Press release from Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library
On the Emmy winning Netflix dark comedy series Orange Is the New Black, Catherine Curtin quickly made a vivid impression as Wanda Bell, the manipulative and mean-spirited Corrections Officer that the native New Yorker describes as “the wrong person in charge;” a “jealous, intimidating, bitchy and angry” martinet who rules her little realm by playing it any which way but nice.
When Curtin visits Middletown Township Public Library on Saturday, April 30, however, she’ll find herself receiving a warm and heartfelt welcome by a roomful of friends — the Friends of the MTPL, hosts of a “Meet the Actress” fundraiser dialogue event dedicated to funding the programs of the library at 55 New Monmouth Road.
Scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m., the event will feature an interview presentation with Curtin, whose many stage and screen credits include a starring turn as a lesbian military veteran in the Off Broadway comedy-drama Burning, in addition to acclaimed supporting roles in the feature films Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Revolutionary Road. She will return in the role of Wanda for Season Four of OITNB, which streams on Netflix beginning at 3:01 EST on Friday, June 17.
Tickets ($25 for adults, $10 for students) may be purchased in advance at the MTPL Reference Desk or at the door on the day of the event. The event is appropriate for adults and teenagers, and is a fundraiser in support of educational initiatives, community programming and special projects at the library while raising awareness of the membership benefits offered to patrons.
For more information about the event, contact the MTPL Reference Desk at (732) 671-3700. For more information about membership in the Friends of the Middletown Township Public Library, contact President Lori Anne Oliwa at LoriAnne@TheWriteAngles.com.