In the Groves: A Summer Solstice Journey

Diane Edgecomb, Storyteller, and Margot Chamberlain, Celtic Harpist

2 Sessions (select one): Friday, June 21, or Saturday, June 22, 6:30–8:30pm
Location: Hunnewell Building and Arboretum Landscape, Arnold Arboretum

Join us for an enchanting evening of Tree Myths, Songs and Summer Solstice Legends. Diane and Margot spin tales of the human connection with trees and the deep meaning we have assigned to them through the ages. This unique performance, designed specifically for the Arnold Arboretum, travels through the Arboretum with story and music. Each story is told under a different tree or among a unique collection of Arboretum plants. The program begins under a grand Cedar of Lebanon, moves into the rosaceous collection, to the oaks of Bussey Hill, then onward to Hemlock Hill, culminating with the haunting Czech legend “The Wild Woman of the Birch Grove” told amid the birches at sunset.

The Importance of Being Earnest at The Footlight Club

The Footlight Club, America’s oldest continuously operating community theater and one of Jamaica Plain’s hidden gems, is proud to announce its final show of its 142nd season: Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”, for six performances this June at its Eliot Hall home, 7A Eliot St, Jamaica Plain. A farcical comedy set in late Victorian era London, in which the leading characters maintain fictitious personae to escape burdensome social obligations, the play is widely considered to be Wilde’s masterpiece, as well as the most often revived of his plays.  The Importance of Being Earnest brought Wilde to the peak of his career, mere months before his reputations would come crashing down, forcing the show to close out its West End debut only months after opening. The show runs Fridays and Saturdays from June 1 - June 16 at 8pm, with a Sunday matinee at 2pm on June 2.

Party, Promenade & Play: A Wilde Affair

Two of Jamaica Plain's iconic historical sites join forces to bring you Party, Promenade & Play: A Wilde Affair! 

To celebrate the Footlight Club's opening night of Oscar Wilde's riotous farce, The Importance of Being Earnest, the Loring Greenough House is hosting an elegant Victorian-inspired garden party on its south lawn. Enjoy prosecco and cucumber sandwiches while you play croquet, then stroll over to the theater to watch your talented neighbors onstage. Costumes are highly encouraged! Purchase your tickets in advance through the Footlight Club website. (Be sure to buy the "Event + Show" ticket!)

Saturday, June 1st
Garden Party: 6:00 - 7:30pm at the Loring Greenough House
The Importance of Being Earnest: Curtain at 8:00pm at the Footlight Club

Cardboard Piano at New Repertory Theatre

New Repertory Theatre presents the New England Premiere of Cardboard Piano, a riveting new drama written by the in-demand young playwright, Hansol Jung. March 23 - April 14 at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal St. Watertown, MA 02472

Tickets $25-$67. Students $15-$22. Discounts for groups 10+, senior citizens, military personnel.

Teatro en el Parque

On the evenings of Thursday, July 19; Friday, July 20; and Saturday, July 21 Hyde Jackson Square Main Street and Escena Latina Teatro will be celebrating our 6th annual Teatro en el Parque. This year we will be producing the play, Cumbia de mi Corazón, by Toby Campion and will be performed by Escena Latina Teatro. It will be acted in Spanish with English translations projected on a giant video screen. Prior to each show we'll set up our Café en el Parque featuring complementary live music, delicious food from local restaurants and offerings from local businesses. Cumbia de mi Corazón, by Toby Campion, is set in heaven with the protagonist trying to capture the heart of his wife.