THE LIBRARY PROJECT:
7 New Plays in 1 Night!
BALANCE A DIME
playwright: Jason Patrick Wells
director: Ian Alderman
cast: (seated, left to right) Christopher Korenowsky, Will Baker
(standing, left to right) Meg Black*, Louis Mangini and Michael Smith**
“So I ask that for the next few moments you hold your breath, as I hold mine so we can, together, try to do the impossible: balance a dime on its edge.” —Prologue, BALANCE A DIME
The executive director of the New Haven Free Public Library, Christopher Korenowsky had never met Will Baker, the executive director of the Institute Library, until they were both in rehearsal for THE LIBRARY PROJECT. Explore the complicated and fascinating historical relationship between these two esteemed New Haven literary establishments as we attempt to do the impossible: balance a dime on its edge.
*Meg Black, Membership Services & Outreach Coordinator of the Institute Library, replaces Will Baker in the role of the Institute Library during the weekend of November 3-4.
**Michael Smith appears courtesy of Actor’s Equity Association
Photo by Dana Astmann