Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight

Rita Parisi

In the spirit of Halloween, the Friends of the Orange Public Libraries are sponsoring a program by Rita Parisi from Waterfall Productions. “Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight” will be presented at Moore-Leland Library in North Orange on Monday, October 29, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. This theatrical storytelling presentation will feature stories about CURSES, DEATH and IMMORTALITY from the 19th century New England writer, Sarah Orne Jewett. The material to be presented is suitable for teens and adults, but is not intended for younger children. 

Sarah Orne Jewett
Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909), was an American fiction writer contemporary with Mark Twain, who grew up in South Berwick, Maine, where she lived much of her life. Her stories mirror the everyday lives of New Englanders; often reflecting the mysterious and supernatural. Sarah formed friendships with a number of the major artists and intellectuals of her time, including Willa Cather, Henry James, Rudyard Kipling, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and John Greenleaf Whittier.

Rita Parisi has been entertaining audiences for over 17 years. She creates shows that highlight her passion for theater as well as history, literature and costuming. She has had the pleasure of performing these shows all over New England. Rita is also actively involved in the independent film scene and her films have debuted at the Boston International Film Festival and the Cannes Film Festival. 

For more information, please contact Dianne Salcedo at 978-544-2495 extension 102 or visit http://orangelib.org.

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