweetz from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush. Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly cyber-enemy from one of the games that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream to be a hero and save the day before it's too late?
Both films are suitable for all ages, and both are free.
Friday, March 22, 2013
Music and lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth and Victoria Kann
Directed by Lori B. Lawrence, The Growing Stage’s Director of Educational Programming
Choreography by Jillian Petrie
Musical direction by Laura Petrie
WHEN: April 12 through May 12 with performances Friday evenings at 7:30 PM, Saturday and Sunday matinees at 4:00 PM
WHERE: The Growing Stage, The Children’s Theatre of New Jersey, located in the Historic Palace Theatre on Route 183 in Netcong
TICKETS: The Growing Stage continues FUN-tastic Fridays with all tickets $15! Saturday and Sunday tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for children and seniors.
To place your reservation, please contact the Growing Stage Box Office at 973.347.4946 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Group rates and Birthday Party packages are available
PINKALICIOUS the MUSICAL is the tale based on the popular children’s book of Pinkalicious, who can’t stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents. Her pink indulgence lands her at the doctor’s office with Pinkititis, an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe—a dream come true for this pink loving enthusiast. But when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure out a way to get out of this pink predicament. PINKALICIOUS the MUSICAL is about learning the power of self-control and the importance of moderation.
PINKALICIOUS the MUSICAL features many of the professional equity artists that are familiar to the Growing Stage audiences. Emily Portune (Peter in Peter Pan) brings to life the role of Pinkalicious. Robert Mintz (Scarecrow in The Wizard of Oz) portrays Pinkalicious’s little brother Peter with Ryan Malyar (Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz) and Jenna Morris (Mrs. Claus in Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer) playing Mr. and Mrs. Pinkerton. Nikole Rizzo (Lilly in Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse) returns to the Palace as Dr. Wink. Jaclyn Blythe, who is making her TGS debut, portrays Pinkalicious’s best friend Alison. Rounding out the cast are six young performers who are sharing their talents to make this a very special treat for the entire family.
One of Shakespeare’s last plays, The Winter’s Tale is billed as a comedy, but it is much more than that. See for yourself at McCarter Theatre in Princeton:
www.mccarter.org/winterstale (link on graphic will not work)
Again, thanks to Carol Levin of the Bridgewater Twp. Public Library for the following information. Why not tell your child’s teacher about these events so a field trip can be scheduled? You can even offer to be a chaperone!
WHEN: Friday, April 12, at 11 AM
GRADES: 4 & up
WHERE: RVCC, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg
Does responsibility (guilt) transfer? To whom, how far and for how long?
These are the general questions raised by Hitler's Daughter—more specifically, the young character, Mark, who is very much affected by speculation that Hitler had a daughter, asks several questions in conversation with his father:
- What if you were a man as bad as Hitler?
- What if I was a mass murderer?
- Did we take this land from the Aborigines?
How responsible are we for the actions of others, especially those from distant times and/or places? These are difficult issues and they raise questions to which the answers are elusive. But, they also are the basis of rich conversation.
Based on the novel by Jackie French, this award-winning show tells the story of Hitler's daughter through the eyes of four Australian children. As the friends wait for the school bus, Anna begins to tell the tale of Heidi, daughter of the most hated man in history.
The play switches between 1940s Nazi Germany and contemporary Australia as one of the friends Mark, becomes engrossed in Anna's story. Could Heidi have stopped the atrocities of genocide, war and hate her father waged on the world during World War II? Would he have acted differently in her place? Heidi's story leads him to question his own identity and the world around him.
WHEN: Friday, April 26, at 12 PM
GRADES: 7 & up
Hailed as a Trio "packed with musicianship, joy, and surprise," PROJECT Trio is a passionate, high-energy chamber music ensemble comprised of three virtuosic composers/performers, flutist Greg Pattillo, cellist Eric Stephenson, and bassist Peter Seymour. Blending their classical training with an eclectic taste in musical styles, PROJECT Trio has made an impact on audiences of all ages. Of special note is the unique style of beatbox flute, performed by Greg Pattillo. It is a mix of traditional flute playing with the beats and rhythms of human beatboxing. Bass drum, cymbal, and snare sounds blend together seamlessly with the flute into a forceful, gritty sound capable of delivering the illusion of multiple performers playing at once.
WHEN: Sunday, April 7, 3 PM & 7 PM; both performances followed by talkback with creator/performer Susan Stein
In commemoration of Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, Luna Stage is proud to present Etty, writer and performer Susan Stein's critically-acclaimed one-woman show adapted from the diaries and letters of Etty Hillesum.
Using only Etty Hillesum's words, Susan Stein's inspiring adaptation brings us to 1943 when Etty, a young Jewish woman, is about to be deported out of Holland. As she prepares for her three-day journey eastward, she digs deeper into her soul to understand “this piece of history” and “to root out” any hatred or bitterness, believing that humanity is the best and only solution for survival at a time when it remains easier for many to ignore news of human rights violations. Moving beyond its historical context, Etty ultimately addresses issues of human nature and its complexity with regards to issues of human rights and genocide. She asks us to consider our own responsibility today, in a world where the promise of “never again” has not yet been realized.
Nominated for Amnesty International’s 2009 Freedom of Expression Award, Etty has been performed throughout the United States and Europe. Howard Shapiro of The Philadelphia Inquirer says, "Stein's spot-on performance clearly honors both her subject and anyone who has died at hatred's hellish hands." Carolyn Huckabay of the Philadelphia City Paper calls Etty, "A work so gripping, it stays with you long after bows are taken."
Thursday, March 21, 2013
Ellis Island is temporarily closed due to the damage caused by Hurricane Sandy and the annual Tartan Day celebration will be held at South Street Seaport.
2013 TARTAN DAY
WHEN: Saturday, March 30, 11 AM-3 PM (rain or shine)
WHERE: South Street Seaport, Pier 17, New York City
Join us for a great day of piping and drumming, Highland dancing and a whole host of terrific performers. Performers at the event include the Rampant Lion Pipe Band, the New York Celtic Dancers and the NY Celtic Harp Orchestra(Above: The Rampant Lion Pipe Band)
“Tartan Day on Ellis Island” is produced by the Clan Currie Society—one of the country’s leading Scottish heritage organizations. The Seaport event will open NY Tartan Week—a two-week festival of all things Scottish, including a Scottish fashion show, whisky tastings and the annual parade.
The producers of Tartan Day on Ellis Island 2012 would like to thank the over 70 thousand visitors who helped make this the largest Tartan Day event in the world.
For additional information contact 908.273.3509 or via e-mail at email@example.com