Swamp Meadow Community Theatre invites you to join with Bob Colonna and Meryn Flynn as they pay tribute to the late Senior Poet Laureate of Rhode Island, Dolores Raffaelle, with a reading of one of her most personal plays, The Sea Wench. The Sea Wench tells an eloquently written, heart-felt story between a Scotch-Irish Bar Maid and a weathered Sea Captain as they learn that “even when you think all hope is lost and life has past you by, you can find love through even the toughest of times.”
The artistic dramatic reading is a format that allows the audience to focus on the eloquent words and visions of the writer without the need for all the other theatrical trappings. Bob Colonna – a professor at Rhode Island College, Artistic Director of The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater, and former member of Trinity Rep – and Meryn Flynn – a local drama and music star and teacher – will bring the witty and moving story to life as you provide the pictures that the writer creates in your mind.
The premiere performance of this Tribute Show took place on Sunday, August 9, 2015 at 2 pm in the intimate confines of the Foster Towne House (81 Howard Hill Road, Foster, RI 02825.)
Because of the popularity of this event, and the importance of celebrating our late Poet Laureate, a second reading will be performed at the Foster Country Club on September 11 at 7pm.
Tickets are $7 per person, with a family maximum of $30. Dinner is available through the Foster Country Club (restaurant opens at 4 pm). Seating is limited and reservations can be made online or by calling the Box Office at 1-888-493-7110.