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Here Comes the American Bride, April 22, 2007

... and the Public is Invited to the Wedding Celebration

Actress Judy Bernstein Brings Centuries of Weddings to Life

Sunday, April 22, 2007, 2007, 2:00 p.m., Community Room
Needham Free Public Library, 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA

Free and open to the public

Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Bask in the joy of American wedding celebrations through the centuries—even if you don’t know the happy couples. On Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 pm, the Friends of the Needham Public Library will sponsor the living history program, “Here Comes the American Bride,” and all who love wedding traditions are invited to attend and enjoy. The program will take place in the Community Room of the Needham Public Library, 1139 Highland Avenue, Needham, Mass., and will be free and open to the public. And in the tradition of a wedding celebration, it will be followed by a reception.

“Here Comes the American Bride,” presented by actress Judy Bernstein, will be a one-woman performance that traces the evolution of the American wedding—from its simplest beginnings in the eighteenth century, to the unique celebrations of today. Ms. Bernstein will use authentic letters, diaries and records of weddings past to help “guests” experience the customs and traditions of these celebrations over time. Everyone is encouraged to bring historical wedding gowns or old wedding photos to share during a discussion period after the show.

Ms. Bernstein, who has performed on radio and television, and at the White House Visitors Center, brings great moments in history and famous personalities to life through her entertaining one-woman programs. These programs inspire audiences of all ages and introduce them to a variety of great Americans, from Eleanor Roosevelt to George M. Cohan.

Ms. Bernstein is a graduate of New York University’s School of Dramatic Art and has training as a singer, as well as an actress. She holds a master’s degree in oral communications and has extensive experience teaching at the college level.

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