And They Were Never Heard From Again: An Evening of Ghosting Stories

Submissions are currently being accepted for a very unique Valentine's Day event about ghosting at The Footlight Club. Jamaica Plain resident Rebecca Glucklich, one of the co-creators of the event, explained the painful origin of …And he* was never to be heard from again: An evening of ghost stories:
"Men kept disappearing on me…. And not just after swiping right and going on one lousy date, but after eight whole months of dating; or once while in the process of shaving my legs to prep for a booty call. Each time I would share my ridiculous tales of being ghosted, I was never the only one in the room who had experienced this outrageous new social norm," said Glucklich to Jamaica Plain News. Glucklich points out that *he/she/they/xe are all invited — "because NO ONE is safe from ghosts!"

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Photos: The Footlight Club’s ‘Legally Blonde’ — Get Your Tix Now

Sorry but it's highly unlikely that Reese Witherspoon will be making a guest appearance in The Footlight Club's production of Legally Blonde. But straight up -- like a bend and snap -- there are fantastic performers in our local show. Legally Blonde was first a smash hit movie with Witherspoon, and follows Elle Woods on her way from being labeled as a negative stereotype of a sorority sister to Harvard Law student. After hitting Broadway, the show had a national tour, and made it across the pond to London's West End. All photos courtesy of Liz Bean

The Footlight Club's cast is 20-plus deep, led by Amanda Casale as the bubbly, determined Woods.

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The Footlight Club is Wilde About ‘Being Earnest’

The Footlight Club's is putting on Oscar Wilde's most well-known play "The Importance of Being Earnest," and you have two more weekends to catch the show. All photos courtesy of Liz Bean for The Footlight Club. The play brought Wilde to the peak of his career, only mere months before his reputation would come crashing down, forcing the show to close out its debut only months after opening. Written in 1894 and first produced in 1895, the play is a farcical comedy set in late Victorian era London, in which the leading characters maintain fictitious personas to escape frustrating social obligations. There are four more shows: June 7, 8, 14 and 15.

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Photos: Two More Weekends to Catch The Footlight Club’s ‘Cabaret’

The Footlight Club's current show is the classic musical "Cabaret" and there are two more weekends to catch it. All photos are courtesy of Sacred Harbor Photography. "Cabaret" is set in 1931 while the Nazis rise to power. A very popular movie version of the play starred Liza Minnelli. Alexander Boyle stars as a young American writer, Cliff Bradshaw, and his relationship with an English cabaret performer, Sally Bowles, being played by Perry Albert.

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Q&A: The Footlight Club’s President on Upcoming Shows, Volunteering, Auditions and More

The Footlight Club is the longest running community theater in the entire country and it's home is right here in Jamaica Plain. Footlight's President Kristin MacDougall fielded questions about the club's history, upcoming shows and more. Q: Why is it called The Footlight Club? MacDougall: According to our Club historian, Paul Campbell, the founding members met on January 29, 1877 to vote on a name for their new theater club. It was between Footlight, Jamaica Plain or Jabberwocky (from a Lewis Carroll poem.) Footlight won out, with eight yeas and one nay.

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