English Country Dance

KEENE — On Friday evening, June 14, at 7:30 p.m. the Keene Arts building will host an English Country Dance led by caller Wendy Gilchrist from Plattsburgh, New York.
The catalyst for the dance is the upcoming production of the new musical “Pride & Prejudice,” by the local team of Kathleen Recchia and Sam Balzac. For Recchia, the adaptation process has been a long-time labor of love. Her son Sam is learning to like the text and loving the music process.
The duo teamed up previously to produce “Road to Dannemora,” for The Book & Blanket Players Summer Youth Theatre Workshop/Performance.
This year the week-long theatre camp will provide even more challenges as students work to get their mind and their mouths around Jane Austen’s style of dialogue of the early 1800’s. It is especially apropos as Austen devotees celebrate the novel’s 200th year in publication.
The English Country dance is free but donations will be accepted to help defray production costs of the musical which will be performed on Aug. 10 at 7 p.m. and Aug. 11 at 3 p.m. at Keene Central School.
For more information about the dance, the play reading, or the upcoming musical contact Kathy Recchia at 946-8323 or e-mail bookinnjay@aol.com.


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