Friday, November 4, 2011

Cultural Events on Park Avenue

Looking to expand your cultural horizons without even leaving the city?

You can enjoy a fine example of community theater with Act IV's latest production, "Talking with ..." by Jane Martin. A seasoned troupe of actors and stagecraft veterans will launch the show tonight at at 8 in the Parish Hall at First Unitarian Society of Plainfield, 724 Park Ave. Tickets are $17, or $14 for students and seniors. Performances continue Saturday at 8 p.m., Sunday at 3 p.m.and next weekend on the same timetable.

"The production consists of 11 intriguing monologues in which 11 rather extraordinary women of various ages talk about their lives, their hopes or their regrets," according to a publicity release.

Fans of Act IV will recognize the name of Barbara Van Savage as director. The actors include Cass Cochrane, Elaine D'Addazio, Judy England-McCarthy, Maryanne Ficker, Sheila Harding, Renee Litwin, Kathy Mattingly, Sherie Novotny, Gail Sweeney, Anne Troop and Chloe Williams.

Call (908) 756-0750 to reserve tickets..

Over at the Plainfield Public Library, 800 Park Ave., winners of the annual photography contest will receive awards and the exhibit will open from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. "Plainfield on the Go!" is the theme and the show will be on view through Dec. 31 during regular library hours.

The photographs will become part of the library's permanent collection and as such will also become part of the cultural legacy that Library Director Joe Da Rold has been building for future generations. Go take a look and meet the photographers Saturday!


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