Hello? Yeah, MHS Drama’s presenting “Stage Door” Dec. 1-4. Great comedy about Broadway? We can do that. (Photo: Worden)
MHS shows you the “Stage Door”
Mammoth High School’s Drama Class thespians present a perfect play for the holidays … “Stage Door.” The delightful comedy about Broadway dreams tells the story of several would-be actresses who live together in a boarding house at 158 West 58th Street in New York City.
The RKO movie version, that starred Katherine Hepburn, Ginger Rogers and Lucille Ball and was based on the play, won the Oscar for Best Picture in 1937. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to see a true Broadway comedy on stage. Dec. 1-4 @ 7 p.m. nightly. Tix (at the door): $5.
Wild and Scenic Film Festival
The popular Wild & Scenic Film Festival returns to the Eastern Sierra Dec. 3-4 and again on Dec. 9 in Mammoth, Bishop and Lone Pine
Join Friends of the Inyo for a night of wild and wonderful films from around the world, plus beer, wine, snacks and great raffle prizes!
Venues: Friday Dec. 3: Mammoth Lakes Arts Center; Saturday, Dec. 4: Cerro Coso College, Bishop and Thursday, Dec. 9: Lone Pine Film Museum. All screenings start at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10/night, or FREE when you join Friends of the Inyo or renew your membership (in advance or at the door).
“Mono”… the novel
Local non-fiction author David Carle makes his fictional debut with his first novel, “Mono,” just released on his own Phalarope Press imprint.
Between 1934 and 1941, the City of Los Angeles sent 2,000 men to work on aqueducts and an 11-mile tunnel beneath volcanic craters in the Mono Lake basin.”Mono” tells the story of biologist Justin Hearth, who surveys the waters of the Mono Lake watershed, falls in love with that landscape, and also with Alisa Stohler. Her family was forced from a farm in the Owens Valley in 1930 and is now caught up in changes brought by the distant city’s unending thirst for growth.
Carle’s many non-fiction books explore relationships between people and the California environment. Now, through historical fiction, he explores a generation shaped by the Great Depression and facing the threat of world war. What were people thinking back then, as choices were made that endangered Mono Lake and its tributary streams?
The 226-page softcover edition lists for $16.95. In Mono County, the Mono Lake Committee bookstore, Booky Joint and Spellbinder Books should all have copies by Dec. 2. The Committee will host a book signing at the Information Center in Lee Vining on Thursday, Dec. 9, from 4-6 p.m. Carle will also be at the Booky Joint in Mammoth on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 4-6 p.m.
Give thanks for the Book Chalet
The Friends of the Library’s Book Chalet operation will be open Thanksgiving weekend, on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 26-27.
There will be Special Coupons available for $1 off a purchase of $5 or more. The Book Chalet is located on Old Mammoth Rd., across from The Stove Restaurant; open noon to 4 p.m. each day.
14 months of library
Mammoth Lakes Friends of the Library is selling a 2011 “Life in the Eastern Sierra” calendar for $10. The 14-month calendar includes photos of Sam the Read Dog, a Halloween Story Hour, a Young Ladies Tea Party, and other library activities. Also local photographers have submitted photos of familiar landscapes and activities.
Copies are available at the library and at the Book Chalet on Old Mammoth Road. All proceeds go the the library and its programs.
Lots of cool, new stuff is going on in the Mammoth Library, including a new showing of original works by local artists, including “Alice in Wonderland” by Laurel Stanford Manning. Works are for sale, and benefit the Library.
And you can also support Library programs by purchasing the brand new 2011 Calendar, with 14 area scenes from local photographers. Just $10, and makes a great gift. We have one hanging in The Sheet office.