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3rd Reading in FORUM Soundings Series Jan 14, 2015 at 7pm

A play about growing up and growing old...not necessarily in that order.  Throughout their formative years, Holly and Fern's parents, Blossom and Len, were wildly unpredictable, endearingly neurotic, and often blatantly dysfunctional. Now that they are in their eighties, they are facing the biggest emotional and financial crisis of their lives. This is a story of what can happen in our own homes.

JONI FRITZ has a wide and varied background as both a writer and an actress. Joni’s acting career included appearances on the New York stage, regional theatre, television, films and countless television and radio commercials.  Her segue into a writing career began as a comedy sketch writer for USA Networks’ “Commander USA”—for which she was a writer and performer for four years, as well as the syndicated show “Horrible Night at the Movies.”  As a playwright, her work has been seen in several theaters in the New York area including Ensemble Studio Theatre, the Women’s Theatre Company, What Exit Theatre and Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre.  Her play Girl’s Room, starring Broadway legends Carol Lawrence and Donna McKechnie, and directed by Tony-nominated director, Lynne Taylor-Corbett, enjoyed successful runs in both New York and Los Angeles.  Joni’s play First A Home, created to raise awareness for the plight of the homeless, was recently performed as part of the New York Society for Ethical Culture’s Ethics and the Theater series.  Joni has also created well over four hundred live theatrical pieces, films and documentaries for such companies as Arista Records, AT&T, Johnson & Johnson, Novartis, Pfizer and IBM, among dozens of other Fortune 500 companies. Her writing, which encompasses a wide spectrum of styles and genres, also includes the anniversary film for one of the first and oldest AIDS initiatives in Africa, Secure the Future, as well as award-winning films and documentaries for such non-profits as the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.  For the past several years, Joni has been on the consulting board for the Westchester Ballet Company. She is a member of Actors Equity, SAG-AFTRA and the Dramatists Guild.

Directed by Lynne Taylor-Corbett

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This reading will be begin at 7:00pm and will be held at Fairleigh Dickinson University, The Barn Theatre (new location this year ~ located at the very end of the public services building ~ look for signs to direct you), 285 Madison Avenue, Madison, NJ. Click here for directions.

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