Friday, January 29, 2010

Tony-Winning Director and Scranton Native Walter Bobbie Directs Limited Run "Venus in Fur" in NYC; EXTENDED THROUGH MARCH 28TH

Tony-winning director (Broadway revival of Chicago) and Scranton native Walter Bobbie is directing the limited run of David Ives's new play Venus in Fur at the Classic Stage Company in New York City. The play opened on January 13th and will run through February 21st.

For a previous blog entry on Walter Bobbie, click here.

UPDATED FEBRUARY 4, 2010 Due to popular demand, it has been announced the limited run of Venus is Fur has been extended for 2 weeks, which will now close March 7th. Click here for more information.

To purchase tickets for Venus in Fur, click here.

UPDATED FEBRUARY 18th It has been announced that, due to popular demand, the limited run of Venus in Fur has been extended YET AGAIN for an additional three weeks. It will now close on March 28th. The show is now the longest running show in the history of the Classic Stage Theater Company. Click here for more information.

To purchase tickets for Venus in Fur, click here.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Kingston Native Brad Gooch Nominated For National Book Critics Circle Award

The Reference Department would like to congratulate Kingston native Brad Gooch for his National Book Critics Circle nomination. His first work of nonfiction--the critically-acclaimed Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor--has been nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Biography.

To place a hold on Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor, click here.

For a previous entry on Brad Gooch, click here.

For a list of all National Book Critics Circle Award nominees, click here.

Congrats, Brad! We'll be rooting for you!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Wayne County Native Josh Fox's Documentary "Gasland" To Premiere This Month at Sundance

The film Gasland, a feature-length documentary written and directed by Wayne County native Josh Fox, will make its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday, January 24th and will be screened a total of five times at the festival.

Laura Legere's article "Gas Film to Light Up Sundance Festival" was a cover story in the January 2, 2010 issue of The Times-Tribune. The article may be purchased online and can also be viewed in the Reference Department at Albright Memorial Library.

From the Gasland Official website:

"When filmmaker Josh Fox discovers that Natural Gas drilling is coming to his area—the Catskillls/Poconos region of Upstate New York and Pennsylvania, he sets off on a 24 state journey to uncover the deep consequences of the United States’ natural gas drilling boom. What he uncovers is truly shocking—water that can be lit on fire right out of the sink, chronically ill residents of drilling areas from disparate locations in the US all with the same mysterious symptoms, huge pools of toxic waste that kill cattle and vegetation well blowouts and huge gas explosions consistently covered up by state and federal regulatory agencies. These are just a few of the many absurd and astonishing revelations of a new country called GASLAND."