“The Wife” is a disturbing drama with an Oscar nominee-worthy performance by Glenn Close as the long-suffering, supportive and loyal wife of a successful novelist about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.
When they receive the early-morning phone call the couple, Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) and Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce), jump for joy on their bed as they did many years before when they were just starting out, he as a college professor, and she, as one of his graduate students.
Thrills and chills and funnybone pokes are the order of fare for “The Goblet Of Poison” at the Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Peddler’s Pub, Cock ‘N Bull in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, Bucks County.
The show, presented by Without A Cue Productions, is a spoof of the “Harry Potter” movies and books. Performances continue through Nov. 10. The show, written by Lesley Zaya and Justin Calazzo, is directed by Traci Connaughton. The Sept. 15 performance was seen for this review.
Detailed information on Northampton Area School District’s proposed Lehigh Elementary School project — the Act 34 hearing booklet — is now available on the NASD website for the public’s viewing.
An Act 34 hearing, advertising for the hearing, availability of the booklet and project cost was approved by a unanimous 9-0 vote, as recommended by the NASD administration, at the Sept. 10 board of education meeting.
The public hearing is to be held 5:30 p.m. Oct. 8 in the cafeteria of Northampton Area High School, 1619 Laubach Ave., Northampton.
“The Meg” is a by-the-screenplay-book thriller about a prehistoric shark run amok.
Think: “Jaws” (1975) meets “The Poseidon Adventure” (1972) meets “The Abyss” (1989).
The movie’s title, “The Meg,” refers to a 75-foot-long megalodon shark, a prehistoric creature thought to be extinct. The creature resurfaces from the deep to wreak havoc on a nuclear submarine, a research vessel, and a beach resort. The movie is based on a 1997 book, “Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror,” by Steve Alten.
Technological devices have often been plot devices in movies.
Film-makers Auguste and Louis Lumière scared the heck out of audiences in 1896 with their 50-second-long silent film, “L’Arrivée d’un train en gare de La Ciotat” (“Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat’).
Director William A. Wellman’s 1927 feature film about World War I fighter planes, “Wings,” received the first best-picture Oscar.
“The Story of Alexander Graham Bell,” released in 1939 and starring Don Ameche as the inventor of the telephone, entered the lexicon when “Ameche” became slang for telephone.
Another pre-kindergarten (pre-K) class will be added for the 2018-19 school year in Northampton Area School District.
The new pre-K class at Franklin Elementary School, Northampton, joins two pre-K classes at George Wolf Elementary School, Bath, and one class at Moore Elementary School — for a total of four classes in the district.
Concert Review: Elton John ‘Yellow Brick Road’ farewell all you could imagine and more at PPL Center, Allentown
For Elton John, “Farewell Yellow Brick Road - The Final Tour” began Sept. 8, 2018, in Allentown, no less, at the PPL Center, where the superstar and his band, staff and crew holed up for nearly a week to assemble, rehearse and present what is a spectacular retrospective of the iconic pop-rock singer-performer-composer’s 50-year career.
A potential technical roadblock has been cleared for a major warehouse development project in Northampton Area School District.
At question was an easement for a detention pond and a right of way for Seemsville Road on school district land as part of the Northampton business center land development plan, known as the Jaindl-Watson Development, or JW Development.
The Yellow Brick Road begins in Allentown right at the PPL Center at Seventh and Hamilton.
That’s where Sir Elton John kicks off his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road - The Final Tour.”
The buzz is already on the street.
Apparently, they’re building the Yellow Brock Road tour brick by brick, or at least semi tractor-trailer by semi tractor-trailer, some 20 of them, which pulled into center city Allentown Sept. 2 with the precious cargo.
“EJ’s stage is a monster” described one unnamed eyewitness.
The set is reported to have cost $15 million.
Displayed on the back wall inside Bucks County Playhouse are posters and photos of productions and stars who appeared there over the years, including Grace Kelly, who made her acting debut at Bucks Playhouse in 1949 in playwright and uncle George Kelly’s “The Torchbearers,” and Robert Redford, in the 1963 world premiere at Bucks Playhouse of Neil Simon’s “Barefoot In The Park,” then called “Nobody Loves Me,” the first play ever directed by Mike Nichols.
And there’s “The Solid Gold Cadillac,” starring Billie Burke, produced in 1956 at Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope.