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Kepler's Arts and Lectures Classes for Writers In Partnership With Playwriting Workshop with Carol Wolf Saturday, February 23rd 10:00 a.m. - noon AND Sunday, February 24th 1-4pm Have you ever wanted to write a play? This 2-part workshop is designed to teach beginning, and some intermediate and advanced, playwriting techniques through intense lecture, demonstration, experimentation and discussion. Students will test their beginning playwriting techniques by writing a 3-5 page play between sessions. In the second session on Sunday, we will do staged readings of the plays, and use them as the starting point to discuss intermediate and advanced playwriting techniques. At the conclusion of the workshop, students will be prepared to write additional, longer plays that are producible and will work in the theater. They will have a skill set for trouble-shooting their work, and a series of techniques they can depend on to seize and sustain the audience's attention. In addition, students will have a new insight into how plays work, when they are working, and what to look for when they are not, in their own plays as well as others', and by extension, films, television, books and other storytelling media as well. Instructor Bio: Carol Wolf is an award-winning playwright and drama instructor. She earned a degree in history at Mills College and an MFA in Drama-Playwriting at Rutgers University. Her life in the theater resulted in about 30 productions of her plays on five continents. She has also written scripts for video games, produced two movies, and has a black belt in Iaido $99 for both classes Tickets are available now at Brown Paper Tickets Online or by calling 800-838-3006
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Sunday, February 24, 2:00 p.m. The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes This intense novel follows Tony Webster, a middle-aged man, as he contends with a past he never thought much about—until his closest childhood friends return with a vengeance: one of them from the grave, another maddeningly present. Tony thought he left this all behind as he built a life for himself, and his career has provided him with a secure retirement and an amicable relationship with his ex-wife and daughter, who now has a family of her own. But when he is presented with a mysterious legacy, he is forced to revise his estimation of his own nature and place in the world.