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All events, things to do on June 12, 2018 are free unless otherwise noted.
Concert |
The Arizona-born country singer has has 15 number ones on the country charts, including "Say You Do," "Somewhere on a Beach" and "Different for Girls." His latest album is The Mountain.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 am
Free
Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Dierks Bentley, Country Singer
Workshop |
A morning class provided by the Tai Chi Chuan Center and led by teachers and students who train at CK Chu Tai Chi under the direction of Master Hyland Harris.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:30 am
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Tai Chi in the Park
Workshop |
Kundalini Yoga is also called the Yoga of Awareness. It combines the physical practice of Asanas with Pranayama (breathing) and Meditation/Chanting – it targets the whole body system (nervous system, glands, mental faculties, chakras) to develop awareness and consciousness, strength and flexibility. Everybody is welcome, no previous knowledge of Yoga is necessary. Please bring a Yoga mat and possibly a blanket and a shawl.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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9:00 am
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Kundalini Yoga
Workshop |
Please bring your own supplies. Pattern books will be provided to peruse and get inspiration.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
Free
Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Knitting and Crocheting Circle
Workshop |
Perfect your downward dog under the trees at the 16th season of outdoor yoga classes presented by KeVita. A colorful selection of mats is provided by Gaiam.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:00 am
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Yoga Outdoors
Lesson |
Strategy board game for two players. Learning, interacting and having fun with Chinese chess.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Lessons, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Chinese chess
Workshop |
A fitness dance party with upbeat Latin music of Salsa, Merengue, Hip-Hop and more. Enthusiastic Instruction creates fun community of dancers who learn new dance steps each week. Bring your friends.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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10:30 am
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Zumba Gold Workshop
Workshop |
Perfect your downward dog under the trees at the 16th season of outdoor yoga classes presented by KeVita. A colorful selection of mats is provided by Gaiam.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
Free
Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Yoga Outdoors
Workshop |
At the end of the class you’ll learn the basics and beyond. Please bring your own materials.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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11:00 am
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Beginner's Crochet Class
Reading |
The weather is finally warm and beautiful! Why not enjoy a nice book in a beautiful courtyard. *Space is limited! To ensure everyone has a chance to read in the courtyard, sessions will be 1 hour long. If no one is waiting, you may be granted extra time.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Readings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Garden Reading
Jazz |
The Gotham Jazzmen bring their take on Dixieland Jazz. The band features: Ed Bonoff on drums; James Collier on trombone; Lee Lorenz on cornet; Pete Sokolow on piano; Dick Waldburger on bass; Ernie Lumer on clarinet; and Bill Wurtzel on guitar. Doors open at 11:45 am.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Dixieland Jazz with the Gotham Jazzmen
Screening |
A film tech discovers the real lives of queer people in the past by restoring hundreds of never before seen home movies dating back to the 1930s. But time is running out to save what's left before the films are destroyed by unknowing or unaccepting families of those who made them. Director: Stu Maddux. Starring Tom Ammiano, Barbara Gittings, David Imming. 120 min.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:00 pm
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Screenings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Reel in the Closet (2015): Documentary
Concert |
Summertime, and the livin’ is easy... so swing on by for toe-tappin’ performances by New York’s finest, playing ragtime, stride, and jazz to your heart’s delight. Dona Carter is a pianist, composer, and music educator.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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12:30 pm
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Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Piano in the Park: Ragtime, Stride, and Jazz
Workshop |
Cast on al fresco with fellow enthusiasts and experts to guide your knits and purls. Swing by for free instruction from Knitty City, New York City’s favorite yarn community and store, and knit with fellow enthusiasts. Yarn and needles are provided. Classes are weather permitting.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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1:30 pm
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Knitting in the Park
Park Walk |
Walk straight through the heart of Central Park on this east-to-west tour led by guides. Enjoy a great variety of the scenic, sculptural, and ar chitectural elements the Park has to offer. Visit some of the Park's most famous landmarks, including Conservatory Water, Loeb Boathouse, Bethesda Terrace, Bow Bridge, Cherry Hill, The Lake, and Strawberry Fields.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
Free
Park Walks, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Heart of the Park Tour
Workshop |
Mahjong, the popular game of skill, strategy, and luck, was created in China and has been beloved by Americans since the 1920s. With similarities to rummy card games, mahjong is played using beautiful tiles by groups of four people. Join the fun! Play the strategy game or learn while you play. All are welcome, from novices to experienced players and are welcome to play free of charge.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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2:00 pm
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Play Mahjong
Workshop |
Play the popular strategy game while getting pointers and advice from an expert. Chess improves concentration, problem-solving, and strategic planning – plus it’s fun. For ages 5 and up (adults welcome).
