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Walpole lacrosse family Shakespeare plays on

By Mike Flanagan
Hometown Weekly Sports Editor

It’s quite an accomplishment to play an NCAA Division I sport.

When a family has three siblings go on to play the same Division I sport at three separate prestigious powerhouse programs, like the Shakespeares of Walpole have, it is...

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WTP presents fantastical ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent The Wellesley Theatre Project presented an entertaining, magical version of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (adapted by Diane Timmerman) on November 16–18 at the Wellesley Community Center’s intimate Studio Theater. The play is set in the forest and revolves around several versions of love: the pending marriages of Duke Theseus...
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MHS ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ enchants

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By Audrey Anderson Hometown Weekly Correspondent [caption id="attachment_30053" align="alignright" width="300"](L to R) Nicole Mulready playing Hermia; Marcus D'Angelo playing Lysander. (L to R) Nicole Mulready playing Hermia; Marcus D'Angelo playing Lysander.[/caption] The Medfield High School Theatre Society presented a lively version of Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”...
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Library to host Whitman performance

Walt Whitman (1819-1892), the 19th-century poet and mystic, will visit Walpole soon, through the acting talents of Stephen Collins. Collins has previously delighted audiences in town with his Shakespeare and “Irish Voices” presentations. His sensitive impersonation of Whitman, based largely on the author’s poetry, will begin at 7:00 on Monday evening, October 16, in the...
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Summer Stage celebrates twentieth anniversary

This year, Walpole’s educational theater program, Summer Stage, will be pulling out all the stops to celebrate their twentieth anniversary. Summer Stage began in 1997 with the mission to help kids grow as people as much as they grow as performers. Over two decades, Summer Stage has introduced hundreds of young performers to all the...
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Toil and trouble at Westwood High

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It’s the last dramatic hurrah for seniors Brett Iarrobino, Nikki Ready, MaryKate Murphy and Ethan O’Rourke. The tight-knitted group has performed together in Westwood High School’s fall play every year since they were freshmen. They’ll take to the stage one last time to perform Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” a haunting tale of power and madness that...
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The play’s the thing

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. That's what the audience is told, at least. For most of it, though, this balmy evening under a blue sky seems a million miles from "rotten." Pleasant, perhaps. Certainly relaxing. Maybe even a little eye-opening. This is the Gazebo Players of Medfield’s...
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The play’s the thing

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By Stephen Press Hometown Weekly Staff Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. That’s what the audience is told, at least. For most of it, though, this balmy evening under a blue sky seems a million miles from “rotten.” Pleasant, perhaps. Certainly relaxing. Maybe even a little eye-opening. This is the Gazebo Players of Medfield’s...
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Gazebo Players announce ‘Hamlet’ cast

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The Gazebo Players of Medfield are celebrating their fifteenth anniversary of Shakespeare in the Park this summer. After 14 years of performances at their namesake gazebo, the troupe is moving their Medfield performances to Meetinghouse Pond next to the Unitarian Universalist Church. Their first production at the new park will be “Hamlet,” often...
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Needham students put on ‘Fortinbras’

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by Caroline Ahearn Hometown Weekly Correspondent This past weekend, the Needham High School Fine and Performing Arts Department presented its spring production of the play "Fortinbras" by Lee Blessing. The witty play picks up where William Shakespeare's "Hamlet" left off, and centers around Young Fortinbras (Matthew Lorence), a modern man of action, who enters during the...
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