The plays featured will be Lillian Hellman’s “The Children’s Hour,” Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee’s “Inherit the Wind,” J.M. Barrie’s “Peter Pan” and Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing.”
The play readings will be “open to anybody that wants to get involved,” Newell said.
In order to learn more or sign up to be a reader, call Newell at 547-8671 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
A new program, described by Newell as a “think-tank,” called “Smithy Rabbit Hole,” will launch in February. The program will focus on “subjects having to do with the arts,” Newell said, with participants sharing ideas about a designated topic. The first discussion will be “the source and value of creativity,” Newell said. Artists in the group will be asked to bring in a sample of their work for discussion, and the whole group will create an end product for the community, she said. “Smithy Rabbit Hole” will meet the first week in February and the first and third Tuesdays of each week thereafter, Newell said. Call the Smithy for additional information.
Newell said that Bruce Hall Home Center is sponsoring this winter’s Community Arts Program “by providing space all winter long. We’ve gotten to the point where we no longer fit in our space. It will be completely Smithy space all winter. It’s so generous,” Newell said.
The Smithy will continue to offer its pottery classes beginning Jan. 28. “Mondays on the Wheel” with Karla Andela will meet 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. On Tuesdays, Roy Kortick will lead “Tile Making” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Leah Wilcox will offer “Tuesdays on the Wheel and off-the-Hump” 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. A children’s pottery class will meet on Jan. 8, 15 and 22.