HONORING HARRY WIDMAN: RECALLING THE MAN, HIS HEART & HIS ART

A TIME IN SEPTEMBER: Remembering Harry Widman
Friday-Sunday September 11-13 2015

September 11th-13th launches Readers Theatre Repertory’s 15th season in a very special way, with a wine & delicacies reception and silent art auction to raise funds for Memories in the Making, an Oregon-based program aiding Alzheimer patients and caregivers through art.

The production is themed “A Time in September: Remembering Harry Widman.” Harry, a beloved Blackfish Gallery artist, passed away in October of 2014 of Alzheimer’s disease.

“We are telling great stories as we always do,” says director Mary McDonald-Lewis, “but also celebrating our fifteenth season launch with something really wonderful.”

On Friday at 7:30 the evening will start with wine and delicious Middle Eastern delicacies from the great Attar family, owners of Ya Jala and World Foods; a silent art auction of art by Harry Widman and Mardy Widman and Blackfish Gallery artists, along with other items.

At 8:00 Readers Theatre Rep will stage two plays, “Steering into the Skid” by Arnold Johnson and Deborah Ann Percy and “In the Garden” by Matthew Widman.

Dessert, wine and a talkback on “Memory, Love and Loss” with an Alzheimer’s expert and Harry’s wife and caregiver, Mardy Widman end Friday’s production.

The Saturday production features a silent auction and talkback, with Sunday’s performance including an intimate conversation with Mardy about Harry.

The cast includes Robert Barr, Brian Burger, Brooke Calcagno, Sean Franson, Del Lewis, and Fayra Teeters.

Memory Care Plays

Driving into the Skid

Driving into the Skid: Art courtesy of Jan Baross http://www.janbaross.com/

In the Garden: Art Courtesy of Jan Baross http://www.janbaross.com/

In the Garden: Art Courtesy of Jan Baross http://www.janbaross.com/

For a complete photo album of the production, visit our Facebook page

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