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Eastern to Stage "Sun, Stone, and Shadows" Readings

Written by Nana Owusu-Agyemang

Big Read Book Cover.jpgWillimantic, Conn. -- Eastern Connecticut State University's Theatre Program will stage theatrical readings of stories found in Jorge HernĂ¡ndez's "Sun, Stone, and Shadows" on Oct. 3 from 12-1:30 p.m. in the University's Student Center Theatre. The public is invited. Admission is free.

"Sun, Stone, and Shadows" is one of 31 books included in the nationwide Big Read Project to stimulate an interest in reading. The project kicks off in the Betty R. Tipton Room of the Student Center at Eastern on Sept. 18. The Big Read Project is a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) program that seeks to enhance literacy abilities by raising public awareness of reading.

The readings, including "The Mist" by Juan de la Cabada and "The Square" by Juan Garcia Ponce, will be presented by students enrolled in Theatre Professor Ellen Faith Brodie's Children's Theatre class. A question and answer session will follow.

Eastern is one of two organizations in Connecticut to have received a Big Read Project grant, and has joined 78 other not-for-profit institutions and organizations nationwide in an effort to restore reading to the center of American culture.

For reservations and information about the staged readings, please call Ellen Faith Brodie at (860) 465-5122 or email her at
For a listing of all Big Read events, visit

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