Vol. 17, No. 16 – May 1 – May 14, 2024 – Ojai News & Events

Local Ojai Author Catherine Ann Jones will visit the Ojai Library at 2pm on Saturday, May 25, to give a talk on her book East & West: Stories of India.

East & West is a captivating book, in which contrasting and complementary aspects of Indian culture are explored through stories of seekers, stories of ordinary Indians, and stories of heroes, frauds, and victims. R.E. Mark Lee, author of World Teacher: The Life and Teachings of J. Krishnamurti, writes that:

“In the best tradition of storytelling in India, this new book by Catherine Ann Jones is a modern classic. Seemingly covering the entirety of Indian culture, values, current events, and philosophy, the fifteen stories in her collection will long be treasured for capturing the ethos of the twenty-first century. In spite of the 114th sloka of the Dharma Shastra that intones ‘The essence of dharma is hidden and elusive,’ it is true that the Catherine Ann Jones dharma is storytelling.”

Description automatically generated with medium confidence Catherine Ann Jones has played major roles in over fifty productions on and off-Broadway, later becoming an award-winning playwright. To learn more about Catherine Ann Jones, visit wayofstory.com.

This event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Ron Solórzano, Regional Librarian, at (805) 218-9146 or [email protected].

The Ojai Library is located at 111 East Ojai Avenue in Ojai, CA. Hours of service are 10am to 8pm Monday through Thursday and 12pm to 5pm Friday through Sunday.

Dear Valued OACT Community and Theater Enthusiasts,

As spring sweeps the valley, our stage switches from one show to the next! Step into an exciting world of live theatrics with our latest offering, One Acts, directed by Steve Grumette. This is a special event to benefit the 85th Anniversary of the Ojai Art Center, and promises to be an unforgettable evening of drama, laughter, and introspection. This short run of performances will play weekends from May 3rd to May 19th in our cozy theater, with a vibrant showcase of compelling one-act plays that explore the nuances of human relationships and personal journeys.

Under the direction of Steve Grumette and Ashley Osler, a dynamic cast featuring Lynn Van Emmerik, Buddy Wilds, Anna Kotula, and Steve Grumette will bring these stories to life. It promises to be an evening that is as enriching as it is entertaining!

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