Monday, July 14, 2014

Wilde Tale Theatre Performance With John Kevin Jones This Saturday

Join us this Saturday, July 19 at 4pm for a special theatre performance workshop with actor John Kevin Jones. 

Jones has adapted Oscar Wilde's short story "The Devoted Friend" for performance and will offer a first reading of his new script at the Summit Street Garden.

"The Devoted Friend" is the comic story of the consequences of true friendship and is well suited for children up to the age of 83. This is Kevin's second journey telling classic stories using only his voice and body to create scenes and characters. his critically acclaimed adaptation of Charles Dickens "A Christmas Carol" at the Merchant's House Museum was hailed as "masterful storytelling" by and is being brought back this coming holiday season by popular demand.

Kevin is the co-artistic director of Summoners Ensemble Theatre and a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and Actors Equity Association.

Free and open to the public. Performance is about 30 minutes with a potluck to follow.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Farewell to the Peach Tree

The peach tree, post-topple, on July 3.

After nearly 20 years in the Summit Street Community Garden, the peach tree was felled by the July 2 thunderstorm.

Felled peach tree

As another storm threatened to bear down upon the garden the following day, some of the community gardeners cut the tree into smaller pieces and put them by the Summit Street gate, awaiting pickup from the parks department.

The peach tree along the wall in the spring. 
Throughout the years, the tree has produced some tasty peaches, which were offered to gardeners and visitors. Farewell, peach tree.