Past Events at the WCR Center

The Amish Project  

Friday, September 17 - 7:30PM

Saturday, September 18 - 7:30PM

Sunday, September 19 - 3:00PM

The Amish Project, directed by John Gancar, is a fictional exploration of the 2006 Nickel Mines schoolhouse shooting in Lancaster Pennsylvania. It explores the Amish community and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. The play, which was first produced at the New York International Fringe Festival in 2008, was originally performed by the author as a solo piece. The WCR will be producing the ensemble edition with eight well known and talented local actors. 

The Amish Project is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Inc a Concord Theatricals Company.

Masks required.

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Latin Dance Master Class with

Wanda Holdren & live music by

Sonora Los Fantasticos

 

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2021

Time: 7:00 - 8:30PM

Cost: $15

Dancers of all skill levels welcome! Learn Latin dance with Wanda Holdren while you listen to live music performed by Sonora Los Fantasticos! Tickets are $15 - beginners welcome!! 

Masks required.

"All Jazzed Up" Art Reception 

Date: Sunday September 26, 2021 

Time: 2:30PM - 3:30PM

Cost: Free

Artist Rebecca Ross has lived and worked in the Reading area for the past 28 years. She is a studio artist at GoggleWorks Center for the Arts.  For the past three years her artwork has focused on musical performances in the Reading area.  Rebecca is an expressionistic  colorist.  The challenge of the series has been making figurative sketches on-site and further refining them into detailed, full-color paintings and drawings.   Many works are based on performances at Reading's Jazz Fest and Blues Fest.

Masks required.

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Inn at Reading II, 36 by 48 inches, acrylic on canvas, Apr. 2021 by Rebecca Ross

CELEBRATING JOHN PRINE’S LIFE AND MUSIC! 
WCR Center for the Arts Hosting Special 75th Birthday Event

 

Date: Sunday, October 10, 2021

Time: 2:00PM

Cost: Free

The WCR Center for the Arts is excited to invite John Prine fans to remember and celebrate the iconic musician’s 75th birthday on Sunday, October 10, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.

The John Prine celebration will include a showing of “The Best of John Prine on Austin City Limits” video, birthday cake, a toast with Handsome Johnny’s, live music (Prine covers, of course), Prine merch, a chance to reminisce about favorite songs, concerts, and lyrics with other like-minded Prine fans, and fun photo ops. 

Masks required.

Friends of Chamber Music present..

Violins of Hope
 

Date: Friday, November 5, 2021

Time: 7:30PM

Admission: Free to the public

String Quartet for the “Violins of Hope” event featuring Daniel Phillips, Todd Phillips, Catherine Cho & Marcy Rosen

Please note: for the safety of our audience and musicians,

masks will be required for all in attendance.

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Reading Theater Project 

Mixed MESSages 

Performances:

Thursday, November 18, 2021 @ 8PM 

Friday, November 18, 2021 @ 8PM

Saturday, November 19, 2021 @ 8PM

Sunday, November 20, 2021 @ 2PM

Mixing of words, performance styles, and human interaction in the wake of a global pandemic. After months of working alone, we are trying to remember how to work together. Presented through theater, movement, video. 

 

All performance dates are pay what you will.  

 

For more information: info@readingtheaterproject.com or call 484-706-9719. 

 

IMPORTANT: You will be asked to show proof of vaccination at the door and wear a mask for the performance.

For Tickets: https://rtp.ticketleap.com/mess/t/WCR/

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Rachel Ohnsman Live
 

Date: Saturday, November 27, 2021

Time: 7:00PM

Tickets: $10

Rachel Ohnsman performs live with talk-back after the show by Safe Berks

Trigger Warning [SA]

 

Trigger Warning: Album concept and talk-back contain discussion of sexual assault. 

 

Join us as Rachel Ohnsman performs songs off her album Moon Songs; a concept album about sexual assault and her subsequent healing process. Stay after the show as we hear from Stacey Jordan, Managing Director of Community Engagement at Safe Berks, who will share information about the free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault offered by Safe Berks. 

Please note: for the safety of our audience and musicians,

masks & vaccine card or negative Covid test within 48 hours are required for entry.

Purchase Tickets Here: https://square.link/u/O70YSLs9

Special thanks to our event sponsors Berks County Community Foundation and Safe Berks

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My Mother's Refrigerator 

An Art Show hosted by Barrio Alegría 

Date: Friday, December 17, 2021

Time: 6:00 - 8:00PM

The My Mother's Refrigerator art show was designed to create exhibition opportunities for up-and-coming local artists who have never shown work at an established art institution. It is also a way to connect up and coming artists with community members.


This event was designed for folks who have never participated in a gallery show before, but it is also for community members who are looking to support artists by purchasing art.

Everybody's art makes it to My Mother's Refrigerator!

 

If you love to do art, and want to show it, network, meet new people, and have your art purchased by someone from our community, then this is the show to be a part of!

For more information email: arts@barrioalegria.org

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