New Jersey Theatre Alliance presents Hudson Theatre Works reading of “Closing Times”, a play by Derek Murphy, on March 25th at 7:30 p.m. This event is part of the Alliance’s Stages Festival, the state’s largest annual theatre festival, which provides free and discounted theatre events for all ages throughout the months of March, April, and May. This event is free.The years haven’t been kind to Eddie Rappini, and Eddie Rappini hasn’t been kind to the years, now on borrowed time, the past has come to collect. Molly, a young lost soul from out of nowhere, is the key to Eddie’s salvation, but Molly seems bent on his destruction as she picks apart the ashes of his life. 1 / 2 2 / 2 ❮ ❯ × 1 / 2 2 / 2 ❮ ❯ Derek Murphy, playwright, and author of “Closing Times” was born and educated in Dublin, Ireland. He moved to New York in his twenties and has called it home ever since. He has had several plays produced on both sides of the Atlantic, including Miles Over Man, A Short Wake, Appendage, Stand Up Man, Dyin’ for It, Inside Danny’s Box and The Love Parts.His latest play “A Very Irish Killing” was featured in this year’s 1st Irish Theatre festival in NY. He also wrote the screenplay for the short film “The Isolation of Mister Moore” which has appeared in festivals in NY and Dublin. Derek is also the writer of the weekly radio show “Dial M for Mammy”, an Irish comedy/drama produced by Basement Productions in Dublin. all episodes are available on YouTube. Derek is delighted to be working with Hudson Theatre works again, and would like to thank them for the opportunity to present his work.Directed by Adrian Wattenmaker with Nick Hardin, Bess Miller, and Stage Directions: Geoff Burt.Description can be found at www.njtheatrealliance.org/stages.The Stages Festival offers dozens of in-person and online performances, workshops, classes, and events at theatres, libraries, and other community venues throughout the state. The program was developed to encourage New Jersey’s residents to attend their local professional theatres by making the experience affordable, accessible, and fun.For more information, or to make a reservation, go to Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145114083129 to stream. To see a full schedule of events for The Stages Festival please visit www.njtheatrealliance.org/stages.“The Alliance is grateful that Hudson Theatre Works is participating in the 2021 Stages Festival,” said John McEwen, Executive Director of the Alliance. “For more than 20 years, The Stages Festival has provided theatrical experiences for thousands of residents across New Jersey. While we may be gathering a bit differently this year, we are thrilled that theatre can remain a source of connection and joy in the Garden State. These efforts would not be possible without the wonderful help of partners such as Hudson Theatre Works.The New Jersey Theatre Alliance 2021 Stages Festival is made possible by support from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts; Bank of America; The Horizon Foundation for New Jersey; OceanFirst Foundation; the George A. Ohl, Jr. Trust; New Jersey Historical Commission; and Fund for the New Jersey Blind. A full calendar of events is available at www.njtheatrealliance.org/stages. The Alliance can be contacted at: [email protected], [email protected], and [email protected] COMING ON APRIL 1 THRU 4 AS PART OF THE STAGES FESTIVAL, HUDSON THEATRE WORKS WILL ALSO BE RE-STREAMING THE MUSICAL COMEDY “ELLIOT & ME.” TICKET INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON OUR WEBSITE AT WWW.HUDSONTHEATREWORKS.COM.
EducationLocalNewsPrimarySecondary Orion Academy & St. Luke’s Primary victorious at World Environment Day Exhibition by: – June 5, 2012 108 Views no discussions Share Tweet Winning Exhibit by the Orion Academy students “Water Cycle”. The Orion Academy and the St. Luke’s Primary School have emerged winners in the World Environment Day Exhibition which was held on Tuesday.The Environmental Coordinating Unit (ECU) partnered with the Youth Division, Dominica Youth Environment Organization (DYEO) and the Waitukubuli National Trail in hosting an exhibition to commemorate World Environment Day 2012 which is being celebrating in at least 193 countries worldwide.Nelsha Shillingford, the Chairperson of the Prospective Persons Committee of the DYEO explained that the purpose for the exhibition.“The Organization felt that World Environment Day would be a good opportunity for young people to showcase their views on the environment and matters affecting them. The theme was also an important one to Dominica as an alternative energy and a green economy have been a prime focus for both government and private sectors for a number of years”.Three activities were organized to commemorate World Environmental Day which are; a poster competition for primary schools, an exhibition for secondary schools with environmental clubs and an essay competition for secondary schools without environmental clubs.Winning poster by St. Luke’s Primary SchoolThe Orion Academy placed first with their “Water Cycle” exhibit, Pierre Charles Secondary School placed second with their “Forestry” exhibit while the Goodwill Secondary School placed third with their “Geothermal” exhibit.The Orion Academy students have received a snorkeling trip to the Champagne Beach compliments Irie Safari.Other gifts for the winning schools include; vouchers compliments KFC and lunch vouchers compliments the Fort Young Hotel.The St. Luke’s Primary copped the winning positing in the poster competition, while the Convent Preparatory School placed second and the Roseau Primary School placed third.The essay competition deadline was extended as per requests from several of the participating schools therefore the winners will be announced at a later date as the judges were given the essays on Tuesday, June 4th, 2012.Ameka Cognet who placed 1st runner up in this year’s National Queen Show Pageant performed a poetry piece entitled “Stained Green” in which she highlighted several effects which climate change has had on the environment.She also asked the students to assist her in the performance by repeating the line “They say blood is red by mine runs green”.Stained GlassThe students were also introduced to the ECU’s YouTube Channel entitled “ECU Dominica”.Kimisha Thomas urged the students to subscribe to the page which was created to create awareness of what is taking place environmentally.According to Thomas, the students can retrieve pertinent information on climate change, among other topics.[nggallery id = 195]Dominica Vibes News Share Sharing is caring! Share