Three Productions by Christopher B. Latro Will Receive World Premieres Off-Broadway

first_img The cast of Absolution will feature Becca Ballenger, Pedro Carmo, Katrina Ferguson and Ethan Saks. Set design will be by Lauren Mills, with costumes by Michael Alan Stein, lighting by Jamie Roderick and sound by Samuel Godin. The other productions will run at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre. The Frugal Repast will play a limited engagement April 2, 2015 through May 23. Devoted Dreams will begin performances on May 27, 2015 and run through July 4. Dark comedy Absolution will begin performances on December 1 and officially open on December 10 at St. Luke’s Theatre. It follows two bankers, their lovers, and the things they love the most: money, power and satisfaction. As their fast-paced games unfold, a spiral of ambition, love and betrayal unravels. Three productions by playwright Christopher B. Latro will receive their world premieres off-Broadway. All three plays—Absolution, The Frugal Repast and Devoted Dreams—will be directed by Anna Bamberger. View Commentslast_img read more

Governor Wolf Recognizes Pennsylvania National Guard Troops Headed to the Middle East

first_img September 09, 2018 Governor Wolf Recognizes Pennsylvania National Guard Troops Headed to the Middle East Press Release Johnstown, PA – Governor Tom Wolf joined approximately 160 soldiers with the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 28th Military Police Company who were honored in a ceremony at Richland High School in Johnstown today as they prepare to depart for a deployment to the Middle East in support of Operation Spartan Shield.“Pennsylvania is honored and proud to support our service members, veterans and their families,” said Governor Wolf. “Thank you, 28th Military Police Company, for your willingness to serve and your dedication to your community, commonwealth and country. Know that while you are deployed, Pennsylvania will pray for you and continue to support your families. Best wishes for a safe deployment.”The 28th Military Police Company will be conducting customs operations. Operating in one of the most dynamic regions of the world, their presence will enhance security cooperation and reassure our partners and allies in the region.“As you embark on this major commitment to defend freedom and liberty throughout the world, you join the more than 35,000 other members of the Pennsylvania National Guard that have deployed and sacrificed since 9/11,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Carrelli, Pennsylvania’s adjutant general. “This next year will be very challenging for you and your families. We cannot thank you enough for your unwavering dedication to this very important mission.”The unit traces its lineage back to 1964 as part of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. In 2007 it deployed troops to Iraq in support of the Global War on Terrorism.“I feel blessed that I have the ability to serve with soldiers who are willing to answer the call to duty in time of war and peace, at home and abroad in order to protect our nation, our freedoms and our families,” said Lt. Col. Brad Pierson, commander of the 156th Military Police Battalion. “Now the call for your service has come and you have answered that call. Stay mission-focused and continue the proud history of the 28th Military Police Company.”Departure ceremonies are held to honor the courage needed both by those who serve, and the families, friends and employers who support them.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

“Use ICT to broaden your horizons” – First Lady

first_imgAs women were being celebrated at an International Women’s Day Concert and Expo, First Lady Sandra Granger issued a call for them to use Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to broaden their horizons.First Lady Sandra Granger“Let our cellphones and the Internet become our tools to build bridges, to share information, to support and mentor our sisters,” the First Lady is quoted by the Department of Public Information as saying.Granger told about 3000 persons present that through Information Technology girls and women could be encouraged to expand their knowledge and push for gender parity in upper-management levels in the office, factory and field.The First Lady called on women to seize the opportunities presented, noting that it was a fact that women and girls drive development. She further highlighted that “their equal access to training and participation in all facets of development translates into progress for all”.In her remarks, Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee stated that “Guyana has a tradition for being a leader in the Region when it comes to gender equality and women’s rights”. She highlighted that within the country “women consistently hold key decision-making portfolios”.The International Women’s Day Concert and Expo was facilitated by the Canadian High Commission, in collaboration with the Social Protection Ministry, and was hosted at the Everest Cricket Ground on Sunday.The event attracted women of all ages, who were provided with information on women and reproductive health, entrepreneurship, academic programmes, and other meaningful information.At dusk, patrons were treated to a concert filled with cultural performances. They were also entertained by various artistes such as renowned Trinidadian Soca singer Nailah Blackman, Calvin Burnett and Guyana’s very own songbird, Poonam Singh.last_img read more