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Weekly Rec: Illuminate the Darkness Premiers at Nyack Center, Children’s Shakespeare Theatre Presents King Lear, Sigouney Weaver Headlines ArtRock Gala

Illuminate the Darkness, Women of Color, Voices for Change

Rivertown Film welcomes Illuminate the DarknessWomen of Color, a unique film-based theatrical event, to The Nyack Center on Friday, March 8.

Illuminate the Darkness is a theatrical project started when Bea Conner-Pohl interviewed women of different races and ethnicities illustrating their plights, their tragedies and their achievements. It shows how they address the cultural inequities that affected them through their own unique ways of humor, common sense, heart and empowerment. It is interspersed with compelling historical theatrical re-enactment, visual interviews and audience participation. This event has also been invited to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival for August 2024 performances in Scotland. Tickets are on sale here!

Presented in collaboration with Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. Illuminate the Darkness, Women of Color, Voices of Change was partially funded with a grant from Humanities New York.

Tickets: $10 for members, $15 for non-members in advance – $20 at the door if seats are available, or $15 for members. Doors open at 7:30pm – Show begins at 8:00pm. Advance sale ticket buyers must be seated by 7:55 or your seats will be sold to a wait list. Please buy in advance and arrive no later than 7:55.

Children’s Shakespeare Theatre Presents King Lear

Children’s Shakespeare Theatre will present performances of the next production in its Season of Questioning Authority, King Lear. Presented by a cast of fifteen teenagers who hail from Rockland, Westchester and Bergen counties, this production will perform at Palisades Presbyterian Church, Friday and Saturday evenings (March 8, 9, 15 & 16) at 7pm.

Tickets and more information about the play and the company are available at The Palisades Presbyterian Church is located at 117
Washington Springs Road in Palisades, NY.

Sigourney Weaver Headlines ArtRock Gala

ArtsRock welcomes Celebrity Guest Sigorney Weaver to their 2024 Gala on Saturday April 6th at 7pm at the First Reformed Church of Nyack, 18 South Broadway.

The Golden Globe and Grammy winning, Oscar and Tony nominated actress rose to fame starring as Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott’s science fiction film Alien (1979). She reprised her role in James Cameron’s Aliens (1986), for which she received her first Academy Award nomination and again in Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997). The character is regarded as a significant female protagonist in cinema history. She reunited with Cameron in Avatar (2009) and Avatar: The Way of Water (2022), two of the highest-grossing films of all time. She also played Dana Barrett in the Ghostbusters films. In 1988, Weaver received Academy Award nominations as well as Golden Globe Awards for her roles in Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl. She won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album as narrator of the book Earth (The Book) in 2010.

Buy tickets today, March 1 for special early bird rates at

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