The free series of programs, entitled "On an Anniversary: J.M. Synge, 1871 – 1909" will be presented at the Bruno Walter Auditorium of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts March 23-April 30.
On March 23 at 6 PM, Charlotte Moore will direct Sternhagen in a staged reading of Synge's one-act Riders to the Sea. A reading of In the Shadow of the Glen will follow.
A performance of selections from the Ralph Vaughan Williams opera of Riders to the Sea will be presented April 4 at 3 PM; while a panel including Mary Burke, Howard Keeley, Lucy McDiarmid and Abby Bender will discuss the play itself on April 13 at 6 PM.
On April 25 at 3 PM, choreographer Mary Anthony will discuss her work Threnody, which is based on Synge's Riders; the 1934 documentary "Man of Aran" and the documentary of the making of the film "Making of the Myth" will be screened on April 30 at 4 PM.
For further information phone (212) 870-1630 or visit NYPL.