2009-03-26 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro

Siblings Allie and Joshua Brown will appear in the Jamestown Community Theatre's production of "Little Women." Both are home schooled and veterans of the JCT. Allie, 16, plays the role of Beth. "It's a fun part, I love it. I have lots of different things to do, feelings and emotions to get across to the audience," she explained. Allie has appeared in "Yours Anne," "Into the Woods," "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown" and "Song Man, Dance Man." "It's going to be wonderful, I'm very excited.," she said.

Her brother, Joshua, 15, portrays Mr. Brooke, a tutor who falls in love with Meg, one of the sisters. "It's a fun part but awkward at times," he said. Joshua had a role in "Honk," was the voice of the giant in "Into the Woods" and worked backstage for "You're a Good Man Charlie Brown." Asked for his thoughts about the play, he replied, "It's going to be very interesting."

Meg, the object of Mr. Brooke's affection in the production, is played by Camille Baker, 17, a senior at North Kingstown High School. In discussing her role, she said, "Meg tries to hold everything together, is very sweet and watches over everybody. She is very proper, the type of girl that everybody would like to be." Camille is also a veteran of the JCT. She appeared in "Yours Anne" and played Rapunzel in "Into the Woods." "I'm excited, we are a tight cast, prepared and focused," Camille said.

"Little Women " will be staged May 15, 16, and 17 at the Recreation Center.


Ann Zartler and Bob Florentino were both in with the B.J. Whitehouse poser. The lyrics are from "Down in the Valley" and Ann wrote, "If you have ever sung with B.J. at one of those lovely sing-along evenings that he and Christine used to lead at the Senior Center, then you know 'Down in the valley, the valley so low, hang your head over, hear the wind blow.' Gorgeous song, great for singing-along."

The Americn folk classic is one of the selections included in the Jamestown Community Chorus' "Classic Choral" to be presented May 2 and 3 at the Central Baptist Church.

*** Island actor Ed Silvia just missed last week's deadline but remembered Officer Dibble.


No takers for John A. Murphy's question, what movie did Kevin Kline have to carry (separately) two hefty teenagers? The answer is "The Ice Storm."


A national magazine had me scrambling to my Funk & Wagnals last week.

Cosseted: To treat as a pet, pamper, coddle.

Comestibles: Articles of food, edibles.

Coeval: The same age, date or duration.

Enormity: Outrageous or heinous character.

Encomiums: A formal expression of high praise.

Opprobrium: The disgrace or the reproach incured by conduct considered outrageusly shameful.


Have you checked out the new look at the St. Matthew's Thrift Shop?

*** "You can ponder perpetual motion,

Fix your mind on a crystal day."


The state DOT just doesn't get it.


Here's one for you theater buffs, What was the cat's name in "Bell, Book and Candle?"


For those who recall the summer excitement when Newport was the America's Cup capital and J-boats and 12-meters graced the bay will not want to miss an evening of boats and sailing history Thursday, April 2, at the Jamstown library. Featured speaker will be Larry Fisher, executive director of the Herrshoff Museum/America's Cup Hall of Fame.


March is National Pig Month and National Umbrella Month.

Wednesday is All Fools' Day. Be careful!

*** Be true!


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