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Westchester Theater, Ossining Arts Council Presents Living Art Event

Howard Lipson will direct the plays.
Howard Lipson will direct the plays. Photo Credit: Submitted

OSSINING, N.Y. -- In an innovative merger between art and theater, The Ossining Arts Council (OAC) and The Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT), will present The 2016 Living Art Event, showcasing twenty-four OAC artworks and five original WCT one-act plays inspired by selected artworks.

A docent-led tour through a gallery will pause intermittently to allow the art to spring to life. This event runs weekends from Friday, March 4 through Saturday, March 26, at the Steamer Firehouse Gallery in Ossining. It is an expansion of two prior hugely successful OAC/WCT Living Art collaborative productions. Performances are Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. The Sunday, March 20, performance includes a talk-back with the theater and visual artists.

The Steamer Firehouse Gallery is at 117 Main St., 2nd Floor in Ossining. Advance ticket sales start at $20. Discounted tickets are available for WCT and OAC members, students, seniors and groups of 5+. Special performance Thursday, March 17, buy one $20, get one free. Since tickets are limited for each performance, advance online purchase is strongly recommended. Visit www.wctheater.org or www.ossiningartscouncil.org to purchase advanced tickets. The five original one act plays are: "The Reveal" by Linda Bidwell Delaney; "Mo and May" by Stephen Hersh; "Shadows and Light" by Carol Mark; "All Aboard" by Pat O'Neill and "Midnight Kiss" by Angelo Parra.

The plays will be directed by Howard Lipson. Lipson, founder of The New Group Theatre and Gryphon Repertory.  At his theater ministry at Christ Church in Tarrytown, Lipson has written and directed over 100 sermon plays, some with his original music, for over 15 years.

The ensemble of WCT actors performing include Enid Breis, Christine Fonsale Rogerson, Lucas Kane, Jim Leeper, Mike Meth, Anthony Romano, Sarah Saltus and Lynne Lori Sylvan. Art by members of OAC will include works by: Helen Arbor Young, Karen Edelmann, Jill Kiefer, Stephen Rengstorf, and Fred Schuback.

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