Local Theatre Powerhouse Weston Drama Workshop: Tickets on Sale
It’s time to get your tickets for the best nonprofit youth theater you will see grace the auditorium of Regis College. Six productions will hit the main stage and the black box theatre and you won’t want to miss any of them. Trust me on this one–last year, I saw three of the productions and regretted that I had not seen them all. My favorite, if you must know, was Metamorpheses which had some amazing candle and splash pool action and made me want to shout “don’t look back, you dingbat Orpheus” but I resisted.
Now in its 60th anniversary season, Weston Drama Workshop features participants entering Grade 5 through age 23.
All six casts have been rehearsing for these productions since early June, and will perform at the Regis Fine Arts Center between July 17 and July 30. With over 30 performances in the span of a jam-packed three weeks, Weston Drama Workshop continues its long-standing tradition of providing the MetroWest community and beyond with quality youth theater.
Fifteen Weston residents will appear onstage this summer. WDW’s younger ensemble—participants in the Morning Program and the Afternoon Program—will perform two productions: Tuck Everlasting, a musical based on the novel by Natalie Babbitt and directed by Aidan O’Hara, and Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures, a Theater for Young Audiences play based on the book by Lois Lowry and directed by Callie Llewellyn. Among the young actors performing in these two productions are Weston residents Imogen Campbell, Eila Kakkar, Elena Majors, Lucy McGuire, Maeve Porter, Bonnie Shao, Deahna Spada, and Jonah Watkins.
The program’s older ensemble, ages 14-23, will perform two main stage musicals and two black box plays. Audiences will travel back to the age of Shakespeare in Something Rotten!, directed by Chris Brindley; dive into the world of the Frankenstein family in Young Frankenstein adapted from the famous Mel Brooks movie and directed by Skylar Grossman; witness a 1920s Broadway controversy intertwined with Jewish culture in Indecent, written by Paula Vogel and directed by Stephanie Manning; and explore the boundaries of illusion and reality in Luigi Pirandello’s masterpiece, Six Characters in Search of an Author, directed by Tristan Burke. Among the performers starring in these four productions are Weston residents Erin Aldrich, Kian Debenham, Christina Kulow, John Kulow, Alexandra Olander, Lanz Perez-Kudzma, Christopher Tillen, and Jonathan Tillen.
Tickets are available at www.westondramaworkshop.org/tickets, and questions can be directed to the box office at 781-768-7070. All performances are held at Regis College’s air-conditioned Fine Arts Center.
The performance schedule is as follows:
Tuck Everlasting: Saturday, July 23 at 10:30am; Monday, July 25 at 7:00pm;
Tuesday, July 26 at 7:00pm; Thursday, July 28 at 10:30am; Saturday, July 30 at
Gooney Bird Greene and Her True Life Adventures: Sunday, July 17 at 10:30am;
Friday, July 22 at 5:00pm; Sunday, July 24 at 10:30am; Tuesday, July 26 at 10:30am;
Wednesday, July 27 at 5:00pm.
Something Rotten: Friday, July 22 at 8:00pm; Saturday, July 23 at 2:00pm;
Sunday, July 24 at 7:00pm; Thursday, July 28 at 8:00pm; Saturday, July 30 at 8:00pm.
Young Frankenstein: Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm; Saturday, July 23 at 8:00pm;
Sunday, July 24 at 2:00pm; Friday, July 29 at 8:00pm; Saturday, July 30 at 2:00pm.
Indecent: Friday, July 22 at 7:00pm; Saturday, July 23 at 2:30pm; Sunday, July
24 at 2:00pm; Wednesday, July 27 at 9:00pm; Thursday, July 28 at 7:00pm; Saturday,
July 30 at 5:30pm.
Six Characters in Search of an Author: Thursday, July 21 at 7:00pm; Saturday,
July 23 at 7:30pm; Sunday, July 24 at 7:00pm; Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30pm; Friday, July
29 at 7:00pm; Saturday, July 30 at 1:00pm.