Keeping the Lights On




MANALAPAN – Tiffany lamp designer Clara Wolcott Driscoll, manager of the Women’s Glass Cutting Department of Tiffany Studios during the 19th and early 20th centuries, comes to life in a virtual one-woman theatrical performance by actress Leanna Renee Hieber on Wednesday, Sept. 29 on a Zoom presentation from the Monmouth County Library.

By the Light of Tiffay, a virtual meeting with Clara Driscoll, will be the topic of Hieber’s hour long presentation adapted from the Tiffany artist’s letters, historical record and insights. The ‘virtual’ meeting with the artist highlights the vitality, innovation and importance her work between the late 1800s and 1909.

Heiber, a graduate of Miami University with a degree in theater and a focus on the 19th century, has performed in regional theaters around the nation in both Shakespearean and classical theaters. A licensed New York City tour guide, she has been featured in film and tv shows included Mysteries at the Museum and Boardwalk Empire, and has adapted 19th century literature for the professional stage.

In selecting Driscoll for this presentation, Hieber will bring to life the woman who designed more than 30 Tiffany lamps produced by Tiffany Studios including many well-known floral designs including Wisteria, Dragonfly and Peony.

The session will be conducted on Zoom free of charge. Registration, which is necessary and must be completed by noon Tuesday, Sept 28, is available at www.MonmouthCounty Lib.org, on the Upcoming Events list. Information will be sent by 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept 28, on how to access the performance.

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