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Monday, July 16, 2018

Theater Review: CKP ‘Eyes’ challenging material

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by PAUL WILLISTEIN in Focus

The Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP), noted for antic productions of orginal comedies, is presenting the world premiere of a serious drama, “A Softening Of Her Eyes,” written and directed by CKP co-founder Ara Barlieb.

The two-act play, featuring many of the CKP stable of players, continues at 8 p.m. June 15, 16 and 2 p.m. June 17 on the main stage of the Charles A. Brown IceHouse, Bethlehem.

Theater Review: ‘Yankee Doodle’ grand at Pines

Thursday, June 14, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

What’s not to like about the Pines Dinner Theatre’s latest offering, “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” when you have music and lyrics by the great George M. Cohan?

Pines Co-producer Oliver Blatt, who also wrote the book for the musical, has woven into the storyline of Cohan’s life many recognizable tunes, such as “45 Minutes to Broadway,” “Give my Regards to Broadway” and “It’s a Grand Old Flag.”

8 DAYS A WEEK:

Friday, June 8, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Real-life drama: Crowded Kitchen Players (CKP) presents the world premiere of “A Softening of Her Eyes,” opening June 8, Charles A. Brown IceHouse, Behlehem. The play, written and directed by CKP co-founder Ara Barlieb, is based on the true story. A black man on trial tells his story on a radio show. Will Alexander, above left, plays the lead, Emmanuel Thorogood Morris. Trish Cipoletti, above right, plays Leslie Grant, the radio show host. Tickets: The Charles A. Brown IceHouse box office, Sand Island, 56 River St., Bethlehem; ckplayers.com; ckplayers@outlook.com; 610-395-7176

From ‘Harry Potter’ role to ‘King Richard II’ at PSF

Friday, June 8, 2018 by KATHY LAUER-WILLIAMS in Focus

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF) is known for bringing big-name film and Broadway stars to perform in its renowned festival at DeSales University in Center Valley. And the 27th summer season promises to be no exception.

An actor best-known for his role in the “Harry Potter” film series will join actors who have been seen on Broadway, the West End, opera and in film and television, to perform in six different plays through Aug. 5.

Feichtel:

Friday, June 8, 2018 by The Press in Focus

John and Ann Feichtel, of Northampton, celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary May 8.

Ann is the daughter of the late John and Mary Marakovits, who had resided in Northampton.

John is the son of the late Frank and Theresia Feichtel, who had resided in Whitehall.

The couple was married May 8, 1948, in the former Our Lady of Hungary Church, Northampton, by the Rev. Sherf.

Lehigh Valley Stage: Summer Theater

Friday, June 8, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival

Labuda Center for the Performing Arts, DeSales University, Center Valley.

Tickets: pashakespeare.org; 610-282-9455

“Alice in Wonderland,” through Aug. 4, Schubert Theatre

“Ragtime,” June 13-July 1, Main Stage

“Twelfth Night,” June 21-July 15, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare in Love,” July 11-Aug. 5, Main Stage

“King Richard II,” July 19-Aug. 5, Main Stage

“All’s Well That Ends Well,” July 25-Aug. 5, Schubert Theatre

“Shakespeare for Kids,” July 25-Aug. 2, Main Stage

Lehigh County senior menus

Friday, June 8, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-782-3254 for locations.

Wednesday, June 6: Stuffed peppers, wax beans, seasonal fruit.

Thursday, June 7: Alaskan white fish, brown rice, roasted beets, Mandarin oranges.

Friday, June 8: Chopped steak w/ onion gravy, mashed potatoes, broccoli, banana.

Monday, June 11: Grilled hamburger, broccoli and cauliflower mix, warmed peaches.

Tuesday, June 12: Pork Marsala, brown rice pilaf, carrots, applesauce.

Wednesday, June 13: Tilapia w/ bread crumbs, roasted potatoes, Capri blend vegetables, plums.

The Family Project: pre-teen’s visits

Friday, June 8, 2018 by CAROLE GORNEY in Focus

Q. My 12-year-old daughter wants to start “hanging out” with her friends. I know I need to give her more freedom as she gets older, but this is so hard. What should I be checking out or asking her when she wants to go with her friends to the mall or a park?

The first questions to ask, according to panelist Pam Wallace, are: “Who are you going with? Where are you going? What will you be doing? Will there be an adult with you?”

Northampton County senior menus

Friday, June 8, 2018 by The Press in Focus

Call 610-559-3245 for locations.

Wednesday, June 6: Chicken Kiev, rice pilaf, garden blend vegetables, wheat bread with margarine, citrus breeze.

Thursday, June 7: Orange juice, sausage sandwich w/ peppers and onions, macaroni salad, Dutch apple pie.

Friday, June 8: Closed for senior games.

Monday, June 11: Apricot nectar, ale house beef sandwich on a bun, cucumber onion salad, dark sweet red cherries.

Tuesday, June 12: Chicken fried cod w/ tartar sauce, scalloped O’Brien potatoes, grilled Brussels sprouts, wheat bread w/ margarine, fresh fruit cup.