2009-03-05 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro

The cast for the Jamestown Community Theatre's production of "Little Women" has been announced by Director Lisa Kerr. She reports:

The story of 'Little Women' centers on the four March sisters. They will be played by Camille Baker, Jenna Regan, Allie Brown and Georgia Wright. The girls' parents will be played by Julie Andrews and Jay Primiano. Deb Murphy will portray the girls' Aunt March. The other central figure in the March Household is Hannah, their caretaker, who will be played by Becky Brazil.

The girls' adventures often center around their neighbors, the Lawrence Family. Clayton Carlisle will take on the role of Grandfather Lawrence, while Rob McCormack will portray his grandson Laurie. Josh Brown will be playing the role of Laurie's tutor, Mr. Brooke.

A unique feature in this production will be the showcasing of portions of fables that Louisa May Alcott wrote. These snippets of stories feature a talented ensemble of actors, including: Kerstin Barrett, Lydia Beal, Mady Brown, Hayley Carlisle, Raeshelle DeValerio, Sarah Farrelly, Abigail Hirsch, Julia Hirsch, Madeline Hirsch, Libby Lamantia, Dana Larkin, Bryn Laurie, Jessy Primiano, Natalie Shea, Amy Thorp, Lauren Toland, Natalie Toland, Alex Trousilek, Jan Trousilek and Madeline White.

The play will be staged May 15, 16 and 17 at the Recreation Center.

Break a leg!

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And, news from the Jamestown Community Chorus. Whit and Leo Brown have donated a copy of the DVD "Young @ Heart" to the chorus. The group will screen the film at the Jamestown library Saturday at 3 p.m. The documentary movie is about a chorus from Northampton, Mass., in which the singers are all over 70 and sing, mostly, rock and roll. JCC Director B.J. Whitehouse said, "I can't underscore enough the warmth, humor, tragedy and triumph of the human spirit brought out by the singers in the chorus." The screening, to be held in the meeting room, is free and open to the public.

Sing On!

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A poser from B.J.:

"I'll give you jewelry, money too,

And that's not all, all I'll do for you. . . "

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Kudos to the Sunday morning crew at McQuade's. Their good nature and efficiency combine to make shopping a more pleasant task.

*** Tom Wiggin and Elizabeth Mancini reported in with the answer to Kathy Tiexiera's poser. Elizabeth wrote, "I remember a song called, 'Turn, Turn, Turn,' sung by The Byrds which had the line, 'A time to love....' The music was written by Pete Seeger and the lyrics by Seeger were based on the Book of Ecclesiastes, from the King James Bible. I still have The Byrds' album with that song!"

Thanks, guys!

*** In like a lion, out like a lamb.

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Islander Cynthia Leonard invites Jamestowners to a free special screening of the award-winning documentary, "Under Our Skin," a movie about Lyme disease Sunday at 1 p.m. at the RI Convention Center.

Cynthia said, "Lyme disease is the fastest growing infectious disease in our state and every state in the nation. It's easy to get, difficult to diagnose and even harder to successfully treat. The disease can dramatically change your life."

Cynthia, her daughter, husband and mother, all Jamestown residents, were diagnosed with Lyme. "It was then that I started to understand the complex physical, psychological and cognitive complications of Lyme. Watching this movie could save your life or the life of someone close to you," Cynthia said.

Seating is limited, RSVP now to RotaryLyme@aol.com.

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The Jamestown Emergency Medical Services has put out an urgent appeal for donations to its Karl Smith Ambulance Fund. Ralph Aresti, chief of the JEMS, said the urgency to purchase a new ambulance is "due to ongoing mechanical issues with our primary ambulance." JEMS is a non-profit organization, run 100 percent by volunteers who respond seven days a week, 24 hours a day. Send donations to PO Box 8, 11 Knowles Court, Jamestown 02835.

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Does anyone know what caused the blackout a week ago Sunday night?

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The full moon next Wednesday is the Sap Moon, Crow Moon, or Lenten Moon.

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