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Lady Vanishes at Library

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Randy Harris at 11:12 pm on July 15, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA - the Framingham Public Library Summer Film Series will be showing Alfred Hitchcock's 1938 comedy thriller "The Lady Vanishes" starring Margaret Lockwood and Michael Redgrave on Thursday, July 29th at 7 p.m at the Main Library.

MOVIE MOSTER - The Lady Vanishes, (1938) Hitchcock film shown at Framingham Library, July 29 ,2010

(1938) Alfred Hitchcock film showing at Framingham Library, July 29 ,2010

The film will be introduced by Dr. Claudia Springer, Assistant Professor of Film Studies at Framingham State College. Ice Cream from Mad Willies will be served after the film.

The Edinburgh University Film Society writes, "[the film] has all the ingenuity and unparalleled mastery of suspense that made Hitchcock's Hollywood output so acclaimed and popular. It also however has a lightness of touch and warmth of humor that his later films lack."

The Framingham Public Library Main Branch is located at 49 Lexington St., (just off Rt. 126 / Concord St. near Downtown Framingham).

For additional info about library programs, contact the Framingham Library at (508) 532-5570, (for TTY users: 508-872-2775), or visit the library website at:


FHS Drama Company presents The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Filed under: Schools & Education by News Staff at 12:31 pm on February 21, 2010

FRAMINGHAM, MA - The Framingham High School Drama Company will present their 2010 entry into the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild this Friday.

They will be performing Bertolt Brecht's The Caucasian Chalk Circle. This forty minute cutting of the classic play is a beautiful journey of motherhood in the midst of chaos and Communism. The show features performances and design work with a cast and crew of 60 students.

The FHS Drama Company has had great success in the competition in years past, making it to the state finals in 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009 and receiving the title of State Champions for their production of Tales of Trickery in 2006.

The show will take place at the FHS Theatre on Friday, February 26th. TIckets are $10 and are available online at All proceeds benefit the FHS Drama Company and their trip to the Edinbugh Fringe Festiva this summer.

FHS Drama Company Announces “Scotland Night” Fundraiser

Filed under: Arts / Culture,Schools & Education by News Staff at 7:00 pm on December 16, 2009

Framingham, Mass. – Scottish entertainment, amazing items up for auction, and fabulous food will headline the “Scotland Night” fundraiser on January 9, 2010 at Temple Beth Am in Framingham. Parents of students in Framingham High School’s Drama Company are coordinating and hosting this special event, which will ...[read more]

Whole Foods hosts July 4th Grill event

Filed under: Business by News Staff at 9:15 pm on June 24, 2009

Framingham, Mass. – June 25, 2009 – Whole Foods Market is firing up the grill to help send the Framingham High School Drama Company (FHS-DC) to Scotland in 2010. FHS-DC was selected recently to perform and represent the U.S. at the world’s largest and most prestigious arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe.

“We’ll be serving up delicious summer foods, and all proceeds from the day’s sales will go to the Framingham High School Drama Company,” says Pirjo Silen, Marketing Team Leader, Whole Foods Framingham. “FHS-DC is raising funds for their upcoming theater trip to Scotland. Every cent spent counts, so bring your friends and family! ”

The lunch-time event is open to all, and will feature:

- Musical entertainment

- FHS students offering face painting for children

- A special appearance by the school mascot and students dressed in other fun costumes

- Fresh food from the grill, including hamburgers, hot dogs, and other tasty treats

WHO: Whole Foods Market, FHS students, and members of the local community

WHEN: Saturday, July 4th – 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

WHERE: Whole Foods Market, 575 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701

About Whole Foods

Whole Foods Market is committed to supporting its local communities. Founded in 1980 in Austin, Texas, Whole Foods Market ( is the leading natural and organic foods supermarket, America’s first national certified organic grocer, and was named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” in 2008 by Health magazine. In fiscal year 2008, the Company had sales of approximately $8 billion and currently has 280 stores in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Whole Foods Market employs more than 53,000 Team Members and has been ranked for 12 consecutive years as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” in America by Fortune magazine.

About the Edinburgh, Scotland Fringe Festival

The Festival includes more than 1,800 different performances of music, theatre, dance, and comedy during its three-week run. The whole city of Edinburgh becomes a stage and visitors can view performances everywhere – from playgrounds to conference rooms to city parks to houses of worship. FHS Drama Company’s performance will be showcased at the American High School Theatre venue. For more info on the festival, go to

About FHS Drama Company

FHS-DC is fundraising to help as many members of Drama Company as possible to go to Scotland in August 2010 for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Potential sponsors should call Director Donna Wresinski at 508-620-4963 x1604 – or e-mail for further information.

As part of FHS-DC, Framingham High students of all levels can watch, learn from, and participate with professionals as they work on dance, music, design, playwriting, and directing. Director Donna Wresinski fashions Drama Company after college programs, so that students learn from the best – far beyond the typical high school curriculum. This professional outreach and infusion – along with an open door policy to include every student in FHS-DC – separates Framingham from other high school programs. The group produces several plays each year, and most recently won the following awards and honors:

• Five-time state finalist and 2006 winner of the Massachusetts High School Drama Guild (MHSDG ) award for “Tales of Trickery”

• Represented Massachusetts at the 2006 New England Drama Festival (along with Wellesley High School) and was honored by the State Legislature at the Massachusetts State House

• 2007 MHSDG State Finals, performing "Stories Gone Wilde," a stage adaptation of five Oscar Wilde short stories

• In 2009, “Once on This Island” won seven (out of nine) awards – including Best Musical – at the North Shore Music Theatre Spotlight Awards, plus the MOSS HART Award

• In 2009, “¡Bocon!” – a Spanish folktale about a boy who loses his voice – garnered numerous awards, including those for excellence in acting, lighting, and set design

• In June 2009, selected to perform in Scotland as part of the prestigious 2010 American High School Theatre Festival (AHSTF) during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival


Wheel of Fortune Auditions This Weekend in Marlboro

Filed under: Arts / Culture by Deb Cleveland at 6:07 am on June 2, 2009

FRAMINGHAM, MA - Now's your chance to spin the wheel and buy a vowel. The Wheel of Fortune Wheelmobile and TV38 will be at Solomon Pond Mall on the lower level next to Sears. The Solomon Pond Mall located at 601 Donald Lynch Blvd. in Marlborough.

Casting scouts will be on hand and on-site registration will be open to the public Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 from 1-5 p.m.


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