All the World is a Stage: David Sullivan Appearing In Production of “Oliver”

January 31, 2013
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Local resident David Sullivan

Local resident David Sullivan

David Sullivan, a nine year old resident is now appearing in the Wheelock Family Theatre’s production of Oliver.  David is appearing asone of the orphans in the production that will run through February 24.

Adapted from the novel Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens. Book, music, and lyrics by Lionel Bart.Directed by Susan Kosoff. Musical direction by Jon Goldberg. Choreography by Laurel Conrad. Scenic design by Anthony Hancock. Lighting design by Franklin Meissner, Jr. Costume Design by Charles G. Baldwin.

With Charlie Clinton as Oliver Twist, , Dan Dowling Jr. as Mr. Bumble*, Neil Gustafson* as Mr. Brownlow, Joelle Kross as Charlotte, Cliff Odle*as Mr. Sowerberry, Gamalia Pharms* as Widow Corney, Matt Phillips as Noah Claypoole, Deb Poppel as Mrs. Bedwin, M. Lynda Robinson* as Mrs. Sowerberry, Brittany Rolfs* as Nancy, Jane Staab* as Fagin, Jeffrey Sewell as Dodger, Timothy John Smith* as Bill Sikes, and Caroline Workman as Bet.

*Members of AEA

Oliver Twist quickly learns the grim realities of life for a young boy on his own as he navigates the slums, thieves’ kitchens, and night-shelters of Dickens’ London.  Lighter in mood than the original story, Lionel Bart’s musical captures perfectly the larger-than-life characters of the novel, as it embodies Dickens’ “fiery indignation against wrong, his glowing faith in humanity, and his firm belief in the certain triumph, in the end, of right over wrong.”

David Sullivan, appearing in the production as one of the hungry orphans, is a Charlestown resident and a 3rd grade student at The Advent School in Beacon Hill.  David has appeared in several productions at the Charlestown Working Theater.  These include the role of Boy Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, William Shakespeare in an adaptation of Twelfth Night, and most recently Sir Max in King John.  David enjoys playing the piano, singing with the Boston Children’s Chorus, playing soccer and studying mathematics.   Wheelock Family Theatre is a professional, non-profit theatre associated with Actor’s Equity, the union of professional actors and stage managers. Located on the campus of Wheelock College, Wheelock Family Theatre seeks to improve the lives of children and families through the shared experience of live theatre. Wheelock Family Theatre has been recognized both locally and nationally for its commitment to accessible, multi-cultural, multi-generational productions for all families.

Oliver!

January 25 – February 24

Friday nights at 7:30; Saturday & Sunday matinees at 3:00;

School vacation week matinees (Tue 2/19-Fri 2/22) at 1:00

Tickets: $30, $25, $20; Teens Take-over Fridays: $15

Box Office: 617-879-2300; tickets@wheelock.edu

Website: www.WheelockFamilyTheatre.org

Location: 180 The Riverway on the campus of Wheelock College in Boston’s Fenway district

Parking: Discounted parking at MASCO garage at 375 Longwood Avenue

MBTA: Fenway or Longwood on Green Riverside Line (D train); CT busses to Beth Israel

Access: The Theatre is wheelchair accessible. All performances are Open Captioned. Final weekend performances are interpreted in American Sign Language and Audio-described.

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    Photo Credit:  Kippy Goldfarb