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April 11, 2013

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The Actors Studio of Newburyport is staging a new performance through its Stage Three Workshop series. Endicott creative writing professor and writer Dan Sklar’s “Hack License,” directed by Marc Clopton, will begin a run tomorrow night. The production will continue through April 21.

Shows are scheduled for 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 5.

In the play, a New York City cab driver dreams of meeting her true love, while offering advice and a listening ear to her passengers as she takes them on their travels and trips around the Big Apple.

Stage Three is a theater lab experience designed to promote playwrights’ new works. Sklar has had plays produced at The Firehouse Center for the Arts, La Ma Ma Experimental Theater Club in New York City, Playwright’s Platform, The Boston Theater Marathon at The Calderwood Pavilion in Boston.

Tickets are $18 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. To reserve a seat, call 978-465-1229 or go online at www.newburyportacting.org.

The Actors Studio of Newburyport is located at 50 Water St., The Tannery Mill 1, Suite 5, Newburyport.

Brogan exhibits at Hamilton gallery

Newburyport artist Brian Brogan is hanging a show, “The Painted Story: New Work by Brian Brogan,” at True North Gallery in Hamilton. The exhibit will open Saturday and run through May 24.

The public can attend a reception with Brogan on Saturday from 3 to 6 p.m. True North Gallery is located at 25 Woodbury St.

For Brogan, painting is a form of healing, and shows the relationship between humanity, nature and spirit. He is inspired by dreams, visions and indigenous traditions.

“When I paint, it’s all about balance,” Brogan wrote in a statement. “I try to hold the tension lightly, like when meditating. I’m here, but I’m also somewhere else.”

Brogan has lived in more than 20 countries. He is influenced by Eastern philosophy and the ancient Chinese practices of Qi Gong and Feng Shui.

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