Cranford Community Center To Host Staged Play Reading

Comedy_and_tragedy_masksCRANFORD—The Friends of the Cranford Public Library will sponsor a staged reading of Act I of By the Shores of Alluvtoomey by Michael McGoldrick on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 2 p.m. in the Cranford Community Center, located at 220 Walnut Avenue.

By the Shores of Alluvtoomey is a crazy family comedy that investigates why storytelling is so important to our lives. It depicts a wildly impractical father who has devoted the past few years of his life to writing a series of bad fantasy novels. As a result, he has squandered all his money and is in danger of losing his family’s New York townhouse. His daughter, Cynthia, struggles to find a solution to this impending disaster, all the while stumbling to find her way toward love.

The script will be read by members of the Theater Project, an acclaimed, New Jersey-based professional theater group, and the recent winner of two New Jersey Tony Awards. McGoldrick is a New Jersey-based playwright and a member of the Theater Project’s play writing group. His short play, Snuffed, premiered as part of the Theater Project’s one-act festival in March.

The reading will be followed by a critical discussion among the author, the actors, the director, and members of the audience. Admission to the program is free and all are welcome. Act II of the play will be read on Nov. 23 at 2 p.m., also in the Cranford Community Center. Admission is free and all are welcome.

For more information about the Theater Project, visit them on the Web at, or call 908-809-8865.


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