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Saturday Morning Storytime

Saturday, October 24

Saturday Morning Storytime Event! Fun for Children and Adults, We are looking forward to sharing with you on Saturday, October 24th at 11am. Our October Storytellers will be: Peter Marietta, Shannon Nicholson, Sarah Nowicki and Briel Pomerantz. Access to the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBlKRNrlUw4&authuser=0

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Playreaders Discussion Group

Wednesday, October 28

The Playreaders selection for this month is “Rope” by Patrick Hamilton. Available on Amazon and at Samuel French.

“Rope,” retitled “Rope’s End” for its American release, is a 1929 British play by Patrick Hamilton. In formal terms, it is a well-made play with a three-act dramatic structure that adheres to the classical unities. Its action is continuous, punctuated only by the curtain fall at the end of each act. 

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Zoom Play

Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30

Our first live ZOOM Play will be performed live on Thursday, October 29th at 7 PM: “The Deception of Kathryn Vask” by Mark Steensland.  Directed by Altarena favorite Kimberly Ridgeway.  Cast will feature Kim Donovan, Jim Rupp, Annette Oliviera, Matt Standley and Russ Whismore.  

The story:  Blaming herself for her son’s death in an accident, a grief-stricken woman wants to hold a séance to get his forgiveness from beyond the grave, but when her husband conspires with the family pastor to hire actors and fake the proceedings, things don’t go as planned….or do they?  “The Deception of Kathryn Vask” is a tightly-woven thriller that follows in the twisty footsteps of Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap” and Anthony Shaffer’s “Sleuth,” and is ideal for an entertaining evening close to Halloween. 

Tickets to this event are complimentary. Also, your kind donations are much appreciated. Please reserve your tickets or donate here:

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