Shabbat in Ptown
Central Reform Temple of Boston, a progressive Jewish congregation located at 15 Newbury Street in the Back Bay, will offer the final gathering in this season’s series of summer Sabbath Eve worship services in Provincetown, on Friday evening, August 12 at 5:30 p.m. This inclusive, egalitarian celebration in prayer and song, will be led by Rabbi Howard Berman and the congregation’s musicians, with guest accompanist John Thomas, and will be held at the UU Meeting House, 236 Commercial Street, followed by an Oneg Shabbat social hour on the front lawn.
Central Reform Temple is the liberal Jewish presence in the center of Boston, and is active in the interfaith community and in the broader civic and social life of the city. With many members who are also residents of Provincetown, it has offered various programs here on the Outer Cape over the years, highlighted by these special monthly worship celebrations each summer.
People of all faiths and spiritual practice are warmly invited and welcome to participate. For further information, call 617.262.1202 or visit centralreformtemple.org.
Thanks to a grant from the Cape Cod Five Foundation and Cape Cod Melody Tent, Lower and Outer Cape school kids (Orleans to Provincetown) can see the WHAT for Kids production of Stephen Russell’s The Further Adventures of Puss in Boots, or, Ocelot Unchained! for free—now through August 18.
This sequel to WHAT’s 2009 production of Puss in Boots, begins with a rapid fire recap of that play, just in case you missed it, and then we’re off and running, as Puss, a.k.a. Ocelot (Mae Cutrona) is kidnapped by agents of that evil pair Cardinal Balmont and Princess Minette (Holly Hansen) and handed over to pirates! When Ocelot eats all the rats aboard the ship, the grateful pirates choose Ocelot to be their new captain, but his triumph is short-lived as a storm washes him overboard and lands him on the shores of New Iberia, where he’s rescued by a mysterious man named Don Jose (Ari Lew) and his little dog, Bruno. Meanwhile, Ocelot’s best friends, Jean-Claude (Nathan Scalise) and Anne-Claire (Shauna Condon) follow him across the ocean to New Iberia, where they, too, find themselves in danger! Will the three friends be re-united? And will they ever get back to France and restore good King Louis (Dick Morrill) to his throne?
The show is presented at the WHAT for Kids pavilion behind the Julie Harris Stage, 2357 Rte. 6, Wellfleet, Mondays through Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. Ask for your free ticket at the Box Office!