Taking center stage – summer theater productions in the area

Every summer, I share options for attending community theater in the area. Options are limited this summer,* but they do exist.

In Framingham, A Common Thread Theater Company, is getting ready to perform Still Life for Iris, a family friendly adventure fantasy drama.


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The play was purportedly the first one written for young audiences to have won a he Kennedy Center’s prestigious “Fund for New American Plays” Award. Entertainment Inc describes:

Still Life with Iris posterA fantastical adventure set in the magical land of Nocturno, where all the things one sees by day are made at night while the rest of the world sleeps and all the residents wear coats made of memories. When the coat of a young girl named Iris is taken from her she must use her only clue, a single coat button to help her on her quest to regain her memory, her family, and her home. Iris’s heart warming and exciting crusade recovers more than just her past.

Players will take the stage at Dennison Memorial Hall at Boston Church of Christ on Concord Street in Framingham. There will be six performances from August 6 – 15, (Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm and Sundays at 3:00 pm).  You can buy tickets for $15 each here. You can learn more about the theater company here.

The only other area productions this summer are ones performed at the end of SkyRise Children’s Theater’s camp weeks by campers. The public is welcome to attend the performance, but tickets must be purchased this year. Prices range from $5/$8 per child to $8/$15 per adult:

SkyRise Children's Theater summer series 2021 posterWilly Wonka KIDS (week 1) – July 23 at 2pm $8/each – Location Whitensville Christian School

Legally Blonde Jr – July 23 at 5pm $8/child $15/adult – Gibbons Middle School, Westborough

Yellow Tails – July 30 at 3pm $5/each – Location Gibbons Middle School, Westborough

Aladdin KIDS – July 30 at 2pm- $8 each – Location Westborough High School

Matilda Jr (week 1) – August 6 at 3pm- $8/child $15/adult – Gibbons Middle School, Westborough

The Red Cape – August 6 at 2pm $5/each- Location Westborough High School

Willy Wonka KIDS (week 2) – August 13 at 2pm $8/each – Location Westborough High School

Seven Men – August 13 at 3pm $5/each – Location Gibbons Middle School, Westborough

Matilda Jr (week 2) August 20 at 3pm $8/child $15/adult – Gibbons Middle School, Westborough

To purchase tickets, click here.

If you know of other plays in the immediate vicinity, please share it in the comments.

*Nothing is currently being promoted by the other usual area players: River’s Edge Arts Alliance, the Framingham Community Theater, or Westborough Players.

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