‘In the stars’

On Saturday, Feb. 22, the Rockland Center for the Arts presents “Lost in the Stars,” a video portrait of Maxwell Anderson, the late playwright/screenwriter – and former New City and Stamford resident – whose work often embraced an array of historical themes from Tudor England (“Anne of a Thousand Days”) to Dutch New York (“Knickerbocker Holiday”).  Among Anderson’s other plays was “Valley Forge” (1934), about the winter George Washington, born on Feb. 22, 1732, and his men spent in 1777-78 at the Pennsylvania locale, a crucible for the Continental Army.

The free 7 p.m. screening will include a meet-and-greet with writer-producer Richard Connelly, a Rockland resident. (The title of his documentary comes from the name of the 1949 musical Anderson wrote with Kurt Weill while they both lived on South Mountain Road in New City.)

“Lost in the Stars” is presented in conjunction with RoCA’s exhibit “American Modernism: 20th Century Influencers in Rockland” (through Sunday, Feb. 23), which explores art by luminaries who lived in Rockland County from the 1910s through the ’60s.

For more, visit rocklandcenter.org

– Georgette Gouveia

 

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