Eastern Connecticut State University’s Theatre Program will stage theatrical readings of stories found in Jorge Hernández’s “Sun, Stone, and Shadows” on Oct. 3 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the University’s Student Center Theatre. The public is invited. Admission is free.
“Sun, Stone, and Shadows” is one of 31 books included in the nationwide Big Read Project to stimulate an interest in reading. The project kicks off in the Betty R. Tipton Room of the Student Center at Eastern on Sept. 18. The Big Read Project is a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) program that seeks to enhance literacy abilities by raising public awareness of reading.
The readings, including “The Mist” by Juan de la Cabada and “The Square” by Juan Garcia Ponce, will be presented by students enrolled in Theatre Professor Ellen Faith Brodie’s Children’s Theatre class. A question and answer session will follow.
Eastern is one of two organizations in Connecticut to have received a Big Read Project grant, and has joined 78 other not-for-profit institutions and organizations nationwide in an effort to restore reading to the center of American culture.
For reservations and information about the staged readings, please call Ellen Faith Brodie at (860) 465-5122 or email her at BrodieE@easternct.edu.
For a listing of all Big Read events, visit www.easternct.edu/universityrelations/bigRead.html.
Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s public liberal arts university. Eastern serves approximately 5,600 students each year on its Willimantic campus and satellite locations.
It is the policy of Eastern Connecticut State University to ensure equal access to its
events. If you are an individual with a disability and will need accommodations for this
event, please contact the Office of University Relations at (860) 465-5735.