Thursday, January 31, 2013
Roslindale's Erik Gehring's 'Meadow in the Mist' will be on display as part of the 2013 Member Exhibition.
Roslindale's Erik Gehring's work will be on display in the Jamaica Plain Artists Association's 2013 Member Exhibition. The association is a group of artists who make and promote art in the Jamaica Plain community. The 2013 Member Exhibition is at the Footlight Club, 7a Eliot St., Jamaica Plain. The reception is on Sat., Feb. 9 from 5–7 p.m.; with normal viewing hours for the exhibition are from 7–8 p.m. preceding the Footlight Club’s evening performances of “Wait Until Dark” on: Friday, 2/1; Saturday, 2/2; Friday 2/8; Saturday 2/9; Friday 2/15; and Saturday 2/16. The subject matter and artistic disciplines presented vary in accordance with the interests of each artist, according to a press release. JPAA members who are exhibiting …
Friday, September 14, 2012
Essential daily information at a glance, including a community health fair in Jackson Square on Saturday and lots and lots of arts and history in Centre/South.
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Friday, September 14, 2012
1. Community Health Fair: Get free screenings for diabetes, high blood pressure and other health problems. Plus Zumba, raffles and much more. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday at the Martha Eliot Health Center, just up from the Jackson Square T. 2. Revolutionary Encampment: If you hear musket fire from the Loring-Greenough House on Saturday, don't be alarmed. It's a visit from War of Independence-era reenactors. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday. For a flavor of what you'll see and hear, check out this JP Patch file video. 3. Lisa Redfern in Concert: Speaking of the Loring-Greenough House, Friday night it hosts singer-songwriter Lisa Redfern. 8 p.m. Friday, $15. 4. The Tempest: I love our neighborhood. Right across from where Redfern will be playing her…
Monday, October 17, 2011
The creatively-clad crowded the Footlight Club to show their support for JP Centre/South Main Streets, which will now hold First Thursdays year-round.
On Saturday night, normally down-to-earth JP’ers put down their garden tools and left their dog leashes and bike helmets behind for a night of glitz and gaiety at the 9th Annual Artists’ Ball. The pre-Halloween fundraiser for JP Centre/South Main Streets recalled scenes from Mardi Gras or the Carnival in Venice as the creatively-clad community crowded the Footlight Club to show their support for the organization. Some of the merrimakers who masqueraded at the benefit included Jeff Ferris of Ferris Wheels Bike Shop accompanied by his date, an incognito caricature of Barbara Streisand. Jim and Susan Petrik of JP Licks fame arrived in head-turning full Renaissance regalia. Like many of those present, Patti and Larry McKenna of JP wore …
Saturday, June 4, 2011
Shared purpose, professionalism, and love of the stage drive JP’s community theater.
Just days away from the premiere of “Dearly Departed” there are no jitters among the cast and crew as they rehearsed their roles and set the stage for The Footlight Club’s latest production. Energy, enthusiasm, and collaborative effort motivate the multi-talented team to create a professional and seamless staging of David Bottrell’s & Jesse Jones’ drama at Jamaica Plain’s community theatre. “I enjoy working towards a common goal,” stated JP resident and producer Kristin MacDougall, as she downed a Coors Light needed as a prop for “Dearly Departed,” a tragic comedy filled with classless but sympathetic characters. Like most of the other cast and crew at The Footlight Club, her day job is far removed from the lure of the stage. Chris Nadeau…
The community theatre’s accomplished production is a not-to-be-missed exploration of NASCAR-generation Southern grotesquery.
Premiering last night, “Dearly Departed” is billed by The Footlight Club as a “drop dead funny play.” There are certainly plenty of hearty laughs in David Bottrell’s and Jessie Jones’ drama, set in the backwoods of the American South. But most of the characters are actually as tragic as they are comic. Exactly how funny you will find it may depend on your mood, the weather, or what you had for dinner. The surprising and hilarious opening scene sets the stage for much of the action that follows. Raynelle Turpin (Barbara Dempsey-West), a simple Christian woman, recites an unending monologue, oblivious to the fact that her mute husband is suffering from a stroke. After Bud (David Lutheran) suddenly falls dead to the floor, the rest of …
Saturday, April 2, 2011
"RENT" rocks on opening night! The show runs through April 16.
“RENT,” The Footlight Club’s current production, opened to a packed house last night. The community theatre’s adaptation of Jonathan Larson’s retro rock opera is a stellar display of talent. Directed by Bill Doscher, the gifted lead characters are supported by an inspired cast, all of whom sung and danced their ways into the avid audience’s heart. Set in New York’s gritty East Village at the end of the last millennium, “RENT” is the story of an artsy group of down and out friends who are beset by drug addiction and AIDS. The plot is propelled by a trio of romances. Roger (played by Joshua Rajman,) is an aspiring HIV-infected musician, and junkie Mimi (Sara Jane Burns,) whose name and terminal illness is borrowed from Puccini’s La Boheme, …