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Our Town (Review)

Reading the play isn’t like seeing it, and I got to see it once, in 2003 on Broadway with Paul Newman playing Stage Manager. And it was one of the more magical theatre experiences of my life. 155 more words


"The Cabala" (Post 2/2)

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Reference: (and a complaint: Wilder is trying so hard that he’s stifling his prose. He’s suffering from first-book-itis; trying to prove his intelligence with every sentence) 2,738 more words

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Ghent Playhouse announces auditions for "Our Town"

The Ghent Playhouse announces auditions for OUR TOWN, written by Thornton Wilder and directed by John Trainor.  

Auditions:            Tuesday, March 20, and Wednesday, March 21, 2018… 779 more words


"The Cabala" (Post 1/2)

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Thornton Wilder’s 1926 debut. I read a beautiful Library of America edition, which collects Wilder’s early novels and short story writings. 2,734 more words

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“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” – Thornton Wilder

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Book a Day: The Bridge of San Luis Rey

In case you noticed, it has been over a week since my last Book a Day post. That is because I took a week off to renovate the school room. 1,008 more words


Hug your kids - and your memories of them - tight

Last weekend, I finished reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. Two heroines during World War II risk their lives repeatedly in occupied France to save complete strangers – adults and children – from evil at the hands of the Nazis. 765 more words

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