Author: John Quinn (Page 1 of 13)

Peter Pan — Sept 14-17, 2017

Tickets are available at the door.

Hearts Like Fists – May 4-7 2017

“Parody and punches fly in Adam Szymkowicz’s “Hearts Like Fists” … The combination is madcap. Pretty hysterical too… Hurting for a laugh? These Crimefighters should save the day.” –New York Times

“Hearts Like Fists . . . is a silly, over-the-top, and adventurous comic book-style play that offers a fun, twisted exploration of what it means when someone Hulk-smashes your heart on the ground into a million pieces… Fists argues that the most important moments in life are the ones directly in front of us, and that we shouldn’t let being hurt in the past affect our decisions moving forward. It’s goofy. It’s absurd. But it hits hard where it counts—right in the ticker.” –Village Voice

Hearts Like Fists – Norwood High School – Spring 2017

89th Annual New England Theatre Festival 2017


April 20-22, 2017

at Norwood High School,
245 Nichols Street, Norwood MA 02062
Norwood Host Director: John Quinn, email
Registration & Scheduling Coordinator: Pete Tarsi email
Participants: Click for 2017 NEDF Packet.


Co-hosted by Norwood and Attleboro high schools, the three-day New England Theatre Festival 2017 is focused on the celebration of theatre, running from Thursday, April 20th through Saturday, April 22nd.

Ticket Information

Tickets will be available at the door. There should be plenty of room for family and friends, so please invite them to come support you! Pricing will be as follows:

  • Any Block of 2 Shows: $6
  • Thursday, 4 Shows: $10
  • Friday, 6 Shows: $15
  • Saturday, 2 Shows: $6
  • Full Festival Ticket, 12 Shows: $25

Performance schedule

THURSDAY, 4/20/2017

9:00a Tech: A – Norwood MA
10:00a Tech: B – Joseph Case MA
11:00a Tech: C – St. Raphael RI
12:00n Tech: D – Coventry RI
12:30p Lunch
1:00p Tech: E – Kinsella CT
2:00p Director Meeting
2:00p Student Introductory Forums
2:30p OPENING CEREMONY
3:00p SHOW #1 – St. Raphael, RI No Rhyme, No Reason (Then and Now)
4:00p SHOW #2 – Norwood, MA Pretty Theft
5:00p Student & Director Forums
5:30p Dinner
5:45p Tech: F – Coe Brown NH
7:00p SHOW #3 – Coventry, RI The Insanity of Mary Girard
8:00p SHOW #4 – Coe-Brown, NH Medea
9:00p Student & Director Forums
9:30p Entertainment / Social Time
10:00p End of day

FRIDAY, 4/21/2017

7:45a Tech: G – Milton VT
8:00a NEDC Business Meeting
8:00a Breakfast
8:45a Tech: H — Essex VT
10:00a SHOW #5 – Milton, VT Poe’s Midnight Dreary
11:00a SHOW #6 – Kinsella Magnet, CT Antigone
12:00n Student & Director Forums
12:30p Lunch
12:45p Tech: I – John Stark NH
1:00p Workshop 1
1:45p Tech: J – Joel Barlow CT
2:00p Workshop 2
3:00p SHOW #7 – Essex, VT The Boy at the Edge of Everything
4:00p SHOW #8 – John Stark, NH She Kills Monsters: Young Adventurers Edition
5:00p Student & Director Forums
5:30p Dinner
5:45p Tech: K – Falmouth ME
7:00p SHOW #9 – Joel Barlow, CT Rashomon
8:00p SHOW #10 – Falmouth, ME The Little Foxes
9:00p Student & Director Forums
9:30p Entertainment / Social Time
10:30p End of day

