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New Vintage Ensemble presents thoughtful comedy ‘The Fourth Wall’ in Honesdale July 9-10

New Vintage Ensemble presents thoughtful comedy ‘The Fourth Wall’ in Honesdale July 9-10
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From a press release:

Known for their distinctive style and award-winning productions, the New Vintage Ensemble is proud to announce two theatrical productions presented in partnership with The Cooperage Project in Honesdale. The 2016 season will include “The Fourth Wall” by A. R Gurney and “The Complete Works of William Shakespeare Abridged” by Adam Long, Daniel Singer, and Jess Winfield.

“The Fourth Wall” will be performed Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 10 at 3 p.m. at The Cooperage (1030 Main St., Honesdale). All performances are being presented free, with donations collected at the door. Reservations are appreciated and can be made by contacting The Cooperage Project at or 570-253-2020.

“The Fourth Wall” focuses on the unique dilemma of its central character, Peggy. Peggy (played by New Vintage Ensemble member Sarah Regan) usually has taste that would make any New Yorker proud; however, she is suddenly overcome with a sense of disconnectedness and, in searching for connection, she drastically redecorates her living room to resemble that of a stage set. In “The Fourth Wall,” Gurney uses his humor and wit to work out his own love affair with theatre. In our own search for connection, he reminds us that we need to look within and connect with ourselves first before connecting with the outside world – what our heart wants versus what the head tells us is practical.

The show also stars Sam Falbo, Maggie O’Brien, and Tim McDermott. Kimmie Leff, director of this production, has been a member of the New Vintage Ensemble since its inception in 2013 and has performed in such NVE projects as “Pride & Prejudice,” “RXV,” and “Hamlet” and directed the dark holiday-themed comedy “The Eight: Reindeer Monologues.”

Founded in 2013, the New Vintage Ensemble is a collective of actors from Northeastern Pennsylvania dedicated to producing innovative and interactive theater while helping the art community of the Scranton region thrive. Their distinctive style and passion for engaging audiences has resulted in award-winning and internationally-recognized productions, as well as regional premieres of original works.

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The Cooperage is operated by The Cooperage Project, a nonprofit organization whose objective is to cultivate social awareness and foster civic engagement in Honesdale through a wide range of activities and events in order to build a strong and vibrant community.

To learn more about the New Vintage Ensemble and its partnership with The Cooperage Project, listen to Episode 60 of the NEPA Scene Podcast with NVE members Conor O’Brien and Simone Daniel: