Marlborough Arts Center’s 4th Friday @ the Arts Café on Friday April 27 is hosting a really special evening of short plays by the well-known playwright and poet Melanie Greenhouse. She has chosen four short plays from her book “Read My Shorts” (available on Amazon.com) to perform at MAC. These are titled “GPS”, “Sky Diver”, “Bald Eagle” and “Cats in the Early Morning Kitchen” acted by Michael Vernon Davis, Priscilla Moore, Nathan Rumney, and Suzanne McCormack. There will also be music between the acts and during intermission by Horizon Blue, an acoustic Americana musical group, featuring Monique Hill, Peter Hill, Mark Annulli, and Rich Johnson on a variety of stringed instruments backing both their original and other well-known songs.
Melanie Greenhouse’s plays are funny, with brilliant plot twists that lead the audience to see life from a new lens. This multi-talented woman now lives in Columbia, CT but has been part of the literary scene in Noank for three decades, the place that inspired her full-length plays “Point of Land” and “The Duchess of Noank. Melanie also guided the popular literary series, The Arts Café-Mystic, through its first decade. Since 2008 she has developed “Gray Dawn Breaking”, a program that uses poetry to enhance memory and cognition in older adults.
This 4th Friday will be a scintillating and thought provoking evening enlivened by many laughs. The Marlborough Arts Center is located at 231 North Main Street in Marlborough, CT and is housed in an historic building that has ample parking and is fully accessible. Admission is $10 per person. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. with the performance to begin at 7:30 p.m. BYOWine. Other refreshments are available. For details about other art exhibits, classes, rentals of the Art Gallery, etc. check the website at www.marlborougharts.org or leave a message at telephone (860) 295-9389 and a member of the Board of Directors will return your call.