Big news ahead for our little theater.   It's been a great year for renown playwright Ronan Noone.  In January the Huntington Theater presented a premier of his "The Second Girl" to much acclaim.  In the spring, the New Repertory Theatre presented a premier of another Ronan Noone play - "Scenes From an Adultery".   Now this month the Newton Nomadic Theater is thrilled to be presenting the New England premier of "The Compass Rose", starring Steven O'Broin and Bree Louise, two fabulous actors performing for the first time with the Newton Nomadic Theater.  The play will be directed by Nomadic newcomer Thomas Kee who has something completely different in store for you.

It's wedding anniversary season in Newton - Each performance of Compass Rose will take place within the setting of a real world Newton couple's fictional wedding anniversary party.  For their anniversary the couple has decided to round up their old friends and staff from their favorite bar on Martha's Vineyard - The Compass Rose.   Each night's performance will feature a cameo appearance by a different Newton couple.   What all these couples have in common are their memories of the Compass Rose.

All those years ago, we all loved hanging at the Compass Rose so we'll all going to love reuniting with the old Compass Rose crew once again - and seeing our old friends.

Don't miss this wildly imaginative staging of a wonderful new play by Ronan Noone.

11 performance from Fri Sept 25 - Oct 25 at different interesting locations around Newton. 

  • Fri Sept 25 Scott & Nancy Wilson will be celebrating their anniversary with us on opening night at the Steele/Prenner home.  Scott and Nancy are old friends and Scott was the original curator of the Museum of Bad Art.
  • Sat Sept 26 - Dean Whitney & Julie Irish's party is at the Steele/Preener home (702 Chestnut St, corner of Woodward).  They are Upper Falls favorite chicken farmers and Julie is the former president of the Countryside PTO.
  • Fri Oct 2 - Jeff & Alicia Bowman celebrate their nuptials  at Gregorian Rugs.  Alicia is the powerhouse behind the Tour de Newton
  • Sat Oct 3 - Joe & Ruth Ann Fuller will be celebrating at Gregorian Rugs.  Ruth Ann is one of our esteemed alderwomen
  • Sat Oct 10 - Chris Pitts & Terri Noyes will be taking a night off from Chris's election campaign to celebrate their anniversary and maybe pick up a book or two at the Auburndale Library.
  • Sun Oct 11 - Local author Gail Spector & Dan Richards celebrate their anniversary party at the Auburndale Library.  Shhhh, its a surprise,
  • Fri Oct 16 - Greg Reibman & Cindy Bailen will be whooping it up at Steve Siegel & Theresa St-John's house.  Greg is the founder of 14 and Cindy is a familiar face to TV-WGBH viewers
  • Sat Oct 17 - Jay and Martha Harney will be blindsided when they walk into the anniversary party that their friends organized at the Siegel-St John home.   All of Alderman Harney's constituents are invited too!
  • Fri Oct 23 - Melissa and Bernie Bernstein will be leaving their Newton Theater Company for the night and coming to our theater to celebrate their anniversary at the Historic Newton's Durant-Kenrick House
  • Sat Oct 24 Harry Lohr & Judy Karp will be celebrating their anniversary at Historic Newton's Durant-Kenrick House.  That's particularly appropriate because Harry has been very involved with Historic Newton for years and serves on their Board of Directors. 
  • Sun Oct 25 - Chris Steele & Emily Prenner hosted two anniversary parties earlier in the month but meanwhile their friends are planning Chris and Emily's own surprise anniversary party at Dunn Gaherins Pub.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Newton Festival of the Arts ... and we are extremely grateful about that.