Smarty 'Marty' Reading on Sunday in Nutley

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The Reader’s Theater group of Nutley Little Theatre will present Paddy Chayesfsky’s classic teleplay, “Marty,” on Sunday, Jan. 15, 4 p.m., at the NLT Barn, 47 Erie Place, Nutley, N.J.

Don Sheffrin of Little Falls will direct the production, which is free and open to the public. Reader’s Theater features actors reading scripts of new and established plays, supplementing NLT’s regular, fully staged performances.

"Marty" was performed as a television drama featuring Rod Steiger in 1953; it was subsequently made into an Academy Award winning film in the 1960s with Ernest Borgnine. The NLT production will read from the television script.

"Marty" is an old-fashioned love story about a down-hearted butcher and a girl he meets at a dance hall one night. It is a sweet tale of ordinary, lonely people who discover each other after years of heartache, isolation and family dependency."

The title role will be read by Kevin Hersh of Caldwell along with Cody Dalton of Montclair, Pat LaCarrubba of Hasbrouck Heights, Joe Ribaudo of Belleville, Elyse Halloran of Somerset, Phil Rafferty of Upper Montclair, Leyda Lukowiak of Nutley and Kathryn Lombardy of Cedar Grove.

Nutley Little Theatre stages its productions at the NLT Barn, 47 Erie Place, Nutley, located off Brookfield Avenue (one block east of Franklin Avenue) in the heart of the Erie Place Historic District.

For information about this or other productions, call 973-667-0374.

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