Library news Youth theater group to present ‘Scenes of Metamorphoses’

First Posted: 7/11/2014

The Abington Community Library is pleased to host local theatre in our own “backyard” later this month.

Ghostlight Productions, the same local theatre group that produces Shakespeare in the Park at South Abington Park each year, is presenting “Underage Theatre: Scenes from Metamorphoses.” After a successful run of Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” at the beginning of the summer, Ghostlight Productions moved to “Scenes of Metamorphoses,” based on the “Myths of Ovid” and written by Mary Zimmerman. Rachel Luann Strayer is directing the production, and a dedicated group of young people have been rehearsing nearly every day outside the library.

Performances will be held Friday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m., Saturday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m. and Sunday, July 27 at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free, and attendees should bring blankets and chairs, as everything will be outdoors.

Remember, Summer Reading Programs for all ages continue at the library until Aug. 1. Keep reading, entering contests, and attending exciting events. Looking for ideas? Try one of these new mystery novels for adults available for checkout:

“Blacklist” by Jerry Ludwig: A Hollywood blacklist in 1959 is the setting for this murder mystery.

“Everything I Never Told You,” by Celeste Ng: A death in 1970s small-town Ohio forces members of a family to confront the secrets of their past.

“Hangman” by Stephan Talty: Homicide cop Abbie Kearney leads a manhunt for a runaway serial killer.

“The Murder Farm” by Andrea Maria Schenkel: Shifting points of view make this grisly story even more unsettling.

“Phantom Instinct” by Meg Gardiner: One year after tragedy strikes in a crowded L.A. club, Harper is determined to find out the truth of her boyfriend’s shocking death.

“That Night” by Chevy Stevens: How can Tori move on after finally being out of prison on parole? First, she must find out what really happened that night.

“The Quick” by Lauren Owen: This fantastical Gothic tale of Victorian England will both thrill and chill.

“Top Secret Twenty-One” by Janet Evanovich: The latest in Evanovich’s popular series finds Stephanie Plum on the hunt for used-car dealer Jimmy Poletti.

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