   New York City, NY; NYC
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3:30 pm
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Drop-In Chess
Author Reading |
Dr. Dana Mills will discuss her book. Mills is an activist, political and dance theorist.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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4:30 pm
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Author Readings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Dance & Politics: Moving Beyond Boundaries
Discussion |
The Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges in 2015 made same sex marriage the legal in all 50 states. What does this mean for those who are not married or are considering marriage? Marriage is a very personal decision with important legal and financial implications, especially for households considering a family with children, whether by foster parenting, adoption, surrogacy, or in vitro fertilization. Thom Chu, J.D. discusses how legal marriage might affect you - for better or worse!
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Discussions, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Financial Planning for Same Sex Households
Discussion |
A moderator will come prepared with two or more topics that have been in the news recently. Participants will vote on which topic they’d like to discuss the most, or bring their own topics for the group to vote on. The discussion will last about an hour.  Refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
6:00 pm
Free
Discussions, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, A moderated discussion on current events
Workshop |
Grab a team and join this weekly al fresco battle of the wits! Fun prizes go to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Teams must be 4 people or fewer. Hosted by TriviaNYC.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Tuesday Trivia
Workshop |
Sahaja Meditation is a holistic approach to living in balance. The simple technique gives the experience of inner silence, calm, and contentment. Sahaja Meditation is an inner yoga (connection), meaning no mental or physical effort is required. Whatever the issue facing us—frustration, anger, anxiety, bad habits, loneliness—Sahaja Meditation awakens a vibrant energy within each of us that empowers us to achieve our genuine self-expression and fulfillment .
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
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Workshops, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Meditation at the Library
Classical Music |
Program: Ned Rothenberg (b. 1956) Duo for violin and clarinet (2016) Taylor Brook (b. 1985) Wane for solo violin with four violins (2016) Victor Lowrie Duo for violin and viola (2015) Missy Mazzoli (b. 1980) Dissolve, O my Heart (2010) Reiko Füting (b. 1970) tanz.tanz for solo violin (2010) Violinist Olivia De Prato has performed a as member of the Mivos Quartet and Ensemble Signal. This concert highlights the “enchanting violinist” (Messaggero Veneto), joined by a cast of talented colleagues, as both a soloist and chamber musician in a program of virtuosic works. Performers Olivia De Prato violin Ludovica Burtone violin Pala Garcia violin Marina Kifferstein violin Elena Moon Park violin Victor Lowrie viola Ned Rothenberg clarinet
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:00 pm
Free
Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Violin Works by Contemporary Composers
Film |
The film stars Charlie Chaplin's “Tramp” character as an immigrant coming to the United States accused of theft on his voyage across the Atlantic Ocean, and who falls in love with a beautiful young woman along the way. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Films, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Charlie Chaplin’s classic The Immigrant (1916): silent comedy short
Book Club |
From island life in the far west of Ireland, to dingy student accommodation in the center of London, from the War of Independence to the IRA letter-bombing campaign in England in the 1970s, and from the impoverished life of rural farmers to the world of successful young writers and passionate artists, author Maeve Kelly's Orange Horses tells the stories of a diverse and fascinating range of characters. Light refreshments will be served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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6:30 pm
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Book Clubs, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Orange Horses: Irish Epic
Dance Performance |
A program of non-curated shared showings of experimentation and work-in-progress, for artists at all stages of their development. The events are centered around an audience discussion moderated by a Movement Research Artist-in-Residence or an occasional guest, where we will experiment with different feedback methods to support and inform the artists’ process. Featuring: Lindsay L Benedict Qei Ko Mara Moss
