It’s another Upper Falls party

It’s another Upper Falls party

For the last two years, two Upper Falls businesses, Dunn Gaherins and Better Life Food, have put together the fabulous Feast of the Falls. It’s a remarkable catered dinner for 300 people at one long table in Hemlock Gorge.  The tickets are handed out free to...
Life of a nomad, Johnny Depp and full houses

Life of a nomad, Johnny Depp and full houses

This weekend, the Newton Nomadic Theater’s production of “Faith Healer” packed all the supplies on the camels, pulled up stakes and moved a few miles down the Charles  River to Gregorian Rugs in Lower Falls. The two shows at Gregorians were once...
If you see one play this year, this is it

If you see one play this year, this is it

When we first decided to start the Newton Nomadic Theater I imagined that we would put on our first play, if we were lucky it would be pretty good.  The next one would be a bit better.  Over time we’d hit our stride and the productions would get even better....

Newton Nomadic Theater is brilliant

In a Carriage House in Newton Upper Falls decorated with minimal staging, I sat, prepared to be underwhelmed, waiting for an amateur production of a new theater company. That never happened. Instead, I was witness to the birth and premiere production of Newton’s...
“Faith Healer” opens this Friday

“Faith Healer” opens this Friday

The first production of the new Newton Nomadic Theater opens this Friday.  “Faith Healer” by Brian Friel will be at Carriage House Violins in Upper Falls this weekend (9/26, 9/27).   It will move to Gregorian Rugs in Lower Falls the following week (10/3,...
New theater is launched in Newton

New theater is launched in Newton

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...
New Newton theater’s drama

New Newton theater’s drama

Over the last few months I’ve been involved with a project to launch a quirky new community theater company in Newton.  The concept behind the Newton Nomadic Theater is that we will produce simply staged plays at a variety of non-conventional spaces around...

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