The Anoka County Library, in partnership with the Lyric Arts Theater, is offering a page and stage experience Sunday, April 22 beginning at noon at the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage.
Participants will take a closer look at the play “Over the Tavern,” which has been described by the Chicago Tribune as “a heartwarming drama with telling details.”
“Over the Tavern” is an uplifting drama, a beguiling family comedy and a touching depiction of 1959 Americana.
“I think anyone interested in the mechanics of bringing an author’s work from the page to the stage would be fascinated with this program,” said Anoka County Commissioner Dan Erhart.
“The Lyric Arts Theater is a wonderful resource for our community and we’re fortunate to partner with them to educate and entertain.”
This show contains adult language and mature themes and is open to ages 14 and older.
Registration is required and seating is limited. To reserve a spot, contact the Main Street Box Office at 763-433-2510 extension 101 and mention the Anoka County Library “Over the Tavern” page and stage program.
Participants must register by April 13 and are expected to take part in all aspects of the program, including pre-show and post-show discussions.
Once registered, participants will receive a copy of the script and a study guide to prepare for the pre-show discussion.
Cristopher Tibbetts will facilitate the discussion of the script, its characters, and “what to look for” in the performance.
Tibbetts is an actor, director, playwright, performance instructor and artistic director of Workhouse Theatre Company.
Participants will see the performance of “Over the Tavern” and then stay for a post-show discussion where the cast and director hold a question and answer session with the audience.
To register for this free event, call 763-433-2510, extension 101.
This event is funded with money from Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.
Lyric Arts Theater is located at 420 E. Main St. in Anoka.
For more information about Lyric Arts Theater, visit www.lyricarts.org.
For more information about this program and the Anoka County Library, visit www.anoka.lib.mn.us.