The 2018 Library Series
Performances are supported by the libraries and are FREE and open to the public. Schedules will be posted soon!
W.E.B. Du BOIS, A MAN FOR ALL TIMES
Written and directed by Alexa Kelly, presented in conjunction with Pulse Theatre Ensemble.
This play entertains and enthralls, as it compels the viewer to travel on this near-100-year journey. Brian Richardson portrays W.E.B. Du Bois, a black American born just after the Civil War, and 5 years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Du Bois broke many barriers: he attended and graduated from Harvard, studied in Europe, ran for Senator, co-found the NAACP, participated in the founding of the United Nations, saw segregation declared unconstitutional and died, in 1963, in Africa, on the eve of Dr. Martin Luther King’s March on Washington.
Dr. Du Bois fought tirelessly for anti-lynching laws and for Civil Rights for all people. He believed in women’s rights, and the right for all people to have work, free education and medical coverage. Indeed if it were not for McCarthy having accused Du Bois of being a Communist, in the McCarthy era, (although he was acquitted!) the name of Dr. Du Bois would be as famous in America as that of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., who said of his mentor “History cannot ignore W.E.B. DU BOIS”.
FREE schedule of Library Performances for W.E.B. Du Bois, A Man for All Times:
- Saturday, February 10 at 1:00 pm at the Tuckahoe Public Library, 71 Columbus Avenue, Tuckahoe, NY 10707
- Saturday, February 17 at 2:00 pm at the Irvington Public Library, 12 S. Astor Street Irvington, NY 10533
- Sunday, Februart 18 at 2:00 pm at the Eastchester Public Library, 11 Oak Ridge Place Eastchester, NY 10709
- Thursday, April 26 at 7:00 pm at the The Camille Budarz Theater at the Ossining Public Library, 53 Croton Avenue Ossining, NY 10562
Written and performed by Rick Apicella
THE PRODIGY is a 50 minute one-man drama/comedy about a trainer who discovers a mysterious prodigy of “The Sweet Science”…boxing. Watch as Rick Apicella magically transforms into Andrew Saracco, the trainer, Rosalyn, the neighbor, Jimmy McLaughlin, the champ, Mitch Mitchum, the promoter and many other characters whose lives will never be the same after meeting The Prodigy! “Sport is art. It unites us. All of us.”
FREE schedule of Library Performances for THE PRODIGY
- Sunday, January 28 at 2:00 pm at the John C. Hart Memorial Library, 1130 East Main Street Shrub Oak, NY 10588
- Sunday, March 18 at 2:00 pm at the Harrison Public Library, Bruce Avenue Harrison, NY 10528
- Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 pm at the Irvington Public Library, 12 S. Astor Street Irvington, NY 10533