BOOKS ON STAGE is a series presented by Words…Alive! These three women are passionate about theatre and books. They perform four dynamic programs each year filled with drama, humor and insights. By taking books, essays, plays and other written works, they develop a memorable script that is then read and acted by them on stage, play reading style.
About Words . . . Alive!
Over ten years ago, Eunice Bernard and Carol Clarke met in a play reading class. They shared a mutual love for the written word and for the dramatic arts. Within a year, they formed Words…Alive! and began to create dynamic programs filled with drama, humor and insights. Eunice is a transplanted New Yorker with extensive experience in the performing arts. Carol, also a New Yorker, became a writer and an educator, while continuing her passion for acting in regional theatre. Dolly Workman is an actress with a wide range of roles in her credits and is presently Director of the Young Actor’s Workshops at The Delray Beach Playhouse. Since its inception, Words…Alive! has performed for over two hundred organizations, entertaining enthusiastic audiences all the way from West Palm to Miami Beach.
Theatre Arts Show 1 | WOMEN OF WIT:
Thurs. Dec. 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm
REMEMBERING ERMA BOMBECK, WENDY WASSERSTEIN AND NORA EPHRON
Bombeck, Wasserstein and Ephron speak for several generations of women who, during the last four decades of the 20th century, experienced both immense and rapid changes in cultural and social mores. Through journalism, essays, play scripts and screen plays, these writers, with incredible insights, sensibilities, and humor, documented the plight of ordinary women finding their way in an ever-changing landscape. Don’t miss this dynamic tribute to three amazing writers who will make you laugh, remember and rejoice.
Theatre Arts Show 2 | RUFFIAN MOTHERS:
Thurs. Feb. 5, 2015 at 2:00 pm
MEET LILLIAN CARTER, REBEKAH JOHNSON AND VIRIGINIA CLINTON
In an original play, the mothers of three presidents of the United States meet in the waiting room to heaven and reflect on the paths that led them all to the joy and anguish of life in the White House. The three women have in common their Southern roots and the resiliency and spirit to overcome all obstacles in lives marked by triumphs and tragedy. Through humor and remembrances, these three women of history bare their souls in a memorable drama.
Theatre Arts Show 3 | DANCING ON THE HEAD OF A PIN:
Thurs. Apr. 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm
THE ‘SENIOR’ DATING SCENE IN SOUTH FLORIDA DANCE HALLS
The ‘second time’ around is a common occurrence in South Florida where the golden years can involve loss and the need to start over. In this play, through stories and song you will meet ‘seniors’ grappling with the complexities of how to reinvent themselves when they find themselves single for the first time in 30, 40, or even 50 years. Amidst the music, laughter and dance in the ballrooms of South Florida many a romance has its beginnings. Join us to enjoy these heartwarming and hilarious encounters.
Theatre Arts Show 4 | MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS:
Thurs. May 28, 2015 at 2:00 pm
The relationship between mothers and daughters is unique: always complex, and forever fascinating. As is often said, we never out -grow the influence and impact of our mothers whether for good or bad. Or as Erma Bombeck complained, “Oh, lord, I have become my mother!” In varied and lively selections that range from Phyllis McGinley to Marge Piercy, from poetry to prose, all the many facets of this amazing relationship are explored. We will also invite audience members to share their favorite memory of ‘Mom!’
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