SATURDAY, 4/22/2017

8:00a Breakfast / NEDC Open Meeting for all directors
8:00a Student Congress Meeting
8:30a Tech: L – Lee Academy ME
10:00a SHOW #11 – Joseph Case, MA Scenes from The White Snake
11:00a SHOW #12 – Lee Academy, ME The Unknown Part of the Ocean
12:00n Student & Director Forums
12:30p Banquet
2:00p Closing Ceremony
3:00p Festival ends

 

Directions

  • From Maine: Take I-95 South into Massachusetts and around Boston
  • From New Hampshire: Take either I-93 South or U.S. Route 3 South to I-95 South
  • From Vermont: Take I-89 South to I-93 South to I-95 South* OR Take I-91 South to I-90 East to I-95 South
  • From Rhode Island & S.E. Connecticut: Take I-95 North into Massachusetts
  • From Central & Western Connecticut: Take I-84 East to I-90 East to I-95 South

  • From I-95 South
    • Take Exit 16B and merge onto MA-109 W / High St.
    • In 2.0 miles, turn left onto Pond St.
    • In 0.7 miles, turn left onto Clapboardtree St.
    • In 0.2 miles, turn right onto Winter St.
    • In 1.2 miles, slight right onto Shattuck Park Rd.
    • In 0.2 miles, turn right at the first cross street onto Nicholas St.
    • In 0.2 miles, Norwood High School will be on the right.
  • From I-95 North
    • Take exit 11B to merge onto Neponset St. toward Norwood
    • In 1.8 miles, enter the traffic circle and take the second exit onto Nahatan St.
    • In 1.2 miles, turn left onto Nichols St.
    • In 0.7 miles, Norwood High School will be on the right

Pretty Theft: Festival 2017 at NHS on March 4, 2017

Pretty Theft – Norwood High School – Spring 2017

Pretty Theft: A play about ballerinas, boxes and the dangers of beauty.

Norwood High School presents PRETTY THEFT, a play about ballerinas, boxes and the dangers of beauty written by Adam Szymkowicz, produced by special arrangement with Samuel French. After losing her father, Allegra falls under the wing of bad girl Suzy, only to find an unexpected friendship with Joe, an autistic savant. When things take a violent turn, Allegra and Suzy escape cross country and befriend Marco, a mysterious thief who claims he cannot be caught.

“Szymkowicz has not only taken the notion of theft and flipped it on its head – he’s taken a story about human beings at their worst and shown how we can claw our way back from the brink by finding the good within ourselves.” -The Villager


CAST

Allegra…………………….. Erin Fogarty
Suzy……………………….. Andrea Stebbins
Joe…………………………. Jason Allen
Bobby……………………… Paul Nassif
Marco……………………… Sean Rice
Waitress………………….. Meghan Ring
Allegra’s Mom………….. Alessandra Varon
Supervisor……………….. Jessica Maldonado

Ballerinas:

Schanaya Barrows, Amanda Ciarletto, Carly Foye, Kayleigh Lennon, Jessica Maldonado, Ian Moulton, Taylor Murchie, Victoria Paul, Meghan Ring

TECHNICAL CREW

Student Director:…………. Molly Dittmeier
Stage Managers:………… Colleen Cardinal, Victoria Phillips
Dance Captain……………. Carly Foye
Choreography…………….. Ensemble

Acting Coaches…………… *John Quinn, *Beth Goldman
Movement Coach………… *Kelly McGowan
Set Design Advisor……….. *James Bowers
Technical Advisor………… *Rob Strano, *Keith Fogarty

Sets & Scenery

Set Change Crew Chief, Props……………………………………. Colleen Cardinal
Set Design & Construction……………………………………….. Jason Allen, Savannah Bannon. Jennifer Ciarletto, Molly Dittmeier, Kaileigh Lennon, Paul Nassif, Mea San Giacomo, Andrea Stebbins

Lighting & Sound

Lighting Design……………………………………………………. Maeve Lyon, Paul Nassif
Board Operation………………………………………………….. Maeve Lyon
Sound Design……………………………………………………… Molly Dittmeier, Victoria Phillips, Vivien Beauchemin, Mia Phillips
Sound Board Operation………………………………………….. Vivien Beauchemin, Mia Phillips

Costumes & Make Up

Costume Design & Construction…………………………………. Schanaya Barrows, Meghan Ring, *Kyle Cullen
Hair and Make Up………………………………………………… Schanaya Barrows, Meghan Ring, *Kyle Cullen

WARNING: This play contains implications of sexual assault, strobe light, and camera flashes.

