A Public Fit to present a staged reading of ‘Cry It Out’; looking at John Water’s ‘Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder’

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I would like to highlight a recurring event that I have been to many times in the past few years and have really enjoyed.

As a part of their season, A Public Fit does several free staged readings at the Clark County Library.

It is free but get there early because they are very popular.

The next event is A Public Fit Theatre Company’s Staged Reading of “Cry It Out” by Molly Smith Metzler on Jan. 31 at 7:30 p.m.

If you have never been to a staged reading, it is basically the play without sets or props.

If you attend plan to stick around for The Buzzz, an interactive discussion between the production cast/crew and the audience. It is well worth the extra time and again it is free!

Audiobook Review

“Mr. Know-It-All: The Tarnished Wisdom of a Filth Elder” by John Waters as read by the author

As you may know, I have a personal affinity for memoirs read by the authors and I love John Waters, although I may not always get him. In my opinion, the first part of the book was the best part. It goes behind the scenes of his bigger movies and there are lots of interesting tidbits. It also serves as a manual for people who would like to get into the movie business, which fascinated me.

He peppers celebrity anecdotes throughout. The acid trip he took in his 1970s with Mink Stole is hilarious. There are a few parts that I didn’t get but I am sure there are die-hard fans that will understand these episodes. Even though we have this book in several different formats, I highly recommend the audiobook version available through Overdrive. Be sure not miss out on the Easter egg at the end.

Materials can be accessed through lvccld. org with a valid library card and pin number. If you need a library card, stop by your local branch and present a valid, government-issued, picture ID or apply online. Send feedback and ideas for this column to ClonanS@LVCCLD.org.

Scott Clonan is a branch manager at Sunrise Library.

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