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Join us Friday, May 10th for NYC’s The Nora Salon featuring “Skin Hungry”!

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Our next gathering of NYC’s The Nora Salon is Friday, May 10th in Riverdale! We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation, and an informal reading of Erin Mallon’s full-length play: Skin Hungry.

hands reaching to touch

Ruth is a 74-year old woman.
Rowan is a 23-year-old man.
They’re in love.
And Ruth’s 43-year-old son is freaking the hell out.

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The Nora Salon: Skin Hungry

Friday, May 10th at 7pm
The Winston Churchill, 2500 Johnson Avenue, Riverdale, Bronx
hosted by Ettie Ward

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 apartment number and directions in a separate email when your reservation is confirmed.

Suggested donation: $10

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Nora’s Salon South: “Exposure” is April 30!

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The next gathering of our Alabama reading series, Nora’s Salon South, is Tuesday, April 30th.
We hope you’ll join us for a glass of wine, friendly conversation,
and an informal reading of Pauline David-Sax‘s play: Exposure.

In the early 1920s, loyalties are tested and secrets exposed as two women struggle to define themselves. Georgia gained notoriety as the subject of husband Alfred’s photographs and now fights to be taken seriously as a painter in her own right. Beck endures a lackluster job while waiting for her husband, aspiring photographer Paul, to achieve the financial success necessary to support a family. When Alfred and Georgia invite Beck and Paul to their lake house for a visit, Paul sees the trip as a chance to convince Alfred, now a successful gallery owner, to showcase his latest work, but Alfred is preoccupied with his own artistic pursuits. Beck attempts to advocate for Paul with both Alfred and Georgia, not realizing that her interference has the potential to undermine both Georgia’s career and her own marriage.

Loosely based on the lives of real life artists Georgia O’Keeffe, Alfred Stieglitz, Paul Strand, and Rebecca Strand, Exposure explores the complexities of gender, creativity, success, and loyalty.

Playwright Pauline David-Sax will be on hand for the reading and the talkback that follows. Nora’s Playhouse featured David-Sax’s Exposure at The Nora Salon in NYC in November 2017.

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Nora’s Salon South: Exposure
Tuesday, April 30th at 7pm
Garden District, Montgomery, AL
Gilmer Avenue between Felder Avenue and Frederick Avenue
hosted by Elizabeth Crump

SPACE IS LIMITED. RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED.
Please email us at reservations@norasplayhouse.org to add your name to the guest list. You will receive the exact street address when your reservation is confirmed.

Suggested donation: $10

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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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