FAU Lifelong Learning Society, Jupiter
Eunice Bernard and Carol Clarke

Dramatic Performance

Eunice Bernard earned a B.A. in Drama and Speech from the University of Wisconsin, followed by training in the performance arts at the HB Studio in New York and years of stock, repertory and performances with the Long Island Studio Theatre. For the past seven years Eunice has appeared at FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society with Michael Guastella enacting roles from the great playwrights, including Ibsen, Shaw, Chekhov, Williams, Albee, Miller and of course Shakespeare. She is the proud co-founder of “Words ... Alive!”

Carol Clarke received her B.A. in English Literature and Drama and her M.A. in Education from St. John’s University on Long Island. Her coursework for a doctorate in organizational studies was done at Columbia University in New York. She taught creative writing and drama on the high school and college levels, and became principal of New Hyde Park High School in the 80’s and principal of Great Neck North High School in the 90’s. A permanent resident of Delray Beach, she now pursues her own writing career and joined Eunice in co-founding the performance group “Words ... Alive!”

Erma Bombeck, Wendy Wasserstein and Nora Ephron: Remembering Strong Witty Women

In the best tradition of Readers’ Theatre, Words... Alive! will bring the works of three outstanding humorists to the LLS stage. Bombeck, Wasserstein and Ephron speak for several generations of women who, during the last four decades of the 20th century, experienced both immense and rapid changes in cultural and social mores. Through journalism, essays, play scripts and screen plays, these writers, with incredible insights and sensibilities, documented the plight of ordinary women finding their way in an ever-changing landscape. The readings will feature excerpts from Bombeck’s book “At Wit’s End”; Wasserstein’s Broadway play “The Heidi Chronicles”; and Ephron’s movie “When Harry Met Sally.” This original play captures the essence of wit: the ability to use humor to expose the under currents of life’s travails, thus giving us the power to overcome them. Don’t miss the dynamic tribute to three amazing writers who will make you laugh, remember and rejoice.

Opening week performance # WPT1
Register early! There is a $5 charge for registering on the day of a One-Time Lecture or Event.
  Place:Lifelong Learning Complex, Jupiter Campus
  Dates:Tuesday, January 6, 2015
  Time:2– 3:30 p.m.
  Fee:$25/member; $35/non-member; $75 for any four opening week events (members only)