‘Snake in the Grass’ at Playcrafters

“Snake in the Grass’ by Alan Ayckbourne is the story of a troubled woman who returns home to help her spinster sister deal with a blackmailing nurse. How did their father actually die? Layer on layer of mystery will grip the audience from the first minute to the shocking conclusion.

Cast:

ANNABEL CHESTER – Lisa Gazzillo

ALICE MOODY – Teri Maxwell

MIRIAM CHESTER – Ann Kashishian

Performances: Aug 17, 18, 19, 25, 26, 27*, 31, Sept 1, 2

*August 27 performance is a 3 p.m. matinee.  All other performances start at 8 p.m.

Playcrafters is at 2011 Store Rd., Skippack, PA 19474. Call 610- 584-4005 for tickets or visit http://www.playcrafters.org.

Community Arts Center’s Annual Member’s Exhibition Opens July 30

The opening reception and awards ceremony for Community Arts Center’s annual Member’s Exhibition takes place July 30th from 2 – 4 p.m. in the Duke Gallery, 414 Plush Mill Road, Wallingford, PA. The exhibition, which is open to all active members of Community Arts Center, features art by both emerging and professional artists in a wide range of mediums. Jeff Schaller, artist and founder of the Chester, Delaware and Montgomery County Studio Tours, is the judge of prizes for this exhibition. Schaller will announce winners in each major media group and also present an additional cash prize for Best in Show at an awards presentation at 3 p.m. The Member’s Exhibition runs through Aug. 26 with gallery hours Mon.-Thurs. 9 a.m. – 7:30 p.m., Friday – 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and Saturday – 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Guests attending the Member’s opening reception can also enjoy other artwork displayed in various gallery spaces throughout the Arts Center including pottery by the CAC Ceramics Associates in the Lounge Gallery, work by Community Arts Center’s Mixed Media Studio in the Stairwell Gallery and photographs by Shari Sikora on the BeaDazzle Gallery Wall. Most works are available for sale. Exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

Paul Downie, Executive Director at CAC said, “Our Member’s Exhibition showcases the widely varying artistic paths of our members and gives the public an opportunity to see the diverse programmatic offerings we have each semester at CAC. We are always looking for new members, so please join us at the reception to find out how to get involved. If you can’t make it but you or your family would like to explore your inner creativity, you can also call the CAC at 610-566-1713 or visit communityartscenter.org for more information.”

Noteworthy: Open Culture Website, ‘The best free cultural & educational media on the web’

The Open Culture website is better than a modern-day equivalent of the ancient Library of Alexandria. The site provides links to an ever-expanding world of free learning and cultural resources including: courses, movies, audio books, eBooks, art, music, and more. If you are a scholar, a lifelong learner, or simply inquisitive, Open Culture may amaze you. Visit the site to find out: www.openculture.com. Yes, you can find links to access information about the Library of Alexandria while there.

 

‘Alice in Wonderland’ at Media Theatre now through Aug. 20

This summer, Alice will chase a rabbit, fall down a hole, and get smaller and larger while meeting all types of crazy characters. Will you follow her? It’s time for a new musical version of “Alice In Wonderland” at The Media Theatre, based on Lewis Carroll’s classic.

It’s on Saturdays at 11am and Sundays at noon through Aug. 20. Ben Kapilow (Broadway World Award winner) wrote the brand new score to Tim Haney’s revised script. Kapilow music directs, and Carol Sorensen’s bright costumes liven the hour long show for ages 4 and up.

There’s audience participation at the Croquet game, and plenty of humor as three parents of Media Theatre students join in the fun, playing roles in the show alongside their children. Eileen Wiley makes her Media Theatre debut as the Queen of Hearts with her daughter, Violet, playing Alice. Doug Henry and his daughter play Tweedledum and Tweedledee, sharing the role with Henry O’ Neill and his son Sean.

Tim Haney plays the Caterpillar and the King, Roger Ricker is The Mad Hatter and a funky singing table, and no two performances will be the same as most youth roles are double cast.

Media Theatre’s New School students and Acting Class participants portray everything from the White Rabbit to Hedgehogs and more in this lively, upbeat adventure.

Tickets are just $12 for children and $15 for adults. Call 610-891-0100 or visit mediatheatre.org

Vendors, Crafters sought for Flea Market Sept. 9 at the Parastudy Mansion

Spaces are available for those who would like to participate in a Flea Market Sept. 9  on the grounds of

Parastudy’s Victorian Mansion,

354 Valleybrook Road

Chester Heights, PA.

Saturday, July 9, 2017     9 AM – 3 PM

Flea marketers, artists and crafters are welcome to participate. Early bird pricing for is $20-$30 if you reserve before August. 25. See details at http://www.parastudy.org/flea-market.html

FREE PARKING at Wilson Auction (next door to Parastudy)

  • There will be a “Snack Bar” with homemade baked goods, hot dogs and beverages open from 10 am – 3 pm.  All proceeds to benefit Parastudy (remember we are a non-profit organization).
  • 15+ vendors selling a variety of items
  • Psychic Readings will be available on first come, first serve basis.
  • Energy Healing Sessions will also be available.
  • Books ($1 hardback, 50 cents paperbacks, $5 a bag. Many titles from mystery thrillers to books on metaphysical studies
  • Lots of booths with a variety of treasures to find…come out and visit!
  • Open an Akoya oyster and find a PEARL…great activity for the kids.
  • Check out our raffle and participate in our Flea Market 50/50Rain date: Sunday, Sept. 10

Proceeds benefit the not-for profit study center.