Jamaica Plain Resident to Star in ‘Hair’ at New Repertory Theatre

Jamaica Plain resident Marge Dunn will perform in New Repertory Theatre's upcoming production of Hair: The American Tribal Love-Rock Musical. With Galt MacDermot’s groundbreaking music and the show’s progressive themes, Hair revolutionized musical theater as Broadway’s first rock musical in 1968. Emerging from the hippie counter-culture of the 1960s, James Rado and Gerome Ragni’s story shows a tribe’s journey toward finding their voices in a time of political upheaval, and their use of sex and drugs to evade reality. Featuring the smash hits Aquarius and Let the Sunshine In, this award-winning show is certain to be a nostalgic and groovy experience. Marge Dunn is playing Sheila in her return to New Repertory Theatre after her role as Chris in Cardboard Piano.

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Jamaica Plain Residents Star in New England World Premiere at New Repertory Theatre

Jamaica Plain residents Marge Dunn and Michael Ofori will star in the New England premiere of "Cardboard Piano" at New Repertory Theatre. Written by the in-demand, young playwright Hansol Jung, "Cardboard Piano" is a riveting new drama that follows a love story between two young women, set against an escalating civil war in Uganda. The show is running from March 23 to April 14. Marge Dunn is making her New Repertory Theatre debut with this production of "Cardboard Piano" and will be playing Chris. Her other recent credits include "It’s a Wonderful Life" and "Miss Holmes" at the Greater Boston Stage Company; "Dog Act" for which she received an IRNE nomination at Theatre on Fire; "Three Sisters" for which she also received an IRNE nomination and more at the Wellesley Repertory Theatre. She was in "Macbeth" at the Brown Box Theatre Project; "The Draft" at Hibernian Hall; "Romeo and Juliet" and "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Boston Theater Company.

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Sherlock and Watson as Women? JP Resident Playing ‘Miss Holmes’ in Play

See Sherlock as you’ve never seen her before in "Miss Holmes," as Sherlock and Watson are both women in the Greater Boston Stage Company's play opening April 5th. Jamaica Plain's Marge Dunn is playing Sherlock Holmes in the play that was written by Christopher Walsh, and based upon the characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. “I love a good mystery,” said Weylin Symes, director and producing artistic director. “When I found Chris Walsh’s version of Sherlock Holmes, I immediately knew I wanted to produce it. The idea of a traditional Sherlock Holmes mystery with a female Holmes and Watson is so simple, elegant and obvious that I’m surprised no one thought of it before now.

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