On November 15 at 7pm, the Friends of the Dover Public Library will present an evening of theatrical storytelling by Rita Parisi of Waterfall Productions. “Gothic Victorian Tales by Candlelight” will feature a trio of stories by South Berwick’s noted author, Sarah Orne Jewett (1849—1909), one of the most prolific female writers of the 19th century. The tales feature a father and daughter embroiled in a family curse, a stranger who comes to a small town and lives in the local haunted house, and a very old lady with a mysterious past.
Sarah Orne Jewett’s stories mirrored the everyday lives of local New Englanders, and often reflected the mysterious and supernatural. Each character and the author will be acted out by Parisi.
Rita Parisi has been entertaining audiences for over 20 years in the New England area. In 2002, she founded Waterfall Productions to create shows that highlight her passion for theatre, literature and costuming, performing them in New England, New Jersey, New York and Florida.
Rita is also actively involved in the independent film scene in Boston and some of her films have been debuted at the Boston International Film Festival and Cannes film Festival. She is a proud member of the largest acting union in the country: SAG/AFTRA. This performance is free and all are welcome! For more information, please contact the Dover Public Library at 603-516-6050.