220 Walnut Ave
Cranford, NJ 07016
The Theater Project will present a reading The Last Ten Years, a new play by Joseph Vitale. The Last Ten Years charts the final decade in the marriage of Doug and Pam Hernshaw. Through a series of vignettes, the play tells the story of a marriage from its hopeful early days, through estrangement, to eventual separation and divorce. In The Last Ten Years, we meet a bright, attractive couple who are good people, but not good together. Joseph Vitale, a semi-finalist at the 2012 Eugene O’Neill Theater/National Playwrights Conference, is the author of a number of plays, including Murrow, which was performed Off-Off Broadway in May 2016 at the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble in New York, and in September 2016 as part of the ACANSA Arts Festival in Little Rock. In October 2016, his one-act play, Ledges, was part of the 2016 North Park Playwrights Festival in San Diego. He is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Theater Project Playwrights Workshop. Following the play reading, the audience will have the opportunity to discuss the play with Mr. Vitale. The Theater Project, headquartered at the Burgdorff Cultural Center in Maplewood, is an acclaimed professional theater group and the winner of two New Jersey Tony Awards. Admission is free and all are welcome. The program is sponsored by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.