Pelham residents directing, acting in ‘Ragtime’ playing this weekend in Yonkers

Pelham residents directing, acting in 'Ragtime' playing this weekend in Yonkers

Three Pelhamites have directing and acting roles in a production of “Ragtime” Little Radical Theatrics will perform this weekend at the Grinton Will Library in Yonkers.

From Pelham, Michael Mirra is the director and Chris Piro is the musical director. Sam Rodd, a senior at Pelham Memorial High School next year, is playing Younger Brother.

“Ragtime” runs tonight at 7 p.m., tomorrow at 2 and 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the library located at 1500 Central Park Ave.

“In an effort to truly live up to its name, Little Radical Theatrics will be bringing to Westchester a wildly theatrical, moving and innovative retelling of one of musical theater’s most celebrated contemporary classics, ‘Ragtime,'” Little Radical Theatrics said in a press releases. “Set in turn-of-the-20th-century New York, a trifecta of inspiring tales are woven together—of an upper-class wife who unexpectedly becomes a single mother, a determined Jewish immigrant and a daring, young Harlem musician—united by their courage, compassion and belief in the promise of the future, as the original melting pot is on the verge of boiling over. Together they confront the timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. This beautiful production is appropriate for all ages. Featuring an incredible cast of ages 11 to 70-plus from all over the Tri-State area.”

Tickets can be purchased by visiting or calling 1-800-838-3006.

(Editor’s note: Sam Rodd is Entertainment Editor of the Pelham Examiner.)