Opening Our Doors, sponsored by the Fenway Alliance, is Monday October 8 - Columbus Day. This neighborhood-wide fair has been happening since 2001 and is a wonderful, family-friendly event that encompasses activities from the Mary Baker Eddy Library (on one end of the Fenway Cultural District) to the MFA (WFT friend Wendy Jehlen will be performing there) and Wheelock (on the far side of the Fenway Cultural District).
Wheelock Family Theatre will be opening our doors for a free Education Programs open house - meet and greet our teaching artists and sample classes and drama activities, as well as a free performance of the teen touring group, WFT Story Troupers.
The Trouper program is delightful, silly AND poignant! I drove the tour van to 4 of their shows. Culled from children's stories and poems, the band of eleven performs a series of stories illustrating the difficulties of growing up, making hard choices, and yet remaining true to oneself. Directed by Grace Napier and Sophie Rich, the Trouper show is one of the best of the last few seasons!
So a special shout-out/thank-you to the Troupers who will be returning to campus on Columbus Day. We will miss our good pal, Max Papadopoulos (living in the mid-west, the "commute" is a bit difficult), but are thrilled eveyone else will be joining us! So thank you to Emma Foley, Ashlyn Frank, Trey Gaskin, Ethan Hermanson, Kirin Maypole, Erin Simshauser, Amiya Stephney, Alexandra Upton, Sonia Wiecek, and Jaleel Williams.
The Open House starts at 10:00am.
The Story Troupers will perform at 11:00am.
These events are FREE and open to the public.
For a complete list of ALL the activities of Opening Our Doors, please visit the website www.fenwayculture.org
The Troupers have had Enough!