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
$3 suggested donation
Dance Performances, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Dance Works-in-Progress
Talk |
A talk by Brooklyn-based photographer Amani Willett.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Talks, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Photographer Talk: Amani Willett
Poetry Reading |
Featuring the poets: Anne Lovering Rounds Joannie Stangeland Jefferson Navicky Joanna Penn Cooper
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
Free
Poetry Readings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, The Poets of Ravenna Press
Author Reading |
For 50 years, Eleanor Ritter’s mother Rose has refused to talk about how she survived the Holocaust in Poland and ended up in New Jersey. But now – just as Rose breaks her hip and starts speaking in long-forgotten Polish – Eleanor learns that the parents of her nine-year-old son’s new friend are Polish Catholics, born and raised in that country. Eleanor starts digging into both families’ stories, jeopardizing her already shaky relationships with her mother, her husband, and her children, even as her obsession pushes her to confront the existential questions of American Jews – indeed, of any group that has faced historical persecution: How many generations does guilt carry on? What did your grandparents do to my grandparents? Written by Fran Hawthorne.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, The Heirs: Sins of the Past
Author Reading |
Bethany C. Morrow and Deji Bryce OIukotun read from their new novels MEM and After the Flare, respectively, and discuss international speculative literature, the evolving world of Afrofuturism, and the inspiration behind their books. 
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Author Readings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, AfroSciFi:: 2 Author Read
Discussion |
A brief conversation about Immigrant Heritage Month.   
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Immigrant Heritage Month Awareness Event
Discussion |
The post-WWII order is fraying: democracy and tolerance are under attack. How has democracy become a devalued concept? Why are populism and xenophobia on the rise in the Western world? Can democracy, liberalism and capitalism survive the current crisis? Or is there a need for an entirely new paradigm? An exceptional panel of experts will analyze the causes of the current historical shift — among them the impact of unprecedented immigration flows; terrorism; the widening gap between citizens and governments; increased financial inequality; loss of cultural identity; the role of education and new technologies. They will address ways to protect democracy, freedom and human rights in the society of the future. With: Adam Gopnik Yascha Mounk Melissa Nobles Manuel Valls    
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Discussions, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Are Democracy and Tolerance on The Decline? Why? And What to Do?
Staged Reading |
This reading of a play by Kristin Slaney is part of Youngblood's annual reading series of brand new full-length plays.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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7:00 pm
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Staged Readings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Hockey Messiah: A New Full-Length Play
Classical Music |
Ensemble LPR; David Handler, Artistic Director; Ankush Bahl, conductor; Tessa Lark, violin Program David Handler (b. 1980) Title TBD (2018) (World Premiere) Thea Musgrave (b. 1928) Aurora (1999) John Corigliano (b. 1938) The Red Violin: Suite for Violin and Orchestra (1999) Tchaikovsky (1840-93) Serenade for Strings in C Major, Op. 48 (1880) Debussy (1862-1918) Clair de Lune (1890) (arr. Lipton) WQXR HOST:  Paul Cavalconte About the Performers Named after and headquartered at the acclaimed NYC venue Le Poisson Rouge, Ensemble LPR personifies the venue’s commitment to aesthetic diversity and artistic excellence. It performs an eclectic spectrum of music—from works by the finest living composers, to compelling interpretations of the standard repertoire—and collaborates with distinguished artists from classical and non-classical backgrounds. Ankush Bahl has conducted the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra,Virginia Symphony, London Symphonia, Orchestre National de France, the Orquesta Sinfonica Nacional de Mexico, and the National Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. Violinist Tessa Lark has been soloist with the Cincinnati, New Haven, Hawaii, Santa Fe, Indianapolis, Cheyenne, Santa Cruz, and Peninsula symphony orchestras, Chinese Opera and Ballet Symphony.
