HIgh Tor, the 1937 Broadway play about quarrying the Palisades along the lower Hudson, will be topic for the next Hudson River Quadricentennial book discussion at the Nyack Library on Monday May 12 at 7p.
Playwright Maxwell Anderson lived on South Mountain Road in New City and is credited with galvanizing the successful movement to save the mountain from excavation. High Tor won a New York Drama Critics Circle Award for the best American play of the 1936’€“1937 season. In 1956, a musical television adaption for CBS featured Bing Crosby and Julie Andrews in her American television debut.
Copies of High Tor are available to check out at the reference desk in the library. There will also be a a staged reading of High Tor at Riverspace on Sunday June 7th.
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Check out a full list of the Library’s Quad events online at: http://nyacklibrary.org/quadprograms. Quad events in Nyack and the vicinity are online at: http://nyackhistory.org/quad400.htm