This Week at Malvern Arts

It’s a busy week with 5 programs lined up, starting tonight! Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 10/9 –  7:30 pm

Walk When the Moon is Full: The Full Hunter’s Moon plus 2 meteor showers! You never know what you will experience on a Moon Walk.  Celestial facts, folklore, a bit of music, flora, fauna, and even occasionally, a tasty treat related to the traditional names for the Full Moon are all possibilities.  The sights and sounds of the night combined with the camaraderie of the group make for a memorable evening so please join us for our next adventure. We meet in the parking lot of the Baptist Church at the corner of Channing Avenue and First Avenue.

Tuesday, 10/11 – 3:00 pm

Malvern Arts Textiles: The artistic eyes and fingers of the Textilers flit and fly over their materials. It’s enviable and exciting. Join Isabel Leininger and her posse of nimble-fingered stitchers, using their skills and artistic vision to put the art in Malvern Arts Textiles. 

Wednesday, 10/12 – 7:00 pm


Play Reading & Discussion Group
When: On the 2nd Wednesday of the month (October 12th, November 9th, December 14th…) for 2 hours, 7:00- 9:00 pm. 
Format: We will read a play together, and also spend some time discussing it.  Plays will be chosen and announced ahead of time, so you can familiarize yourselves with the material.
Participants: Adults and teens, no experience required. Listeners are also welcome – there is no obligation to read…
Cost: There is no cost to participate.
Facilitated by: Steven Novelli and Peter DeLaurier (see below)
October 12th: Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw.

About our Program Leaders:

Stephen Novelli first met Danny and Meg Fruchter and Ken Marini in the summer of 1973. They had just left Hedgerow to start a new company. After appearing in 2 productions, he left for a year to study at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Upon returning, he discovered that the trio had formed their own company and were performing at Strode’s Mill, just outside of West Chester. After appearing in productions of The Lady’s Not For Burning and Indians, Stephen decided to try his luck in New York, where he appeared in a few Off-off Broadway shows.In 1978 Stephen received a phone call from Danny, offering him a couple of roles. He had a couple commitments in the city at the time, but eventually returned in 1980 to play Hamlet.  The rest is history. 

Peter DeLaurier has lived in Malvern’s first schoolhouse since 1991. He has made his living as a theatre artist – actor, director, playwright, teacher, and manager for 54 years. After some time in NYC in the early 1970’s – working Off- and Off-off-Broadway and on National Tour – Peter and his late wife, Ceal Phelan, moved to Wilmington, DE to found the Delaware Theatre Company. During that theatre’s off-season in 1980, they began working with People’s Light & Theatre in Malvern – a relationship that has lasted 42 years. With PLT’s co-founder, Danny Fruchter, they helped Bob Jones start the Coatesville Cultural the early 1990’s. Peter acts and directs with the Lantern Theatre and other theatres in the area. His plays have been produced all over the US and Canada.

Thursday, 10/13 – 6:30 pm

Fiction Live: This week is Pot Luck Lit – You are invited to read that section of a book that affected you enough to mark the page, or to hunt the section down, because you never wanted to forget it, that poem that just about changed your life, that speech that you wish you heard in person, we want you to bring that to the Malvern Arts and read it for us. If it moves you, it will likely move us.

Please keep your choices to five minutes. Come.

Saturday, 10/15 – 4:00 pm

Improv Games: Ever wanted to try improv? This is your chance to get your feet wet and flex your comedy muscles. Join the Last Minute Replacements Improv Comedy troupe in playing some short form improv games! Beginner and experienced improvisers welcome! Hang out, do improv and meet new people in a laid-back atmosphere. (Please note: due to the nature of improv comedy, participants must be age 18 or older). This event is only $5! 

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