Gas Lamp Players perform Dear Friend, Historical Reminiscences from Old Glen Ridge
Back in the second half of the 19th-century, the area now known as Glen Ridge was part of Bloomfield and called "The Hill." Cows roamed Bloomfield and Glen Ridge, and sometimes nibbled at people’s gardens and talk of secession filled the air. But the secession being talked about had nothing to do with the Confederacy or the Civil War. It was Glen Ridge’s desire to secede from Bloomfield, which it ultimately did in 1895.
The staged dramatic reading of letters and diaries written by Glen Ridge residents between 1860 and 1895 will be performed in the historic Van Fossan Theater (formerly Westminster Presbyterian Church) on the Bloomfield College Campus, one of the events in the continuing series to celebrate the Bicentennial of Bloomfield.
The material was adapted and directed by Jessica Sporn in conjunction with the Glen Ridge Historical Society.
Tuesday, October 23 at 8:00 PM
Van Fossan Theater
449 Franklin Street (corner of Franklin and Fremont Streets)
Free of charge.
Sponsored by the Bloomfield Bicentennial Committee and the Historical Society of Bloomfield