Tuesday, September 2, 2014
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Bucks-related reading at Philly's Free Library

Levittown will be the focus of a reading at Philadelphia's Free Library on Tuesday night (that's tonight), as author Michael Sokolove visits to discuss his book about a Bristol Township drama teacher.

Bucks-related reading at Philly's Free Library

Lou Volpe giving directions to his students at Truman High in Levittown. CAROL L. GROSS
Lou Volpe giving directions to his students at Truman High in Levittown. CAROL L. GROSS

Levittown will be the focus of a reading at Philadelphia's Free Library on Tuesday night (that's tonight), as author Michael Sokolove visits to discuss his book about a Bristol Township drama teacher.

Sokolove, a former Inquirer staffer and contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, wrote this book - Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town, and the Magic of Theater - about Lou Volpe, the renowned drama teacher at Harry S. Truman High School. Sokolove was a student of Volpe's at Truman in 1972.

The book's description says it is "Friday Night Lights meets Glee," and The Inquirer's review is glowing.

"It is not a book simply worthy of being read," wrote reviewer Bill Lyon, "it is a book worthy of being devoured."

An excerpt from the book was published in The New York Times Magazine last month.

Admission to Tuesday night's event is free. More details can be found here, or by calling 215-567-4341.

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