This weekend’s shows were all out of town, with two fabulous performances in a barn in Sudbury and tonight with an enthusiastic full house at the Brendan Behan Pub in Jamaica Plain. The next two weeks we’ll be back in Newton for the final four performances.
This coming weekend, Fri March 6 and Sat March 7, we’re trying something new. We’ll be presenting the play in the private home of Steve Siegel and Theresa St. John in Waban-Newton Highlands. These are likely to be the most intimate performances of the run. The play will be presented right in the living room of their house which should make this already chilling story that much more intense.
The following week it moves to Gregorian Rugs beautiful Fireplace Room in Lower Falls on Saturday March 14 and then the closing night’s performance, on Sunday March 15, back at our home base in Upper Falls at Dunn Gaherins Pub.
Tickets ($20) are available for all four remaining performances at http://NewtonNomadicTheater.org.
The performances by these two actors, Marge Dunn and Billy Meleady, are not to be missed. If you don’t believe me, hear what these folks had to say:
Had a fabulous theatre experience last night! Who knew that local theatre could be so wonderful! I encourage you to check out the Newton Nomadic Theater, that describes itself as “a new theater company dedicated to producing simply staged, high quality theater in unconventional theater spaces.” Currently showing Henry James’ The Turn of the Screw, the acting was stupendous and the venue, in its simplicity was amazing! You will love it!” – Ruth Balser
Interested in seeing a brand new company doing striped down guerrilla theater that moves from venue to venue with brilliant acting and gorgeous storytelling? You must see The Newton Nomadic Theater’s “The Turn of the Screw” by Jeffrey Hatcher starring Billy Meleady and Marge Dunn and directed by Billy Meleady. They perform at various venues through March 15. We saw it last night at The Waban Community Library, a beautiful stone building perfect for a ghost story. Th other locations will lend their own special feel to this beautifully acted story. – Nancy Curran Willis (director)
GREAT SHOW !!!! You should have heard the student responses. I couldn’t have plotted a better example of what theatre really needs to make it memorable…thanks!!!! – Director Nora Hussey, after taking her Wellesley College Directing Class students to a performance.
Another amazing small theatre experience from the Newton Nomadic Theatre. The Turn of the Screw was a wonderfully delivered gripping ghost tale. The actors performances were stellar. From the very reasonable ticket price, to the unique venues to the homey pre-show refreshments, the theatre experience is unlike any other. Must see. – Alicia & Jeff Bowman