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Small Theatre Alliance of Boston

Bare Bones 12: Stealing the Packard and Wild Thing




ONE NIGHT ONLY! Thursday, November 14th at 8pm

Stealing the Packard and Wild Thing will be presented at Unity Somerville, 6 William Street, Somerville, MA 02144

Suggested Donation $5 - General Admission - No reservations required


About the Plays


Stealing the Packard

Written by Peter Shelburne and directed by Dorothy Mallam

Martin's garage used to house his 1952 Packard Clipper, but the Packard has been missing since his death. Now his widow, Ruth, takes comfort in having her meals where the Packard once stood as she wrestles with her grief. Her children complain, her neighbor comforts, her fifteen- year old grandson, Jasper, struggles with his own sense of loss as everyone tries to discover who stole the Packard. Filled with poignancy and humor, Peter Shelburne's play puts us in touch with our struggle to hang on to the old and our need to find new paths when confronted with grief and change.



Ruth ..... Heidi Clark
Emma ..... Masha Sten-Clanton
Jasper ..... Matt Rouillard
Ben ..... Bob Karish
Christie ..... Maura Kelly
Byron ..... John O'Brien


Wild Thing

Written by Anna Smith and directed by Josh Coleman

Wild Thing is a heartwarming tale about a married couple reminiscing how they have lost their spark, only to find the romance is not as dead as they thought.



Miles ..... Lou Fuoco
Colleen ..... Heidi Clark


Additional Information

The Directors:
Dorothy Mallam trained at the Academy of Dramatic Art, Oakland University, in Rochester Michigan, joined the Meadow Brook Theater for its fourth season and obtained her equity card. Although she left professional theater years ago, she became a founding member of the Grasse River Players, a Community Theater in Canton, New York where she has acted in and directed many shows over the years. Recent directing credits include She Stoops to Conquer, Enchanted April and The New York Idea. As a new resident of Somerville, Dorothy is delighted to be working with Bare Bones Staged Readings at Theatre@First.

Josh Coleman graduated from Plymouth State University with a degree in Theater Arts. He was an Acting Apprentice for the Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College. He was recently seen in Theater@ First's Twelfth Night, Zero Point's Merchant of Venus and David the Musical, and Heart & Dagger's Sex Fest. He will next be seen in Zero Point's production of Killer Joe. He is thrilled to be directing this wonderful play for Theater@First. He dedicates this performance to his friends and family for their love and support!


Bare Bones: Staged Readings at Theatre@First offers directors, casts and audiences the chance to explore a wide variety of plays in a spare, intense setting.