Delvena Theatre Company Presents: W.C. Fields & Mae West!

Thursday, June 15 @ 6:00 p.m. Registration is Required!

Join the Athol Public Library at 568 Main Street, Athol, on Thursday, June 15, at 6:00 p.m., when we welcome The Delvena Theatre Company for their presentation of W.C. Fields and Mae West, sponsored by the Friends of the Athol Public Library.

Come visit with W.C. Fields and Mae West in a dressing room on the set of My Little Chickadee.  See the characters come to life, and enjoy the laughs as the audiences did way back when.  Learn about their personal lives, too, in this humorous, yet informative production - an evening of fun.  After the performance, the actors will open up to the audience for discussion regarding Fields and West.  This production will be truly a unique experience. 

An edutainment production, written by Fran Baron, the show will feature Lynne Moulton as Mae West and Joseph Zamparelli as W.C. Fields, with Fran Baron as narrator.

Lynne Moulton has performed several roles for Delvena Theatre including her Independent Reviewers of New England nominated Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Sissy in Piece of My Heart, and also for numerous other theatre companies in the New England area.  She received her acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and at Trinity Repertory Conservatory.

Joseph Zamparelli is a professional actor, director, and producer.  A graduate of Boston College (Psychology/Theater Arts) he went on to the professional training program at Circle in the Square Theater School in NYC.  In addition to commercial film and television work, he is Producing/Artistic Director of BostonAlive. 

Fran Baron’s most recent roles include Alice Roosevelt and Sara Roosevelt in Truly Eleanor, Maggie in Meet Julia Child Mrs. Patterson, Martha and Evalyn, in Delvena’s All the President’s Women and narrator and Mrs. Cratchit in The Christmas Carol.  She is a playwright, producer and theatrical manager. 

The Delvena Theatre Company was founded in 1992 and has performed at various venues, most often at the Boston Center for the Arts.  The company was nominated for five Independent Reviewers of New England awards.  Its production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? was on Theatre Mirror’s Best List for acting, directing and production.  Presentations of ‘Anna Weiss’ and ‘Beyond Therapy’ were included in Theatre Mirror’s best play list and ‘Blue Heart’ was placed on Aisle Says best list.

This library program is free and open to the public. Please call the library to sign up at 978-249-9515.  Due to popularity of programs, registration is required.  Funding for this program is generously supplied by the Friends of the Athol Public Library.