Tuesday, May 7, 2013
The 'modern noir thriller' will be on stage May 3-18.
Theatre on Fire will return to the local stage with a modern noir thriller, "Almost Blue," running May 3-18 at the Charlestown Working Theater. The show will run Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. "A modern noir thriller set in a seedy rooming house, 'Almost Blue' assembles a classic quartet of characters: a man just out of prison trying to stay straight, a strange loner down the hall who writes pornographic greeting cards, a violent ex-con who wants to settle old scores, and of course, the beautiful woman in trouble," according to the show description. "Brutal yet funny, 'Almost Blue' is a taut journey into the dark night, full of plot twists and sultry exchanges, with the tour-de-force acting you've come to expect from TOF." …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
Learn more about the theater and help mark this milestone at an event Sunday at Warren Tavern
The Charlestown Working Theater Board of Directors will celebrate 20 years of inspired service by directors Jennifer Johnson, Kristin Johnson and John Peitso at and event to be held Sunday, April 28 from 4-7 p.m. at the Warren Tavern. Professional actors and lifelong Charlestown residents, Jennifer and Kristin Johnson, along with Jennifer's husband, John Peitso, also a professional actor as well as a composer and multi-instrumentalist, took stewardship of the Charlestown Working Theater at a time when it was in danger of closing. Learning the management side of the business as they went, they established ongoing successful and innovative educational and community programming at Charlestown Working Theater. They also established The …
Monday, April 8, 2013
The family-friendly puppet show will be on the local stage April 13-14.
Charlestown Working Theater will present the family-friendly puppet show "Squirrel Stole My Underpants" on April 13 and 14. In the show, Sylvie is sent to the backyard to hang up the laundry. The moment her back is turned, a mischievous squirrel steals her favorite piece of clothing and runs off. When Sylvie gives chase, an entire world emerges from her laundry basket, and curious characters show her the way through mysterious lands. Award-winning actor and dancer Bonnie Duncan premiered this show for 10 sold-out performances in January. Duncan designed and sewed all the puppets herself. Materials for scene changes emerge from a laundry basket. A nightgown becomes a rippled ocean. Tattered flannel shirts evoke an evil forest. The squirrel…
Friday, February 15, 2013
The play will be performed by students in the after-school Shakespeare on the Out program.
Students from Charlestown High School will join others from the Shakespeare on the Out program to bring the play “Henry V” alive on the Charlestown Working Theater stage this weekend. The after-school program is part of Somerville-based Actors’ Shakespeare Project, an organization that brings the words and stories of playwright William Shakespeare to modern audiences through a variety of projects. CHS students Elizabeth McGrath and Shafae Crawford are among the youth who will perform in the show, along with other students from Boston Day and Evening Academy. “Henry V” will be on the Charlestown stage Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets are free and can be reserved online.
Thursday, February 7, 2013
The theater's Board of Directors is hosting a celebration on Sunday, Feb. 10 at the Warren Tavern.
Thursday, February 7
By Tricia Murray In 1993, two intrepid Charlestown Working Theater alumnae became co-directors of the place where they first honed their acting skills. Professional actors and lifelong Charlestown residents Jennifer and Kristin Johnson, along with Jennifer's husband, John Peitso, a graduate of Boston University's Theater Study program and a composer and multi-instrumentalist, took stewardship of the Charlestown Working Theater at a time when it was in danger of closing. Learning the management-side of the business as they went, they established ongoing successful and innovative educational and community programming at the theater. They also established The Resident Artist Series, a performance series featuring the original work of Boston …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Nine-year-old David Sullivan will play an orphan in Wheelock Family Theatre's winter production.
A young Charlestown resident is performing in Wheelock Family Theatre's winter production of the musical "Oliver," on stage Jan. 25 through Feb. 24 at Wheelock College in Boston. Nine-year-old David Sullivan, appearing in the production as one of the hungry orphans, is a Charlestown native and a third grade student at The Advent School in Beacon Hill. He has appeared in several productions at the Charlestown Working Theater including the role of Boy Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol," William Shakespeare in an adaptation of "Twelfth Night" and most recently Sir Max in "King John." Sullivan enjoys playing the piano, singing with the Boston Children's Chorus, playing soccer and studying mathematics. Adapted from the novel "Oliver Twist" by …