For the third year the West Broadway Neighborhood Association will present “West Side Wednesdays”, a free outdoor performance series that is part of “Celebrate Providence”–the City of Providence’s Neighborhood Performing Arts Initiative.
Locally acclaimed bilingual ECAS Theater, featuring Marlene Luna’s Feeling –Luna- Tic-A, will be the opening performance on Wednesday, July 11th, from 6:30-7:30 at the Dexter Training Grounds. (between Dexter and Parade Streets, Providence).
Feeling Luna-Tic-A asks : What is real and what is imagined? Does art imitate life, or vice versa? Marlene Luna, a young playwright and actor originally from the Dominican Republic, set out to write a play that would capture the humor, drama and anxiety that comes with being young and bicultural in America today. In the process of doing so Marlene takes us on a poignant and entertaining path through self-discovery. Bring your family, your neighbors a blanket and a picnic and enjoy the show.
And Next Week Don’t Miss: Grammy Award winning recording artist and nationally recognized family entertainer Bill Harley!
Wednesday, July 18th, 6:30pm.
Bill Harley is known for his abililty to delight children and adults alike with his unique blend of song and story. Bringing insight and humor to his observations about growing up and parenting like no other performer.
Entertainment Weekly calls Harley “the Mark Twain of kid’s music.”
Also coming up:
Wednesday, July 25th: Shadow puppetry ,spoken word and participatory art with New Urban Arts
Wednesday, August 1st: the Mary Day Band, featuring our own Police Lt. Mary Day!
All performances begin at 6:30pm at the Dexter Training Grounds.This series is produced through a collaboration between the West Broadway Neighborhood Association, the City of Providence Department of Art, Culture & Tourism, Providence Parks Department and Mayor David N. Cicilline. For more info contact 831-9344 or visit www.wbna.org