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Time : June 27-29 at 8 p.m.; June 30 at 2 p.m.
Location : Performing Arts Center
Adapted by James Roose-Evans from Helene Hanffs autobiographical work of the same name, 84 Charing Cross Road is a story about long-distance relationships.
In 1949, Helene, in search of obscure classics and British literature titles she had been unable to find in New York City, notices an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature and contacts Marks & Co., a London bookseller located at 84 Charing Cross Road. Employee Frank Doel fulfills her requests, and a long-distance friendship evolves, not only between the two, but between Helene and other staff members as well. They exchange Christmas packages, birthday gifts, and food parcels to compensate for post-World War II food shortages in Britain. Their letters include discussions about topics as diverse as the sermons of John Donne, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the coronation of Elizabeth II, and how to make Yorkshire pudding.
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