Saturday, September 29, 2007

Caldwell, N.J. "Big Read" Event

From the Star-Ledger:

Actors bring a literary classic to life in Caldwell
'Age of Innocence' reading at high school
Friday, September 21, 2007
Star-Ledger Staff

A spellbound audience listened to the conversation between the illicit lovers -- there was anticipation, an argument, a stolen kiss, and finally tears.

The audience was made up of English students from James Caldwell High School and Mount Saint Dominic Academy and the lovers were really professional actors who had volunteered their time to bring the Edith Wharton classic "The Age of Innocence" to life.

Alysia Reiner and David Alan Basche, a married couple with film and Broadway experience, took to the stage Wednesday at Caldwell High School to read aloud Chapter 29 of the Pulitzer-prize winning novel, the scene where Newland Archer meets his wife's cousin Madame Olenska at the train station.

In the novel, Archer is married, but in love with his wife's cousin. [more at the link]

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