Walking the Tightrope, Stoneham Theatre

Stoneham Theatre
395 Main St.
Stoneham, Mass.
March 12 – 21, 2015

By Mike Kenney
Directed by Caitlin Lowans
Role: Granddad Stan

Granddad Stan (Johnny Lee Davenport) takes Esme (Maria Ferraguto) to the beach when she visits for the summer. (PHOTO: Sue D. Andrews)

When Esme (Maria Ferraguto) asks Granddad Stan (Johnny Lee Davenport) where Nanna Queenie is, he describes how she left to join the circus to walk the tightrope. (PHOTO: Sue D. Andrews)

Grandad Stan (Johnny Lee Davenport) and Esme (Maria Ferraguto) go to the circus. (PHOTO: Sue D. Andrews)

Granddad Stan (Johnny Lee Davenport) and Esme (Maria Ferraguto) go to the circus. (PHOTO: Sue D. Andrews)

Granddad Stan (Johnny Lee Davenport) and Esme (Maria Ferraguto) wave to the tightrope walker. Is it Nanna? (PHOTO: Sue D. Andrews)

Granddad Stan (Johnny Lee Davenport) and Esme (Maria Ferraguto) wave to the tightrope walker. Is it Nanna Queenie? (PHOTO: Sue D. Andrews)

Granddad Stan (Johnny Lee Davenport) and Esme (Maria Ferraguto) say goodbye at the end of her visit. (PHOTO: Sue D. Andrews)

Granddad Stan (Johnny Lee Davenport) and Esme (Maria Ferraguto) say goodbye at the end of her visit. (PHOTO: Sue D. Andrews)

Preview Articles

“’Walking the Tightrope is a beautifully written piece and features Johnny Lee Davenport, one of Boston’s premiere actors, accompanied by three of our most talented young company actors. These amazing performers get to shine in a heartwarming play created for young audiences,’ said Associate Artistic Director Caitlin Lowans.”
—Keith Spencer, NoBo Magazine (March 7, 2015)

Walking the Tightrope, billed as a family-­friendly play about love and loss . . . features Boston actor Johnny Lee Davenport. . . . An elderly man grieving the death of his wife struggles to explain to his granddaughter where her Nanna has gone. He tells her Nanna has run off to join the circus. As time progresses, his story weakens, particularly when the circus comes to town.”
—Wendy Killeen, Boston Globe (March 15, 2015)

 

 

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