A bit far, but I dare you not to love this:
The Tempest – in two acts
July 6th, 2012 at 7 PM
Town Hall, Royalston
Here is our recipe for summer Shakespeare
Royalston Shakespeare Summer Play
- 25 – 40 youth, ages 7- 16 years, from Royalston and surrounding towns
- 2 new co-directors*
- 3 assistant directors
- one Town Hall
- some very old lights
- some very inexpensive sets
- costumes from Salvation Army
- loads of support from the people of Royalston, especially the friends of the Library and Kathy Morris, Librarian
- enthusiasm and dedication of the youth
- enthusiasm and dedication of the directors
mix with one reduced but not diluted script by Willy Shakespeare
- Get to know one another by playing theater games.
- Then learn the story of the play through improv of key scenes.
- Cast all comers who want them in speaking roles
- Rewrite script as necessary
- Rehearse, rehearse,rehearse.
- Build and paint and practice.
- Devise, beg , borrow and steal properties, costumes and whatever is needed.
- Bake in extremes of summer heat
and 10 days later — perform a 1 – 1.5 hour play for community, family and friends.
* volunteer directors: Noah Dawson – Director Yasmine Seghir – Director
Beth Gospodarek – co director and producer
Caleb Chase – Designer
Gibson LaRoche – Designer
Norah Dooley – assistant
Giraffes are no longer required to stop at the intersection of Webster Street and Hope Avenue:
Regular readers may recall that for several weeks there was a stop sign mounted 11 feet high on that pole above the street name sign (which is mounted at 7 feet). Whether the stop sign was taken down due to a flash of belated common sense, a twinge of embarrassment or a dash of both, here’s hoping that any future signs will be mounted where drivers can actually see them.
It’s not clear whether the powers-that-be still expect right-turning vehicles to stop there sans giraffe-sign, or should we revert to the unmarked & unofficial quasi-yield/right-turn maneuver that prevailed at that intersection for so many years?
Every year, the Highland Street Foundation offers free admission at different museums and cultural venues on Fridays in the summer.
This Friday is the second Free Fun Friday, and offers admission to the following venues:
I must confess that I am a candlepin bowling afficionado and have only done “big ball” bowling twice in my life.
But if big ball is your thing, you can sign your kids (age 15 and under) up for free bowling at AMF. Once you register, you’ll get a weekly voucher for two free games per child per day through September 3, based on lane availability. Shoe rental is not included.
(I will remain faithful to the famously air-conditioned Colonial Bowl.)
(Note: I’m going to try adding free events to a Google Calendar; you can subscribe to the calendar from this address, view it here, or you can view an embedded version on the main Guide to Cheap Worcester page.)
Friends of Newton Hill Concert Series – Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30pm
July 10th – Far From Eden
July 17th – Hot Jazz with Dan Gabel
July 24th – Fast Like Rabbits
July 31st – Ric Porter & the Sons of the Soil
August 7th – Cara Brindisi
August 14th – Chet Williamson
Also, 11th Annual Newton Hill 5K Race Series every Tuesday in August at 6:30 p.m
Park Spirit Concert Series – Elm Park – Thursdays at 6:30pm
July 12th – Slippery Sneakers
July 19th – Union Jack
July 26th – Toni Lynn Washington
August 2nd – Valvatross
August 9th – Mitch Chakour Band
August 16th – Glenn Stuart Band
It’s nice to know that whenever someone in the city gets shot, the telegram.commenters will provide succor to those mourning.
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