Back in August I posted here about a new theater company that we were setting up called the Newton Nomadic Theater. As reported back then, shortly after rehearsals began one of the actors (Stephen Cooper) had a horrific accident during a performance of another play at the Boston Center for the Arts. Stephen will be laid up for months and had to drop out. Billy Meleady, another fabulous Boston actor stepped in and picked up the pieces. Billy was just coming off a role in Black Mass, the new movie about Whitey Bulger starring Johnny Depp.
Tickets for our first production, “Faith Healer” by Brian Friel just went on sale today and it promises to be a an amazing show. Faith Healer will have a three week run from Sept 26 – Oct 11 on Friday and Saturday nights.
The concept of the Nomadic Theater is that it will be a roving company that will move around to unusual performance paces in and around Newton. This first production will open in Upper Falls at the intimate Carriage House Violins recital hall. The following week it will move to Lower Falls in the wonderful Gregorian Rugs showroom. The closing week will in Newton Center at the First Baptist Church’s historic chapel.
We need all the help we can get to get this off the ground, so spread the word, tell your friends, buy some tickets and support homegrown Newton theater – http://NewtonNomadicTheater.org
If all goes according to plan, next up we’ll be organizing a Story Slam event in November and another full production in spring 2015.