FINAL 2 PERFORMANCES OF “RIVA BESIDE ME”
Manzanita and Newport
The final two performances of the Staged Reading of “Riva Beside Me,” based on the novel by Carla Perry, will be held this summer.
Saturday, July 19, 7 to 9 p.m. in Manzanita, sponsored by the Hoffman Center. Free admission, but a suggested donation of $10 gratefully appreciated. The Hoffman Center is located across from the Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.
Saturday , August 9, 3 to 5 p.m. in the Courtyard of Cafe Mundo in the Nye Beach area of Newport, 209 NW Coast Street. Free admission, but donations are gratefully appreciated.
The staged reading script was excerpted from the book, “Riva Beside Me: New York City 1963-1966,” and narrowed down to focus on just four of the characters. The cast includes SARAH GAYLE as “Riva,” HOVEY GROSVENOR as “Richard,” KE EDMISTEN as “The Mother,” and WAYNE PLOURDE as “The Narrator.” Author CARLA PERRY will be on hand to introduce the show and answer questions afterward.
The book is based on real life, growing up in Manhattan in a dysfunctional family. But the story is one of transition and hope, where humor and love prevail. The story makes it obvious that angels walk among us.
Staged readings have already been performed to standing-room-only crowds in Toledo, Portland, Yachats, the Canyon Way Bookstore in Newport and the Newport Visual Arts Center.
Book reader comment:
“After experiencing the staged reading at Canyon Way, I bought a copy of “Riva Beside Me,” and have just finished it. I was swept away by the subtle details and enormous visual context gained by reading the novel in its entirety. It was obviously an extraordinary experience for the audience, for the four actors, and indeed for my friends who came with me. I am thrilled to see that you have scheduled additional readings.”
Barbara Gast, Summit.
NOTE: No additional performances of the staged readings are being scheduled. Response has been so enthusiastic that a full screenplay script of the book is being developed, which expands the cast to include all the major characters.
Paperback copies of “Riva Beside Me” will be available for sale and autographing at the Hoffman Center and at Cafe Mundo. The book is also available at Powell’s Books in Portland, SolaLuna Gallery in Toledo, and in Newport at Canyon Way Books, Nye Beach Bookhouse, Things Rich and Strange in Nye Beach, and at the Toledo and Newport public libraries. E-Books are available through Amazon, KOBO, Barnes and Noble, and Apple iTunes.
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