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NCJW Presents Austin Tichenor on the Power of Comedy and Other Life-Affirming Matters

Teaneck—The National Council of Jewish Women Bergen County Section (NCJW BCS) will blow away the winter blues with an entertaining presentation by Austin Tichenor, playwright, actor, director, and co-Managing Partner of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 12:30 pm, at Temple Emeth, 1666 Windsor Road, Teaneck, NJ. There is no charge and light refreshments will be served. Members, family, friends, and the general public are all welcome.

Austin Tichenor has performed with the Reduced Shakespeare Company around the world, off-Broadway, in London’s West End, in the PBS version of The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), and at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, American Repertory Theatre, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Merrimack Repertory Theatre, and Repertory Theatre of St. Louis. Mr. Tichenor wrote the stage adaptations Dancing on the Ceiling (from Kafka’s “The Metamorphosis”) and Frankenstein, and co-wrote The Complete History of America (abridged), The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged) (Helen Hayes Award nomination, Best New Play), All the Great Books (abridged), Completely Hollywood (abridged), The Complete World of Sports (abridged), The Ultimate Christmas Show (abridged), and The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), all of which have been published and translated into over a dozen languages. Television credits include recurring roles on Alias, 24, The Practice, Ally McBeal, and Felicity, and various guys in ties on ER, The X-Files, The West Wing, Gilmore Girls, Nip/Tuck.

Mr. Tichenor is the co-author of the irreverent reference book Reduced Shakespeare: The Complete Guide for the Attention-Impaired (abridged) and the comic memoir e-book How the Bible Changed Our Lives (Mostly for the Better). He produces and hosts the weekly Reduced Shakespeare Company Podcast, available on iTunes and at www.reducedshakespeare.com. He is a graduate of the University of California at Berkeley and holds an MFA in Directing from Boston University. He may be followed on Twitter @austintichenor.

Gladys Laden, Co-President of NCJW BCS, enthused, “We are fortunate to have such a talented speaker to kick off our spring season. My husband and I saw him perform on the London stage with the hilarious Reduced Shakespeare Company. NCJW BCS members and friends are sure to enjoy Mr. Tichenor’s humorous perspective on the life-enhancing power of comedy.”

For more information on NCJW BCS and the March 17 General Meeting, please visit http://www.ncjwbcs.org.

By Marilyn Sirulnik

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