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The Nora Salon: “Waiting” is Friday, March 29th in NYC!

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Our next gathering of The Nora Salon is Friday, March 29th in NoMad, Manhattan! We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of Donna Kaz’s full-length play with music: Waiting.

A parody of Broadway and the New York City restaurant business, Waiting begins as Lucy, a young actress from a small Midwestern town, steps off the bus in Times Square ready to pursue her dream of being an actress. She immediately lands her first job on Broadway–waiting on tables in a restaurant. All of the waiters at The Great White Café are actors, too, each one desperate to land a job in the theatre, yet unconsciously addicted to the performative aspects of waiting on tables. Who needs a part in a play when you have a job at which you “perform” with energy and speed combined with sincerity and pathos? To make matters worse, the Café’s manager, Howard, is a sexist bully who despises artists and does everything he can to make sure his team never escape into a world where actors earn respect. Waiting is set during a not-so-long-ago-era when women had to buck up to being harassed or lose their jobs and asks the question: Can actors who are New York City waiters ever play any other part?

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The Nora Salon: Waiting
Friday, March 29th at 7pm
East 29th Street, NoMad, Manhattan
hosted by Rebecca Lovett

SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org to add your name to the guest list. You’ll receive the exact address and directions in a separate email when your reservation is confirmed.

Suggested donation: $10

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Nora’s Salon South: “Rehearsing Desire” is Monday, February 25th in Montgomery, AL!

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Our next gathering of Nora’s Salon South in Montgomery, Alabama is Monday, February 25th!

We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of Rehearsing Desire by friend of Nora’s, Suzanne Trauth (Francoise, La Fonda).

An American in . . . Kiev? It’s the summer of 1991, and Charlotte Cranford is the first American–and first woman–director at the Kiev Theatre Company. She’s been sent by her university on a cultural exchange to oversee a production of Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. The play’s passions boil over into a real-life love triangle as the streets outside the theatre erupt in violence, leading to Ukrainian Independence. Love, loyalty, commitment, courage, art and Soviet intrigue challenge the old cliche that the show must go on.

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Nora’s Salon South: Rehearsing Desire
Monday, February 25th at 7pm
Bankhead Avenue, Old Cloverdale, Montgomery, AL
hosted by Susan Samuel

SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org to add your name to the guest list. You’ll receive the exact address and directions in a separate email when your reservation is confirmed.

Suggested donation: $10

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The Nora Salon: “Great White” is Friday, January 11th in NYC!

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Our next gathering of NYC’s The Nora Salon is Friday, January 11th! It’s year three of The Nora Salon (!!) and we hope you’ll join us in Brooklyn for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of Deborah Yarchun’s full-length play: Great White.

girl walking on the beach

Fourteen-year-old Brooke is in trouble. Her sixteen-year-old sister, Ivy, is manic and increasingly violent, and their mother, Gail, refuses to acknowledge the danger. As Brooke struggles to hold her family together, she copes by tracking a great white shark. This leads her to Luis, a troubled fifteen-year-old boy intent on swimming out to meet the shark in the ocean. As their friendship deepens, Brooke becomes increasingly aware of the shark drawing closer in her own life: that her sister, in a manic fit, might kill her. Set in present-day southern Florida, between coastal floods, Great White is a coming-of-age drama that explores unremitting love for family, and the consequences of inaction.

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The Nora Salon: Great White
Friday, January 11th at 7pm
Pacific Street and Henry Street, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn
hosted by Franklin Stone

SPACE IS EXTREMELY LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org to add your name to the guest list. You’ll receive the exact address and directions in a separate email when your reservation is confirmed.

Suggested donation: $10

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