Passages in the Life of an Unpractical Man

Photo credit: Renee DeKona

one-man play by

Gerry Wright



36 Perkins St., PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030

Gerry Wright, Founder and President

Telephone: 617-524-7070


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"Olmsted To Honor Christine"  

PRESS RELEASE (cut date 12/19/2004)



"Olmsted To Honor Christine"



Frederick Law Olmsted, "Passages in the Life of An Unpractical Man" a one-man show by Gerry Wright



Eliot Hall: Home of America's Oldest Community Theater, 7 Eliot Street, Jamaica Plain, MA Wheelchair accessible



December 19, Sunday, 4:00 PM



$10 Adults, $8 Seniors & Students, $5 Children (Group and volunteer rates available)



Gerry Wright (617) 524-7070

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Join us on Sunday, December 19, 2004 at 4:00 PM at Eliot Hall: Home of America's Oldest Community Theater, 7 Eliot Street in Jamaica Plain, in this tribute presentation entitled "Olmsted To Honor Christine" of Frederick Law Olmsted: "Passages in the Life of An Unpractical Man," a one-man show by Gerry Wright. The performance is celebrating twenty-one years of stewardship and work of Christine Cooper, the Project Director of the Jamaica Pond Project. Admission: $10 Adults, $8 Seniors & Students, $5 Children (Group and volunteer rates available). The play will be followed by a reception

Christine Cooper has been the Project Director for the Jamaica Pond Project for 21 years. She will be moving on to to new endeavors in early 2005. Christine's work at the Jamaica Pond has been extraordinary: being both the spiritual force and practical presence. She has been responsible for directing the Sailing School, the Open Classroom, operation of the boat house concessions, information specialist, coordinating the public row boating and sailing programs, maintenance of the bathrooms, parklands clean-up project coordinator, motivator for major restoration programs; collaboration with the Boston Police, Boston Municipal Police, State Police for the safety of citizens in the parklands, partnerships with the staff of the Boston Parks and Recreation Departments, partnerships with teachers of the Boston School Department, a friend of hundreds and greeter of thousands who visit Jamaica Pond. And by her nature and on-going study, a passionate voice and example of carrying forward the legacy of Frederick Law Olmsted.

Frederick Law Olmsted: "Passages in the Life of An Unpractical Man," is a play which celebrates the life and vision of the father of landscape architecture. It was first presented at Doyle's Cafe in Jamaica Plain on January 19, 2002. The Olmsted play has since been presented at the Olmsted National Historic Site in Brookline plus many communities of the Commonwealth; along with performances in Volgoda, Russia; in New York City for the 150 year anniversary of the legislation for Central Park; Olmsted Parks Conservancy in Louisville, Kentucky; and in Asheville, North Carolina.. The performance on December 19th is the only Jamaica Plain performance in 2004.

Eliot Hall is located short distance from the corner of Eliot and Centre Streets in Jamaica Plain (By the Monument where Centre and South Streets split). There are MBTA bus stops at the Monument (Forest Hills Bus #39, Bus #40, and Jackson-Centre St Bus #41). On street parking is limited, public parking is available in the parking lot along Burroughs Place (behind Blanchard's liquor store). Wheelchair accessible.

For ticket reservations and information, contact Gerry Wright, at 617-524-7070 or write the Jamaica Pond Project at PO Box 300040, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130-0030.



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Click image for larger version and to download. Photo credit : Renee DeKona

Christine Cooper


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Frederick Law Olmsted -- one man play by Gerry Wright

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December 19, 2004 "Olmsted To Honor Christine"

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