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James Joyce's 'Dubliners' to Be Performed at Sarah Lawrence College December 12, 13, 14 PDF Print Email
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Dec. 4, 2013:  An original theatrical adaptation of James Joyce's Dubliners will be performed on December 12, 13, and 14 at 7:00 pm in the Suzanne Werner Wright Theatre at Sarah Lawrence College. There is no charge, but tickets are limited. Please call 914-395-2412 or email CLOAKING . for reservations. 

The brainchild of Sarah Plotkin '14, the concept of exploring the Joyce text in a theatrical way was born in a course President Karen Lawrence, a Joycean scholar, teaches at the college.

Plotkin took the course Who's Afraid of James Joyce in her sophomore year. "Karen showed me a different way of looking at Joyce, a way that allowed us to study and discuss the characters without judging or condemning them," she said. "She also encouraged the class to apply our study of Joyce to our other interests."

During her junior year abroad, Plotkin mentally refined the concept of adapting the work. When she returned to campus this year, her studies included a theater course in which she constructed an outline of events she wanted to include, along with blocks of text she thought would work well in a show, and pulled together an ensemble she directs.

The professor lent her time to the production. In October, President Lawrence attended a rehearsal and led a discussion with the cast, giving some background on Dubliners and Joyce's life. "Karen has been very helpful in our process of understanding the text as an ensemble," said Plotkin. "Her passion for the book was contagious."

Created collaboratively by the ensemble over nine weeks, the unusually long rehearsal period allowed the group to incorporate movement, music, improvisation, and puppetry into the production--part of the theater department's mainstage fall season. Using the book's text as a structure for the show, Plotkin explained, the ensemble experimented to create an original production.

In Dubliners, fifteen stories unfold in a parade of moments as the characters share their memories, nightmares, and dreams. "It is an event of struggle and epiphany," explained Plotkin. "The characters are trapped in a metaphorical cycle of struggle and realization, never actually leading to action."

Pictured here:  Members of the cast of Dubliners in rehearsal.

Photo courtesy Judith Schwartzstein, Director of Public Affairs, Sarah Lawrence College

Photo by N. Bower


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Art Restoration and Framing

Fine Arts Gallery of Bronxville

The Fine Arts Gallery is a beautiful gallery in the heart of our village. It sells original art and specializes in local artists from Bronxville past and present. It provides high end custom framing, art consulting, restoration and appraisals. Appointments are available upon request. It also sells the Historical Conservancy Journals which include a history of the village as well as the artists who have lived here and are presenting living here ($20/copy).

The gallery is open Wednesday - Saturday 9am - 5pm (Closed Sunday, Monday and Tuesday)

99B Pondfield Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Noel Fine Arts

Framing and vintage watch sale 15% off through January 31st, 2012.  Bring in your damaged art work for a free consultation for an appraisal or a restoration.  Bring in your vintage watch for a free evaluation on it's value or to have it repaired.  We do trades - trade in your old watch for a newer one or another model.

33 Terrace Place
Corner of Garfield & Terrace
Tuckahoe, New York
914-337-4050 - Wed - Sat 10am - 5pm or appointment

Objects & Images Fine Arts

44 Pondfield Road, Suite 12
Bronxville, New York 10708

The O'Silas Gallery at Concordia College

171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
Sarah Underhill, Director of Programs and Community Relations
914-337-9020 x2173

Books & Culture

Bronxville Public Library

The Bronxville Public Library traces its origins back to 1875, when it was a small lending library housed in a room attached to the "Bronxville Model School." The Library was officially chartered in 1906 and moved into the Village Hall Building. The needs of the library grew with the town and, in 1942, a new standalone building was erected, which is where the Library is today. Over the years, the Library was renovated and expanded to meet the needs of the community.

The Library has wonderful resources for adults and children and offers a comfortable and relaxing environment. The Library also houses a fine art collection, consisting principally of Bronxville painters and sculptors.

The Library offers special events, art exhibitions, and programs for adults, young adults and children. The schedule of events for adults and young adults is posted at

All events are open to the public, unless otherwise indicated.
The Bronxville Public Library
201 Pondfield Road (Midland Avenue & Pondfield Road)

Gabriella Radujko, Director

Bronxville Public Library | 914 337 9462 | |

Concordia College

Concordia College offers “a myriad of cultural offerings for the entire family.” They are particularly well known for the Concordia Conservatory, which is “dedicated to nurturing the creativity of all students - - whether pre-schoolers, beginners in music or aspiring professionals.” They offer private instruction and encourage students to play in ensembles. They also offer community musical programs and summer camps. Concordia also offers many cultural programs and events throughout the year.

For more information about upcoming events, contact Sheryl Donner, Director of Community Relations.

Kathleen Suss, Director of Concordia Conservatory Sarah Underhill, Director of Programs and Community Relations, OSilas Gallery

Concordia College
171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, New York 10708

Sarah Lawrence College

In addition to offering courses in the arts for college age students as well as adults, Sarah Lawrence has numerous events open to the public including lectures, art exhibits, concerts and dance performances.

For more information, go to

Sarah Lawrence College
1 Mead Way
Bronxville, New York 10708


Womrath is a located in the heart of Bronxville village. In addition to selling books, the store also holds readings both at the store and elsewhere in the community, such as at the Library.

Music Schools


Ballet Arts-The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester

Established in 1977, Ballet Arts-The Performing Arts Center of Southern Westchester offers a complete program of Performing Arts education for all ages. 28 teachers conduct over 60 classes per week including Ballet with piano accompaniment, Jazz, Ballroom, Tap, Irish Step, Lyrical Dance and Hip-Hop. New this spring is Creative Movement and Story Time Dance for 2 and 3 year old boys and girls. Fitness classes include Zumba, Pilates & personal training. Classes are available for students ages 2 to Adult in every skill level. Private Dance, Voice & Instrument Lessons at our studio or in your home are available by appointment. Seasonal and Summer Performing Arts Camps.

Themed Birthday Parties-Children and parents enjoy play dance and music with our staff-you have fun and we'll clean up.

Centre Stage is our on site Dance, Gymnastics, Ice Skating and Fitness Apparel and Accessories Boutique. Specialty Dance footwear, Unique Costumes, Gifts and Collectables.
Sheran Daniele, Founder & Artistic Director.
504 Fifth Avenue, Pelham
914 738 8300

Crestwood Music Education Center

Crestwood Music Education Center, founded in 1987, has established itself as one of the most reputable and premier music schools in Westchester County with well over 800 students studying piano, guitar voice, Suzuki and much more. Their philosophy is to create a very positive, stimulating environment that gives each student the chance for creative self-expression. They believe in the importance of having a world-class faculty with extensive education as well as the teaching and performing experience that can only found in America's finest music schools.

453 White Plains Road
Eastchester, New York 10709


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