Our 2014-2015 season is supported in part by a grant from the Walpole Cultural Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.
The Walpole Footlighters are pleased to announce the 2014-2015 season!
by Marc Camoletti, Adapted by Beverly Cross
Directed by Wendy Stuart
October 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25 at 8:00 PM
October 12, 19, 26 at 2:00 PM
Starring Andrew Shiels, Peter McElhinney, Barbara Schapiro, Emily Loflin, Claire Lukaczyn, and Denise Feeney
This 1960's French farce adapted for the English-speaking stage and revived in 2008 features self-styled Parisian Lothario Bernard, who has Italian, German, and American fiancées, each a beautiful airline hostess with frequent "layovers." He keeps "one up, one down and one pending" until unexpected schedule changes bring all three to Paris and Bernard's apartment at the same time.
Special Holiday Fundraiser
It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play
By Joe Landry
Directed by Peter Bradley
December 5 & 6 at 8:00 PM
December 7 at 2:00 PM
This beloved American classic comes to captivating life as a live 1940s radio program. With the help of an ensemble that brings a few dozen characters to the stage, the story of idealistic George Bailey unfolds as he considers ending his life one fateful Christmas Eve.
Summer and Smoke
by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Marianne Phinney
February 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8:00 PM
February 8, 15, 22 at 2:00 PM
A play that is profoundly affecting, SUMMER AND SMOKE is a simple love story of a somewhat puritanical Southern girl and an unpuritanical young doctor. Each is basically attracted to the other but because of their divergent attitudes toward life, each over the course of years is driven away from the other. Not until the end does the doctor realize that the girl's high idealism is ultimately right, and while she is still in love with him, it turns out that neither time nor circumstances will allow the two to come together.
Kiss Me, Kate
Music and Lyrics by Cole Porter
Book by Bella and Samuel Spewack
Directed by Colleen Lavery
Musical Direction by John Ferguson
Choreography by Lisa Kelleher
May 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8:00 PM
May 3, 10, 17 at 2:00 PM
Combine Shakespeare's "Taming of the Shrew" with Porter's music and lyrics to get KISS ME, KATE an instant success with every cast and audience. This is a play-within-a-play where each cast member's on-stage life is complicated by what is happening offstage. Musical numbers include Why Can't You Behave, So In Love Am I, Wunderbar, Tom, Dick or Harry, Were Thine That Special Face, Too Darn Hot, Brush Up Your Shakespeare, I Hate Men, Always True to You (In My Fashion) and Another Op'nin', Another Show. KISS ME, KATE is fun, melodious and sophisticated.
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