Dreamcatcher Bring “The Neighborhood” To Livingston Library

The final Centennial Concert at Livingston Public Library will feature Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre in a concert reading of their original musical, “The Neighborhood” set for Sun., Dec. 11, at 3 pm.

Dreamcatcher is a non-profit professional ensemble of actors based in Summit. The production, with book and lyrics by Artistic Director Laura Ekstrand and music by Joseph Zawila, was created from the stories of Dreamcatcher’s Resident Acting Company, and takes a loving and sometimes hilarious look at the way we live among the people around us who are not quite strangers, but also not quite friends.

This frank and funny collection of vignettes monologues and songs will strike a chord with everyone who has wondered how much we really know about our neighbors, and how much we really want to know about them. These are the people we see every day on the train while commuting to work, the people next door whose dog drives us crazy, the people we wave at from a distance, and the people who cross the line from neighbor to friend by allowing us into their lives when it matters most.

The play was first produced in 2012, and the Dreamcatcher company has been praised often for the ensemble nature of their work. Dreamcatcher’s production of “The Neighborhood” features Resident Acting Company members Laura Ekstrand of Livingston, Clark Carmichael and Harry Patrick Christian, both from Montclair, Scott McGowan of Maplewood, Jason Szamreta of Rahway and Harriett Trangucci of Summit. Also appearing are Angela Della Ventura of Watchung and Stephanie Windland from New York.

Enjoy this delightful afternoon, generously funded by the Friends of the Library Think Theater Series. It is free of charge and no reservations are necessary.

Livingston Public Library is handicapped accessible. Call 973-992- 4600 for more information.

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