The American Clock, A Readers’ Theatre Version at the Belfast Free Library

Posted April 25, 2012, at 5:46 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 1, 1970 12 a.m. to 12 a.m.

Location: Belfast Free Library, 106 High Street, Belfast, Maine

For more information:; 338-3884 ext 10;

In celebration of the Belfast Free Library’s 125th Anniversary, a series of special events sponsored by the library’s Trustees, Friends group, and staff has been arranged for the coming year. The next event, a readers’ theater version of Arthur Miller’s “The American Clock” will take place Thursday April 26th at 7pm in the Gammans Room of the library.

Members of the Charlotte Herbold’s Senior College theater class “Plays for the Wise” will present this readers’ theater version of Arthur Miller’s vaudeville epic. Based on Miller’s life and on Studs Turkel’s book “Hard Times”, the play asks, “Is a clock ticking on America?” and demonstrates the cycling of history from the Great Depression to now. As guardians of history, Senior College actors bring their experience of life’s ups and downs to this performance. The reading includes songs from the 1930’s and will be followed by a discussion with the audience. Charlotte Herbold and Juliet Baker are directing the production.

This program is free and open to all. For a full list of the library’s 125th Anniversary events, please visit the library’s website at