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Essex Theatre Company’s “Painting Churches” by Tina Howe in Staged Reading

July 13, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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One event on July 14, 2018 at 7:30 pm

One event on July 15, 2018 at 5:00 pm

One event on July 22, 2018 at 5:00 pm

One event on July 19, 2018 at 7:30 pm

One event on July 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm

One event on July 21, 2018 at 7:30 pm

One event on July 27, 2018 at 7:30 pm

One event on July 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm

| $10 – $12

Essex Theatre Company presents Tina Howe’s comic drama Painting Churches in staged reading at the Masonic Lodge, Essex, NY, July 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 27, 28 at 7:30 pm and July 15, 22 at 5 pm. The play stars Tim and Laura Palkovic and Anne Marie Holzhauer and is directed by Kathy Poppino.

Fanny and Gardner Church are in the process of “downsizing” to move out of their Beacon Hill house to their summer cottage on Cape Cod. Gardner, an eminent poet in his 70’s, is becoming senile, much to the dismay of Fanny, his wife. They are visited by their daughter Mags, who has come to help them in their move and to paint their portrait. Fanny alerts her to Gardner’s decline, but she doesn’t believe it until she sees signs of it herself. Old memories, some painful,  flood in, happy times are celebrated as the house is cleared of its belongings.

Tickets are $12 general admission and $10 seniors/students and may be purchased on-line at or through or (518) 526-4520.


July 13, 2018
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
$10 – $12
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Essex Theatre Company
(518) 526-4520
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Masonic Lodge
2756 Essex - Charlotte Ferry
Essex, NY 12936 United States
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(518) 526-4520

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