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‘It’s Only a Play’ takes audience backstage

"It's Only a Play" by Terrence McNally at Studio Playhouse gives audiences a chance to peek behind the curtain, as a playwright and friends read reviews.

Brodesser-Akner to discuss ‘Fleishman’

Taffy Brodesser-Akner will discuss her bestselling debut novel, "Fleishman Is in Trouble," at the first Open Book/Open Mind of 2020, on Jan. 12.

In brief: ‘Pecos Bill,’ or Richard Stillman, rides again

Local musician and storyteller Richard Stillman performs as "Pecos Bill" at Central Presbyterian Church on Saturday, Jan. 11.

Caring Cabaret teens raise money for children

Andie Earl and other MHS sophomores present a Caring Cabaret, to benefit St. Jude Research Children's Hospital, at UUCM, tonight.

Light of Day raises voices for good

Light of Day North Jersey kicks off Light of Day Winterfest, raising money to combat Parkinson's Disease, PSP, ALS, at Outpost in the Burbs.

In brief: Halfway There series kicks off tonight

NYT "10 Best of Year" author Julia Phillips, along with Ysabel Y. Gonzalez, Randon Billings Noble, and Marco RafalĂ , kick off Halfway There series tonight.

Culture in brief: backstage comedy at Studio

Terrence McNally's backstage comedy "It's Only a Play" opens at Studio Playhouse on Thursday, Jan. 9, and runs through Saturday, Jan. 25.
Youth Open Mic

Energy buzzes at Youth Open Mic

Youth Open Mic at Trend Coffee and Tea House takes place on the second Wednesday of the month, offering young performers a place to play and be heard.

Montclair Theatre Project’s The Oldenburg Suite

Montclair Theatre Project presents "The Oldenburg Suite," by James Feinberg and Matthew Dylan Rose, at MSU on Jan. 3 and 4.

In brief: Friends of Anderson Park story contest

The second annual Friends of Anderson Park short story contest for Middle School students (500 to 2,500 words) is open now through Feb. 15.