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Getting into the act

  • Nora Fiffer of Peterborough and Sarah Sandback of Hanock work on a monologue at the MaXT Makerspace in Peterborough. (Ashley Saari / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Ashley Saari—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

  • Nora Fiffer of Peterborough and Sarah Sandback of Hanock work on a monologue at the MaXT Makerspace in Peterborough. (Ashley Saari / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Ashley Saari—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

  • Nora Fiffer of Peterborough and Sarah Sandback of Hanock work on a monologue at the MaXT Makerspace in Peterborough. (Ashley Saari / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Ashley Saari—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

  • Nora Fiffer of Peterborough and Sarah Sandback of Hanock work on a monologue at the MaXT Makerspace in Peterborough. (Ashley Saari / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Ashley Saari—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

  • Nora Fiffer of Peterborough, right, and Sarah Sandback of Hancock work on a monologue at the MaXT Makerspace in Peterborough. Staff photo by Ashley Saari

  • Nora Fiffer of Peterborough and Sarah Sandback of Hanock work on a monologue at the MaXT Makerspace in Peterborough. (Ashley Saari / Monadnock Ledger-Transcript) Staff photo by Ashley Saari—Monadnock Ledger-Transcript



Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Thursday, May 04, 2017 6:40AM

It’s never too late to pursue a dream.

Sarah Sandback of Hancock loved the idea of being an actress as a young girl — as most young girls do — but her mother steered her to the visual arts instead, fearing the potential undue influences in Hollywood. Still, said Sandback, movies and drama continued to fascinate her well into adulthood.

“I think there’s a tremendous value in telling stories publicly,” said Sandback. “Because, depending on the story, it can be very cathartic, even healing for entire communities.”

Now, she said, she’s at a place in her life where her children are older and more independent and she’s able to pursue that interest, through an adult acting class taught by Peterborough resident Nora Fiffer.

“I told her that I had this secret little dream that I want to get an Oscar when I’m 80 or something, just to show women that you don’t have to do things when you’re young, and that you don’t always have to choose between a family and your dreams,” said Sandback. 

The eight-week course had students prepare a monologue and a partnered scene. 

Fiffer will be holding a second adult acting class on May 17 through June 28 on Wednesday nights. The location is to be announced. The cost of the class is $200 for eight weeks. Call Fiffer at 224-420-1285 or norafiffer@gmail.com to register. 

 

Ashley Saari can be reached at 924-7172 ext. 244 or asaari@ledgertranscript.com. She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT.