On Sunday, January 22nd 5:30pm, the Peter H. Luce Play Readers will perform staged readings of two one-act plays by Christoper Durang: "Death Comes to Us All, Mary Agnes", and "The Actor's Nightmare". The reading is presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Christopher Durang is an American playwright known for works of outrageous and often absurd comedy. His play, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike won the Tony Award for Best Play in 2013. This free performance is sponsored by the Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library, and refreshments will be served. Doors will open at 5pm for the 5:30pm performance at the library.
For more than 15 years, the Peter H Luce Play Readers have met every Wednesday of the year at the Vineyard Haven Senior Center from 9AM to Noon to read plays of every era and of every genre, from the Greek and Roman classics to the cutting-edge works of contemporary playwrights... and everything in between: Shakespeare, Shaw, Checkov, Moliere, Miller, Ibsen Albee, O'Neil, Pinter and Neil Simon. The group is named for its founder, Peter Luce, who died in 2007. Performers for this reading include Bob Aldrin, Sofia Anthony, John Brannen, Polly Brown, Linda Comstock, Paul Doherty, Elaine Eugster, Esther Hopkins, Judy Miller, Nancy Shaw Cramer, Jay Sigler, Myra Stark, and Gaston Vadasz.
The Friends of the Vineyard Haven Public Library encourage public understanding of the Library's vital role in the community, support activities for both adults and children, and provide various other volunteer services. Their mission is to support the Library, to build a partnership between the Library and the community and to advocate for exemplary library service. All volunteers and those who are interested in knowing more about the Friends meet at 10:30am on the fourth Saturday of every month (except December) at the library.