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The Nora Salon: “Simple Gifts” is in NYC on January 19th!

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Our next gathering of The Nora Salon is the afternoon of Sunday, January 19th on Manhattan’s Upper West Side! We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of Evangelia Costantakos Kingsley’s two-act play, Simple Gifts.

In Hancock, Indiana, octogenarian ex-Metropolitan Opera diva and retired singing teacher, Elena Maxwell, is at the end of her life. Her much younger partner, Jean Lee, executive director of the Archives of Traditional Music at Hancock University, may beat her to the finish line. A young singer, Kirsten Mintow, needs guidance at the beginning of her musical career. The history of a nearby Shaker village breaks through the fabric of 1994. Simple Shaker song melds with sumptuous classical music, including the Shaker-infused music of Aaron Copland, as the play explores the theme of extinction and asks, “What makes life worth living?”

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The Nora Salon: Simple Gifts
Sunday, January 19th at 4pm
at West 92nd Street & Columbus Avenue, Upper West Side, Manhattan
hosted by
Simone Bloch

SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org with the subject “RSVP for The Nora Salon: Simple Gifts on 1/19” 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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Salon South featuring Annie Ramsey’s “From Warren to Lair and Back” is January 6th!

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Our next gathering of Salon South is Monday, January 6th! We hope you’ll join us in Montgomery, Alabama for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of Annie Ramsey’s play, From Warren to Lair and Back.

Montgomery’s own Annie Ramsey will be on hand for the reading and the talkback that follows!

On the edge of a fairytale-esque world sits the village of Warren, an old place permitted to exist on the whims of an ancient horror on the promise of their participation in a grizzly ritual. Four children must make their way to the far off village of Lair, and one is not to return unchanged. It now falls to their fellow villagers, and the audience members, to suss out the events of a single night in the woods.

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Nora’s Salon South: From Warren to Lair and Back
Monday, January 6th at 7pm
461 South Court Street, Montgomery, AL
hosted by Mission House

SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Email reservations@norasplayhouse.org with the subject “RSVP for Salon South: From Warren to Lair and Back on 1/6” to add your name to the guest list.

Suggested donation: $10

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The Nora Salon: “The Once And Future Casey Colman” is in NYC on November 15th!

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Our next gathering of The Nora Salon is Friday, November 15th in Manhattan! We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of Jacqueline Bircher’s The Once And Future Casey Colman.

Crystal Plains, Kansas is a town filled with psychics. Maybe. No one’s exactly sure, but there’s definitely something weird going on. When 17-year-old Casey weasels her way into a seminar hosted by her psychic podcasting hero Miss Angela, she’s sure that her mysterious dreams are just beginning. But, when a cat begins slinking around town predicting untimely deaths, Casey must confront the possibility that maybe her dream come true isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

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The Nora Salon: The Once And Future Casey Colman
Friday, November 15th at 7pm
on West 54th Street (between 9th/10th)
hosted by Emily J. Richard and
Rosalind Zavras

SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org with the subject “RSVP for The Nora Salon: Casey Colman on 11/15” 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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