Saturday, April 9, 2016


Staged Readings of Four Short Plays by Members of Our Playwrights Workshop, followed by Discussion with the Authors.

WHEN: 2 PM, Saturday, April 16
Cranford Community Center, 224 Walnut Ave., Cranford
Sponsored by Friends of the Cranford Library

Going Postal
By Ed Lataro

After being harassed by his supervisor for several years, postal worker Bob can no longer tolerate the abuse. 

Ed Lataro has had several plays produced in New York, including Not in Kansas Anymore and Otto’s Fortune. He holds a master's degree in counseling.

The Butler’s Pantry
By Joseph Vitale

On the evening of their wedding anniversary, a couple discover that an old photograph ties them to the past in ways they haven’t imagined.

Après la Fête
By Joseph Vitale

In the wee, small hours of the morning, a young couple cleans up after a cocktail party at their home, but it’s more than the glasses that need to be sorted out.

Joseph Vitale, a semi-finalist for the 2012 Eugene O’Neill/National Playwrights Conference, is the author of several plays, including Murrow, which will be produced Off-Broadway at the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble in May.

The Turtle and the Woman
By Mary Jane Walsh

The joy of birth, the perils of life, and the meaning of friendship create an enduring bond between two females who meet at the edge of the woods in Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge

Most of Mary Jane Walsh’s plays, including Ping, My Sister’s Back Is Killing Me and Finishing It Off! feature solo performances, so here’s a change. An Elizabeth native, she lives in Basking Ridge and is a member of The Dramatists Guild of America.