Friday, October 29, 2010
• Jared Acquaviva of Partridge Lane, a junior at Lawrence Academy, is making his first stage appearance in the Lawrence Academy production of Wilson Wants It All, a political thriller, complete with mistaken identities, intrigue, romance and betrayal in the year 2040.
Lawrence Academy’s theatre director, Joel Sugerman, likes to stage productions with his students that challenge them as well as their audiences. Wilson Wants It All by Michael Rohd and Phillip Klapperich, was first performed by The House Theatre of Chicago last year. Lawrence Academy’s east coast premiere will be only the second production of this play.
Performances are November 4, 5 and 6, at 7:30 p.m., in the Richardson-Mees Performing Arts Center on the Lawrence Academy campus in Groton. The authors themselves, who are passionate about community engagement, will attend the school’s Friday night performance and remain afterwards for a “talk-back” session with the cast and audience. The public is welcome. Admission is free. The Lawrence Academy website at www.lacademy.edu provides a map of the school campus. Please call Mr. Sugerman at 1-978-448-1601 with any questions. ∆
• “The Ingredient,” an animated film by Tad Patterson of Maple Street has been chosen by several film festivals. It is showing at KidFest Philly at the Franklin Institute and is being featured as part of the ShockerFest International Film Festival on JAZV-TV in Modesto, California, during the month of October.
It is also being judged at the First Glance Online Short Film Contest http://fgff.openfilm.com through November 19, where you can see “The Ingredient” and other films and vote for your favorite. You can also view the movie at www.tricksygoblin.com.
Cub Scouts learn about police dogs
Officers Rick Vieira and Mike Kelley from the Middlesex County Sheriff’s K-9 Unit recently gave a short talk and demonstration to Carlisle Cub Scout Pack 135 showing the boys what the dogs do.
The dogs are used primarily at the request of smaller towns that do not have K-9 units themselves. They assist in tracking suspects and checking school lockers for drugs. There are currently five K-9s throughout the sheriff’s office. During the demonstration the dogs located illegal drugs hidden by the deputies. One dog, on command, attacked one of the deputies that was wearing a protective arm pad. The dogs live at home with the deputies when not working and interact with the families and other dogs living with them. ∆
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