The latest NewRep Theatre production, Heartland, begins this weekend at the Mosesian Center for the Arts with pay-what-you-can previews on Saturday and Sunday. The play will be held in the Black Box Theater from Jan. 12 to Feb. 9 at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown. NewRep describes Heartland:
When Afghan refugee Nazrullah shows up on the doorstep of retired professor Dr. Harold Banks claiming to have known his adopted daughter Getee, the two become unlikely roommates and friends. Getee and Nazrullah’s relationship unfolds in a series of dramatized memories that reveal their uniquely human journey while stunning us with a new understanding of America’s tragic impact on Jihadism in Afghanistan.
The Watertown Children’s Theatre will celebrate its 35th anniversary with an event dubbed “There’s No Place Like Home.” The following information came fro the Watertown Children’s Theatre:
The Watertown Children’s Theatre at the Mosesian Center for the Arts celebrates 35 years as a cultural and educational resource for the community by providing opportunities for all children to appreciate, participate, and grow in the performing arts. WCT’s 35th Anniversary Celebration will be on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at the The Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St., Watertown, MA 02472. Doors/Reception begins at 5 p.m., Program begins at 7 p.m.
Ticket includes Dinner Buffet, a fabulous evening of performances from past and present students, faculty, and more, and a dessert reception. Please note T-Shirt and Sweatshirt orders placed after Wednesday, Oct.
The following information was provided by the Mosesian Center for the Arts:
Mosesian Center for the Arts welcomes you to become a part of this exciting art
community. Thousands of artists, patrons, students and guests visit MCA every week. Reliable volunteers are an important element in the center’s success throughout the year. There are a variety of volunteer positions available: Ushers, classroom assistants and greeters. Volunteers will be trained in their responsibilities and will be eligible to earn volunteer credits that can be applied to a class or ticket purchase (Mosesian productions only).
The Mosesian Center for the Arts is proud to announce the Earfull Fall 2018 Series – three evening events of literature and music with “Writers Reading and Songwriters Singing.”
Earfull events will take place October 16, November 13, and December 18 in our Black Box Theater, and feature world renowned authors and musicians reading and performing some of their latest works. October 16
Authors: Dawn Clifton Tripp – Moon Tide, The Season of Open Water, Game of Secrets, Jonathan Wilson – The Hiding Room, A Palestine Affair, Kick and Run
Musicians: Chris Freeman (of Parsonsfield), Walter Rodriguez
Authors: Andre Dubus III – House of Sand and Fog, The Garden of Last Days, Gone So Long, Rowan Hiyaso Buchanan – Harmless Like You
Musicians: Andrea Gillis, Carissa Johnson
Authors: Steve Yarbrough – The Realm of Last Chances, Safe From The Neighbors, The End of California, Daphne Kalotay – Russian Winter, Sight Reading, Calamity and Other Stories
Musicians: Honeysuckle, TBA
The brainchild of Boston Musician and Author Jen Trynin and bookstore connoisseur Tim Huggins, Earfull first launched in the Fall of 2001 with the concept that, given a conducive environment, book people will appreciate being exposed to live music, and rock people will realize how cool it is to hear great authors reading their work aloud! EARFULL aimed to provide that environment, combining prominent author readings with established singer-songwriters in the hopes of broadening the appreciation of and audiences for both. After a brief hiatus from multiple sold-out seasons of the series, the Mosesian Center for the Arts brought the beloved programming back for a second season to a whole new audience. Single tickets and Series Passes are on sale now and can be purchased at MosesianArts.org.