   New York City, NY; NYC
7:30 pm
Free
Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Ensemble performs Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, Debussy's Clair de Lune and more
Film |
T'Challa, the King of Wakanda, rises to the throne in the isolated, technologically advanced African nation, but his claim is challenged by a vengeful outsider who was a childhood victim of T'Challa's father's mistake. Directed by Ryan Coogler. Stars: Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong'o. Arrive before 7:30 p.m. to get your spot. Feel free to bring a blanket to sit on, although there will be a limited supply of chairs available. Bottled waters are OK, but no glass. First-come, first-served.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Films, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Black Panther (2018): superhero blockbuster, one of the highest-grossing films of all time
Musical |
The Public Theater presents the groundbreaking and thought-provoking musical by Elizabeth Swados. Directed by Sam Pinkleton, with choreography by Ani Taj, and creative advisement by Jeanine Tesori, the performance will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this milestone production that first premiered at The Public in 1978 and continues to be a definitive moment in Public Theater history.
   New York City, NY; NYC
8:00 pm
Free
Musicals, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Runaways: 40th Anniversary Performance of the Iconic Musical by The Public Theater
Classical Music |
The Festival Chamber Ensemble; Mélanie Genin, harp soloist. Program Jean Francaix (1912-1997) Quintet for harp and string trio (1989) Claude Debussy (1862-1918) Sonata for flute, viola and harp (1915) Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Quintet op 39 for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass (1924) About the Program Debussy's Sonata for flute, viola and harp is one of his finest compositions and the first major work written for this combination of the instruments. It was written as a part of Six sonatas for various instruments. The composer was only able to complete three sonatas of the cycle due to his death in 1918. The work premiered in Boston, at Jordan Hall in the New England Conservatory, on November 7, 1916. The performers were members of a wind ensemble called the Longy Club, which had been founded by the principal oboist of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, George Longy. Sergey Prokofiev (1891–1953) left Russia in the wake of the 1917 October Revolution, establishing himself in the West with concert tours around the United States and Europe. He lived briefly in New York and Germany, then settled in Paris in 1923. In that epicenter of the musical avant-garde, Prokofiev made a splash with his colorful and incisive scores, especially his ballets. Quintet op 39 for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola and double bass is related to his ballet Trapèze.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, The Festival Chamber Ensemble performs pieces by Debussy and more
Classical Music |
New York Philharmonic Orchestra, conductor James Gaffigan, and violinist Frank Huang perform works by Bernstein and more. Program Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)  Bacchanale from Samson and Delilah Jordan Millar Boogie Down Uptown Camryn Cowan Harlem Shake Bernstein (1918-1990)  Camryn Cowan Three Dance Episodes from On the Town Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908) Scheherazade About the Performers Founded in 1842, The New York Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the oldest musical institutions in the United States and the oldest of the "Big Five" orchestras. The Philharmonic's home is David Geffen Hall, located in New York's Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The chief conductor of the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra James Gaffigan has appeared with the Netherlands Radio, and BBC symphony orchestras, Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra, Orchestre de Paris, Orchestre national de France among others. Violinist Frank Huang joined the New York Philharmonic as Concertmaster, The Charles E. Culpeper Chair, in September 2015. He has performed at Wigmore Hall  (London), Salle Cortot (Paris), Kennedy Center (Washington, D.C.), and the Herbst Theatre (San Francisco), Alice Tully Hall among others.
   New York City, NY; NYC
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8:00 pm
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Concerts, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, New York Philharmonic performs in the park: works by Bernstein and more
Staged Reading |
This reading of a play by Ryann Weir is part of Youngblood's annual reading series of brand new full-length plays.
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9:00 pm
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Staged Readings, June 12, 2018, 06/12/2018, Girard in the First Grade: A New Full-Length Play
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