Upcoming Inside Two River Events
Inside Two River is a series of arts & humanities events—specially curated for each of our productions. Multiple events take place each month and most are free. Events include: book club discussions, craft nights, film screenings, social events, open rehearsals, poetry readings and more.
ADAPTING CYRANO FOR MODERN AUDIENCES
Thursday, Sep 12 | 7:00 PM | FREE
Actor Jason O’Connell (playing Cyrano) will discuss how he and co-adapter Brenda Withers injected a contemporary sensibility and playful irreverence into their streamlined take on Rostand’s classic play, all while staying true to the spirit of the original. Jason will discuss other famous stage and film adaptations of the story, and answer questions from attendees.
TEDXASBURY PARK SALON: CYRANO, PANACHE & NOSH
Thursday, Sep 19 | 7:00 PM | FREE
Panache (noun): the verve, the style, the grand gesture signifying the glory of quixotic commitment to ideals. Join Dean Ken Womack and Professor Lisa Dinella of Monmouth University, and Two River’s Literary Manager, Taylor Barfield for a series of TED Talks and conversations on Panache. Audience participation, nosh and beer tasting included.
BOOK CLUB: THE COMICAL HISTORY OF THE STATES AND EMPIRES OF THE WORLDS OF THE MOON AND SUN BY CYRANO DE BERGERAC
Monday, Sep 23 | 6:30 PM | FREE
Written in the mid-17th Century by the real-life Cyrano de Bergerac, The Comical History of the States and Empires of the Worlds of the Moon and Sun, follows a character named Cyrano as he attempts to reach the moon and contact the civilization living 238,900 miles away. In connection with Two River’s production of Cyrano, this book club will introduce readers to the work of the man that inspired numerous dramatic adaptations of his life. You can purchase the E-Book online using Google Books.
Saturday, Sep 28 | 3:00 PM | $10 per child
While parents and guardians attend the matinee of Cyrano, their children ages 6–11 will engage with professional Two River Teaching Artists—playing theater games and making crafts—as they explore themes inspired by the production.
To sign-up for Play Date, book your tickets to this performance. You will be prompted to add the supplementary event “Play Date” as you move through the check-out process.
Inside Two River is supported in part by the William T. Morris Foundation.