LUNCHTIME FARE for Week 10 (Dec. 5 – 8): LET’S CELEBRATE!

This week, the last of our Fall 2016 semester, is full of wonderful celebrations sponsored by the Membership Committee and some of our BOLLI Special Interest Groups.  Join us for a wonderful array of festive frolic!

MONDAY:  CAST “Going Solo”

(Creative Acting, Storytelling, and Theatre)

Seven of our BOLLI thespians will present monologues drawn from plays featuring real-life characters.  Above, rehearsal shots feature: Monique Frank as Emily Dickinson, Eileen Mitchell as Eva Peron, Sandy Clifford as Molly Ivens, and Becki Norman as Vivien Leigh.  Others include Bunny Cohen as Amelia Earhart,  and Bette Winer as J. Robert Oppenheimer!   Come and support the remarkable work of these wonderful performers!


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Back by popular demand!  “Home Cooking Jazz” DJ’s Judith Stone and Nancy Connery take their weekly radio show on the road to 60 Turner Street.  This week’s show features great musicals through the ages.  Come and enjoy music pulled from Broadway shows from the 1920s, 30s, 40s, 50s, and so on.  Along the way, we’ll provide exciting trivia opportunities (complete with exciting prizes) and end up with a Grand Prize Drawing!

Music Producer Megan Curtis, Trivia Master Sue Wurster, DJ Nancy Connery, Production Manager Emily Ostrower, and DJ Judith Stone


WEDNESDAY:  “One BOLLI, One Book!”


BOLLI’s Book Group, led by Charlie Marz and Abby Pinard, will moderate a BOLLI-wide discussion of Philip Roth’s novel, Indignation.  The novel takes readers back to the 1950s with a butcher’s son from Newark who escapes the family ties that bind by enrolling at a small, traditional college far from home in the Midwest.  What could possibly go wrong?

The group’s next  “One BOLLI, One Book” event will take place on Friday January 6 at 12:30 when the discussion will focus on Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel who depicts life before and after the collapse of civilization in this gripping, surprisingly beautiful novel about the endurance of art and the shared stories that connect us and make us human.  Then, on Friday February 3 at 12:30, the discussion will be about Atticus by Ron Hansen.  An aging Colorado rancher, in trying to unravel the mystery of his son’s death, struggles to come to terms with his life.  A moving and beautifully written novel about blame and responsibility and the illogical, consoling, and ultimately redemptive power of the human heart.




Boston based actor Jeremiah Kissel stars as Tevye in a new production of the acclaimed musical, Fiddler on the Roof, at Watertown’s successful New Rep Theatre.  On Thursday, Kissel will join us at BOLLI to talk about his experience in this show, offering his perspective on playing a “21st Century Tevye.”  The show, directed by Austin Pendleton (award winning director and HB Studio acting teacher who originated the role of Motel Kamzoil the tailor on Broadway), opens on Friday, December 2 and has already been extended to run through January 1.



And, by the way, if you have ideas for Lunch & Learn presenters, please be sure to let the committee know by clicking here to access the L&L Google form.