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Actors Wanted for ‘The Real Me’

January 22, 2019

LOWELL -- Brio Integrated Theatre of Winchester is seeking actors for a production of “The Real Me,” a one-act play focusing on what disability means through the eyes of Nancy, a young woman with a developmental disability, and her parents. The production will be held April 1 at the Luna Theatre at Mill No. 5 and will be the Lowell debut performance for Brio.

Roles that need to be filled are Ann and Don, Nancy’s parents. According to the casting call, Ann is described as a white, middle-aged woman with a pleasant demeanor who aspired to become an artist. Don is a reserved, white, middle-aged man, an accountant and Vietnam War veteran.

Inquiries, pictures and resumes can be sent to Executive Director Sahar Ahmed at s.ahmed@briotheatre.org . The deadline for applications is Feb. 1. Auditions will be held Feb. 4 to 5 at Brio, 50 Cross St., Winchester.

Actors must be flexible for 10 rehearsal dates throughout March. Those chosen for roles will receive a $500 stipend. For information, visit www.briotheatre.org .

-- ALANA MELANSON

Chelmsford’s LaRoche in exhibit

BOSTON -- Chelmsford resident Richard LaRoche will be among 99 artists participating in the 2019 New England Watercolor Society Signature Members Show Feb. 6 to March 3 at the Guild of Boston Artists, 162 Newbury St.

This year’s exhibition judge will be internationally acclaimed artist Jean Haines.

The exhibit is free and open to the public. During the run, the show will be open Tuesday-Saturday 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sundays 12 to 4 p.m. The artists reception and awards ceremony will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at 4 p.m.

There are three Saturday gallery talks and three Sunday painting demonstrations by artists. For a schedule or information, visit newenglandwatercolorsociety.org/galleries/2019MS.html .

-- ALANA MELANSON

Billerica grad’s work on display

BILLERICA -- Anneloes van Beek, a sculptor and 2012 graduate of Billerica Memorial High School, has two ongoing exhibits, featuring her work with wood, linoleum and concrete.

Her show at Turtle Swamp Brewing in Boston will be up until the end of January. A second show at Vee Vee in Jamaica Plain will be up through mid-March.

Currently based out of Lower Allston, Beek grew up in Billerica, where she used to draw creative chalk art at the North Billerica Market Basket. Her work uses mostly reclaimed wood. She said her work is inspired by the intersection of art, architecture, science and music.

-- ELIZABETH DOBBINS

Town seeks feedback on pot shop

DRACUT -- A community outreach meeting will seek public feedback for a proposed marijuana retail shop and cultivation facility operated by Lazy River.

The meeting is scheduled for Jan. 29 at the American Legion.

According to Town Manager Jim Duggan, Lazy River is considering a vacant industrial building on Broadway Road, though the exact address has not been publicly announced.

The town currently has an agreement with Green Star Herbals, which also proposed a retail store. This company has received an application for a special permit and the town is waiting for its submission.

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