- What: Laughs! Suspense! Dozens of Characters! Innovative Staging! All this and more will be discussed at the Little Theatre of Manchester’s upcoming Lunchtime Lecture about the theatre company’s next production, The 39 Steps. Join local writer and theater historian David Garnes and members of the The 39 Steps team for an interactive talk about the show, which is an adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock’s early spy thriller film.
- When: Wednesday, August 2, 2017, Noon to 1:00 PM
- Where: Cheney Hall, 177 Hartford Rd, Manchester, CT
- Cost: Free and Open to the Public; Guests are invited to bring a lunch. Coffee and tea will be available.
For more than three seasons, David Garnes has led Little Theatre’s Lunchtime Lecture Series. He is the author of three books: Waitin’ for the Train to Come In: A Novel of World War II; a book of memoir essays, From My Life: Travels and Adventures; and After the War Was Over: Poems of an American Childhood. His essays have appeared in many publications, including America in WWII, The Isherwood Century, Telling Tales Out Of School, Latin Lovers, Stories From The Other Side, Chicken Soup For the Volunteer’s Soul, Liberating Minds, When A Lifemate Dies, A Loving Testimony, Mourning Our Mothers, and various newspapers and academic reference books. Garnes’ forthcoming books are Back to Manhattan: A Life in New York and Morningside Drive, a spin-off to his World War II novel.
Little Theatre’s Lunchtime Lecture Series is offered the week before the opening night of each production. These popular conversations offer an opportunity to learn about the upcoming shows, providing background information about the play or musical, its production history and the playwright and other artists. These discussions are informal lecture-style with the opportunity to ask questions following the chat. Lunchtime Lectures are free of charge and need no reservations or tickets.