|Talking to Westfield--A dramatic reading|
|Thursday November 29, 2012|
|7:00 PM to 8:30 PM|
Talking to Westfield takes place in the Westfield Museum, where Trevor's father has taken him on a trip to celebrate his birthday and prepare for an impending history presentation. With Trevor's father pulled between the needs of his son and the demands of an exacting emplyer, Trevor sets out on his own into the living history area of the musuem, and finds himself thrust into the past, where--along with Westfield's most famous historical figures--he makes history himself.
Playwright EM Lewis is no stranger to acclaim: she came to the Garden State in 2010 as the recipient of the prestigious Hodder Fellowship in playwriting at Princeton University, after being awarded the 2008 Primus Prize for her drama, Heads, and the 2009 Teinberg/ATCA New Play Award for her play, Song of Extinction.
Talking to Westfield is the inaugual production of Liberty Live! a new producing partnership between Premier Stages at Kean University and the Liberty Hall Museum. Liberty Live! is the exciting culmination of Premier Stages Play Festival, which fosters and celbrates the work of emerging area playwrights. Once a year, Premiere Stages commissions a brand new, one-act script, exploring the history of a particular New Jersey city or township from one lucky New Jersey playwright; this year's production focuses on Westfield. The show is directed by John Wooten, producing artistic director of Premiere Stages.