The following announcement was provided by Upstage Lung Cancer:
Kicking off its 10th anniversary celebration of utilizing the performing arts to raise awareness for the fight against lung cancer, Upstage Lung Cancer (ULC) presents a one-night-only cabaret concert benefitBarbra, Bette & Bernadette, on Tuesday, October 23, 7:30 pm at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown. The event is open to the public, a pre-concert silent auction begins at 6 pm. Presented in partnership with the LUNGevity Foundation, all proceeds from the performance support the critically important cause of early lung cancer detection research. A high-spirited evening of music making and storytelling, Barbra, Better & Bernadette honors the voices of Barbra Streisand, Bette Midler and Bernadette Peters, three iconic female performing artists. The concert salutes the towering, talented trio of beloved and powerful singers who have transformed today’s popular music, leaving an indelible mark on the world of entertainment. Notably, all three women performed the role of Dolly Levi in the Broadway musical Hello Dolly, a powerful, charismatic and determined woman with heart.
Mosesian Center for the Arts sent out the following information:
Writers reading, Songwriters singing, it’s the return of Earfull – Spring 2018 Edition at The Mosesian Center for the Arts! Join us for another amazing series of authors and musicians coming together for intimate performances on the Branch Line patio (321 Arsenal Street Watertown, MA.)
Doors at 6:30 p.m., Show at 7:00 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets please visit us at http://www.mosesianarts.org/index.php/shows/mosesian-live/earfull-spring-2018
Earfull is made possible in part by Q Division, Brookline Booksmith, and Creamer Management
Spring 2018 Lineup:
Authors: Celeste Ng & Richard Russo
Musicians: Vapors of Morphine & Audrey Harrer
Authors: Tova Mirvis & Stephen McCauley
Musicians: Water and Sand (Kim Taylor and Todd Thibaud) & Ward Hayden (Girls Guns & Glory)
Authors: KL Pereira & Lydia Millet
Musicians: Duke Levine & Sarah Borges
The Mosesian Center for the Arts will host Art & Soul, with a gala featuring an acclaimed Rock & Roll historian, a concert and a BBQ dinner to go along with an art exhibit featuring portraits of rock musicians. Gala
On Thursday, April 12th, The Mosesian Center for the Arts will honor Peter Guralnick, Rock ‘n’ Roll historian extraordinaire and acclaimed author, known for his prize-winning two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis and his most recent biography, Sam Phillips: The Man who invented Rock ’n’ Roll. The evening’s Rock ‘n’ Roll celebration – Art & Soul, a fundraiser for the Mosesian Center for the Arts (MCA) kicks off with a Memphis-style BBQ dinner followed by a spirited conversation with Guralnick and storied writer, and editor Mark Feeney, followed by a Rock ‘n’ Soul Revue featuring Giant Kings with Special Guests Barrence Whitfield, Dennis Brennan, Andrea Gillis, and Jesse Dee! Giant Kings are Chris Cote, Duke Levine, Kevin Barry, Marty Ballou, Andy Plaisted, Paul Ahstrand, and Mark Earley
For more information about the gala click here: http://www.mosesianarts.org/index.php/shows/mosesian-live/2018-mosesian-award-gala
On view March 22 through May 18, 2018 during regular business hours and during evening and weekend theater events. Opening reception March 23, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (free and open to the public). Coinciding with our Annual Mosesian Award Gala that will honor Rock ‘n Roll historian, acclaimed author and prolific storyteller Peter Guralnick, the Art & Soul exhibition features professional and emerging contemporary art, as well as fan art, that is inspired by, pays tribute to or otherwise celebrates musicians, bands and music culture.
This spring there will be many ways for community residents, both young and old, to get involved with Watertown’s Kingian Nonviolence initiative, said local organizers. Kingian nonviolence is a train- the-trainer model created by civil rights leader, Dr. Bernard Lafayette, that applies Dr. Martin Luther King’s philosophy and methods to current conflicts. Community Mural Project: One way to get involved is through a mixed media mural to be created on the back wall of the Watertown Boys & Girls Club. On March 3rd, 17th, and 31st project organizers will host a series of free tile painting/making and mosaic-building workshops at HATCH Makers’ Space (20 Summer St.), to create pieces of the mural. There will also be a free tile painting/making workshop at the Mosesian Center for the Arts on March 10th as part of a Spring Festival.