A free night at the theater! A free date night! With youth middle school and above it’s a free family night! A great way to Celebrate Women’s History Month! Whatever you call it, just be sure to see Kres Mersky’s new one-woman-play Isadora Duncan: a Unique Recital coming soon to Altadena Library.
Some of you may remember the actress/playwright for her superb one woman show, A. Einstein hosted by the library a few years ago. Suffice it to say she was terrific! Much in demand throughout the West Coast and Canada, tickets to her performances generally run $20 but you can see her new show for free on Friday, March 15 at 7:00 p.m. in the Altadena Library Community Room.
This production, celebrating the life of one of the most flamboyant and creative women of the 20th century, is adapted from Isadora’s own writings and provides a multi-dimensional portrait of a woman whose views on the arts, education, and women’s rights continue to inspire many today. A review in the “Los Angeles Times” called Ms. Mersky’s portrayal “Pure poetry…an excellent performance.” Another review called her portrayal “absolutely memorable…nuanced, touching, humorous and engaging.”
Kres says she is “thrilled to return to my wonderful home town of Altadena and to Altadena Library, that special place I will always love and revere.” An actress and writer of enormous range, humor and sensitivity, her full-length plays have had productions in New York and Los Angeles. She has appeared regularly on the stage and in numerous films and television shows and has been nominated by The Mark Taper Forum for The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize in playwriting.
This free approximately one-hour performance is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Altadena Library and Poets & Writers, Inc. and directed by Paul Gersten. Following the event there will be a Question & Answer session with the star and author. Seating for this program is on a first come, first served basis. The main Altadena Library is located at 600 East Mariposa Street, Altadena, CA 91001. For more information please call 626-798-0833 or visit the library on the web at http://www.altadenalibrary.org.