“… In Pretty Theft, the undercurrent of danger goes beyond quirkiness; it’s more subtle and ultimately more horrifying. The play takes place in a terrifying world where reckless people get hurt, and so do more or less innocent bystanders.” -The New York Times

 

Midsummer Night’s Dream — Nov 3-6, 2016

A comedy written by William Shakespeare: a royal marriage, four young lovers,  a group of six amateur actors — all controlled and manipulated by fairies in the forest.  Was it all a dream?

Nov 3-5 at 7pm and Nov 6 at 2pm
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Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Nov 3-6 2016

A comedy written by William Shakespeare: a royal marriage, four young lovers,  a group of six amateur actors — all controlled and manipulated by fairies in the forest.  Was it all a dream?

Nov 3-5 at 7pm and Nov 6 at 2pm


Norwood Drama presents Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Norwood Public School’s Fine Arts Department presents William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream — a timeless comedy of dreamers, lovers, and fairy-inspired chaos — on November 3-6 at Norwood High School.   On the eve of a royal wedding, under a midsummer night’s moon, a band of rustic ‘mechanicals’ rehearse their gift — a play — in the forest while four confused lovers fall under the spell of the battling King and Queen of the Fairies.

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Norwood High School drama teacher John Quinn directs a cast of actors from Norwood’s high school and middle school including seniors Jessica Maldonado as the impish henchman Puck, Erin Fogarty as Titania, Queen of the Fairies and Meghan Ring as Oberon, King of Fairies.  Jason Allen and Tim Rose alternate the role of Lysander, while Paul Nassif and Harry Lane share the role of Demetrius and they in turn alternate in vying for and spurning the fluctuating affections of Andi Stebbins and Alessandra Varon as Helena and Taylor Murchie as Hermia. Allie Campbell’s donkey-headed Nick Bottom leads the band of rustic actors, including Amanda Ciarletto and Sonia Harder as Peter Quince, Brady Sheehan’s Francis Flute, Gabe Maldonado and Caitlin Pentowski’s Tom Snout, Maeve Lyon and Grace Nelson as Snug, and Jania Johnson-Weems and Tori Paul as Robin Starveling as they “move storms” and plumb emotional depths on the stage within a stage. Will Lopez and Sean Rice take the role of Egeus, Dan French portrays Theseus, the Duke of Athens, Colleen Cardinal is the Queen of the Amazons Hippolyta, and Nadine Thomas is Master of Revels Philostrate.  Kristen Campbell (Peaseblossom), Kaitlyn Savage (Cobweb), Kaileigh Lennon (Moth), and Mary Erickson (Mustardseed) along with Savanna-Leigh Bannon, Anthony Petruzzelli, Jasmine Santos, and Jenny Ciarletto, comprise Oberon and Titania’s mischievous fairies.

Quinn, James Bowers, Rob Strano, and Tess Gautreaux have created the enchanted setting and magical costumes in which Shakespeare’s characters wander and cavort inspired by Erin Fogarty’s choreography and acting coach Jackie Martin’s guidance, supported by Erin Ryan (sound), Gregory Gassoway  (lighting), Becky Butler (crew) and  8th grader Mea SanGiacomo (stage manager).

Performances are at 7pm on Nov 3, 4, 5, and at 2pm on Nov 6 in the Paul M. Alberta Auditorium at Norwood High School. Tickets may be purchased at the door from the wonderful Backstage Boosters ($10 general, $5 seniors/students).

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