Stoneham Theatre presents “Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad’’
REAL-LIFE COUPLE ONSTAGE: “Hockey Mom, Hockey Dad,’’ a love story of two lonely single parents who meet while watching their kids play pee wee hockey, opens at the Stoneham Theatre on Thursday and runs through Jan. 31.
The show, written by Michael Melski, stars real-life couple Danielle Perry and Gabriel Kuttner.
“When casting this show, I immediately thought of Danielle and Gabe,’’ said director Weylin Symes. “Both of them are great actors and the fact they were a couple only made the idea of casting them even more interesting to me. I knew I didn’t have to worry about their chemistry or believability as a couple.’’
He said the play is “a piece all about relationships and the intimacy that can form between two people.’’
The show features choreography by Ilyse Robbins, costume design by Susan Paino, lighting design by Christopher Ostrom, scenic design by Jenna McFarland Lord, and sound design by David Wilson.
Performances are Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 4 and 8 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m. The theater is at 395 Main St., Stoneham. Tickets, $38 to $44; seniors $34 to $40; students $20. Friends of the Massachusetts Hockey League can purchase tickets for $39, and for each ticket bought, Stoneham Theatre will donate $5 to the buyer’s hockey club and $5 to the league’s Cheever Fund, which aims to increase participation in ice hockey. Call 781-279-2200 or visit www.stonehamtheatre.org.
REDGATE AT FINCH: Singer and songwriter Kate Redgate performs at Finch - Fridays in Newburyport Coffee House - at 8 p. m. Friday.
A Midwesterner who moved to New England nearly a decade ago, Redgate, of Newburyport, plays a mix of acoustic blues, folk, country, and rock. She’s also been recognized for her songwriting.
Redgate juggles her music-making with a full-time job as executive director of the Foundation for Neurologic Diseases and life as a single mother. She released her second CD, “Nothing Tragic,’’ last summer.
Kim Davidson is the opening act.
The coffeehouse is at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 26 Pleasant St. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at Dyno Records in Newburyport and at the door. Visit www.finchcoffeehouse.org.
AUTHOR’S CORNER: Kenneth Tingle, author of “The Girl in the Italian Bakery,’’ visits The Book Rack in Newburyport at 3 p.m. Saturday. The book is a memoir that follows Tingle from growing up in a tough housing project in Lawrence to the abduction of a childhood friend, the destruction of a family, his introduction to crime, years in foster care, and, ultimately, redemption and success. A former Marine, Tingle holds degrees in health care management and registered nursing. He has worked in many medical specialties, including cardio-pulmonary medicine at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. He lives with his family in Windham, N.H.
IN LOCAL GALLERIES: Creating art runs in the Hart family of Winchester. Mary Hart is a college art professor and works in collage, using hand-lettered texts for the fabric and texture of the background and encaustic and glazes. Thomas Hart, the eldest of her three sons, graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and is a painter and illustrator working in anime style. Brian Hart, the youngest, is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design who constructs paintings layering images from mythology and contemporary culture. For the first time, the three Harts are exhibiting together, presenting “It’s Relative’’ at the Next Door Theater Gallery in Winchester. A reception with the artists is 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday. The show runs through Jan. 31. . . . “The Living Coast,’’ an exhibit of artists’ personal impressions of coastal life in oil, bronze, and glass, is at The Walsingham Gallery in Newburyport through Feb. 26. Artists include Judith Pumfrey, Ronald Tinney, and Robert Bolster.
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