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The Nora Salon: La Fonda is April 13th!

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Our next gathering of The Nora Salon is Friday, April 13 and we are excited to be featuring the latest piece by friend of Nora’s, Suzanne Trauth (Francoise, Rehearsing Desire).

We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of Suzanne Trauth’s full length play: La Fonda.

It’s 1945 in the bar of the La Fonda Hotel, in Santa Fe, New Mexico, thirty miles from Los Alamos. People from the town meet to drink, gossip, and trade theories about the activity on the Hill, where the scientists of the Manhattan Project are developing the atom bomb. It is a moment in history when many in this desert town have secrets. Who can be trusted? The bartender? The traveling businessman? The German-born operator of a rooming house? Not to mention the presence of Russian spies… In the midst of the political turmoil, a young Los Alamos engineer falls in love and, torn by a battle between his patriotism and his conscience, is forced to confront a future that might threaten his family.

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The Nora Salon: La Fonda
Friday, April 13th at 7pm
East 72nd between Park & Madison, NYC
hosted by Fredda Harris

SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
THIS GATHERING OF THE NORA SALON IS CURRENTLY FULL.
Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org to add your name to the waitlist. Should any spots open up, we will let you know asap!

Suggested donation: $10

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The Nora Salon: “Never Not Once” is March 23rd!

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The next gathering of our monthly reading series, The Nora Salon, is Friday, March 23rd. We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of Carey Crim’s play: Never Not Once.

Eleanor, a biology major at Princeton, brings her boyfriend Rob home to meet her two (not perfect but still pretty excellent moms). While there, she lets them know that she has hired a private investigator to help her find her biological father. She says, as a scientist, she is curious about her genetics. But it’s evident she might also just want to meet her dad. Nadine, her non-biological mom thinks it’s a great idea, partly because she had a deep and wonderful relationship with her own father. Allison, Eleanor’s biological mom is less enthusiastic, insisting that Eleanor’s father, a one night stand in college whose name Allison doesn’t remember, never even knew she existed. Nadine secretly gives Allison the name Doug. This information sends Eleanor on a journey to an unexpected and explosive answer to the question “Where do I come from?” The fallout and complications from this revelation force the whole family–and Doug–to confront the past in order to have any hope of moving on to a better future.

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The Nora Salon: Never Not Once
Friday, March 23rd at 7pm
West 9th Street and Sixth Avenue, West Village, NYC

hosted by Eugene Lefkowitz

SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
This gathering of The Nora Salon is currently FULL.
Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org to add your name to the wait list. We will contact you should a spot become available.

Suggested donation: $10

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Only 4 more chances to see A DOLL’S HOUSE!

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The reviews are out and A Doll’s House is a must see!

“…A Doll’s House premiered in 1879, the year Edison first ignited a light bulb, the year Einstein was born. If you think of all the ways the world has changed since that time, it’s amazing that a work of art could persist and remain so popular in our vastly different society. What could a play of this vintage teach us today? Plenty, as it turns out.”
Midtown Montgomery Living

“The risk Nora takes at the end of the play — a watershed moment on how women were portrayed on stage — shocked a patriarchal society who expected the stage to reinforce their standards. Fast forward to 2018 and the power of #MeToo and #TimesUp, and Nora’s heartbreakingly courageous decision reflects an understanding that sexual harassment comes in various guises and that there is still a lot to be done to galvanize gender equality.”
Theatre Montgomery

“‘It’s really the story of the unraveling of a marriage,’ said director Caroline Reddick Lawson. ‘It starts out with what seems to be a doll house perfect marriage. Two attractive young people married to each other. They have thee beautiful children. He’s just gotten a promotion to be a bank manager. Everything is happy. It’s Christmas Eve day. But then we start to see the cracks and the plot thickens. There’s everything from secrets that are revealed, blackmail, old friends who arise out of the blue.’”
Montgomery Advertiser

An interview with director Caroline Reddick Lawson:
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