Hello. Thank you for dropping by.

I write this, appropriately, on Veteran's Day. Because with two performances in November, I commemorate the 154th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address ... delivered at the dedication of this country's first national burial ground. Lincoln's words—the loss they acknowledged and the hopeful future he envisioned—have echoed through all the wars that followed.

In December, I'll offer four performances of two Holiday Programs—one, a premiere—in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Feel free to write if you've questions: ruedelarue@aol.com

 

* Sunday, November 12, 2:00 p.m.

Gettysburg: One Woman’s War

   By Elsie Singmaster

Florham Park Public Library

107 Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park, NJ 07932

RESERVATIONS/QUESTIONS:

            973-377-2694        http://florhamparklib.org/

 

* Sunday, November 19, 2:00 p.m.

Gettysburg: One Woman’s War

   By Elsie Singmaster

West Caldwell Public Library

30 Clinton Road, West Caldwell, NJ 07006

RESERVATIONS/QUESTIONS:

              973-226-5441        http://wcplnj.org/

 

* Wednesday, December 6, 6:30 p.m. [NOTE: NOT Dec. 16]

A Christmas Stocking (Their Dear Little Ghost, The Christmas Sing in Our Village, and The Gift of the Magi)

   By Elia W. Peattie, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, and O. Henry

Oliver Wolcott Library

160 South Street, Litchfield, CT 06759

RESERVATIONS/QUESTIONS:

              860-567-8030        http://www.owlibrary.org/

 

* Saturday, December 9, 2:00 p.m.

The Gift of the Magi and Dick Spindler’s Family Christmas

   By O. Henry and Bret Harte

Bethlehem Area Public Library

11 West Church Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018

RESERVATIONS/QUESTIONS:

              610-867-3761                http://www.bapl.org/ 

 

* Wednesday, December 13, 7:00 p.m.

The Gift of the Magi & Dick Spindler’s Family Christmas

   By O. Henry & Bret Harte

Allentown Public Library

1210 Hamilton Street, Allentown, PA 18102

RESERVATIONS/QUESTIONS:

              610-820-2400           http://www.allentownpl.org/

 

* Tuesday, December 19, 6 p.m.

A Christmas Stocking: Their Dear Little Ghost, The Christmas Sing in Our Village, & The Gift of the Magi

   By Elia W. Peattie, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, & O. Henry

Elmwood Park Public Library

210 Lee Street, Elmwood Park, NJ 07407

RESERVATIONS/QUESTIONS:

              201-796-8888         http://elmwoodpark.bccls.org/

 

Wishing you comfort and joy throughout this season of holidays and family.

MLR