Hasty Pudding Theatrical: France France Revolution!

We have reserved 30 tickets for the Thursday, March 7th Hasty Pudding Theatrical, 9 of which are still available as of this publication. You can get yours at February’s meeting. Tickets are $28.00 and are in the front four rows, so we will have great seats. The performance is at 8 PM.

So don’t delay, send in your tearsheet today, after Monday, February 18th, they’ll go away.

Location: Farkas Hall, 12 Holyoke Street, Cambridge, just outside of Harvard Sqaure.

“Vive la France! Paris is in ruins all thanks to Queen REINA TERROR and her evil regime. When Reina’s pompous right-hand man and tax collector NEVILLE LETCHAGAURDOWN takes cowardly bovine BELLE ROUNDERNECK, the townspeople are fed up—and this time not by baguettes! We follow the story of star-crossed lovers PHIL AYMIGNON, the town butcher, and sparky Princess THERESA SPARKINME.

Phil leads the townspeople in la révolution with the help of the overly optimistic and somewhat devilish SELMA COOKIES and the brainless but loveable blacksmith BRANDON IRON. As Reina tries to send her own daughter off to Siberia to be wedded to the boastful Russian Prince EMMANUEL HAFTAMARRY, Theresa will have to choose between standing by her mother and following her heart. Will wacky mime PAUL AYVOUSFRANCAIS stay loyal to Reina? Will pirate-parrot duo JACQUES SPARROW and IVY LEEVAYECANFLY ever find the booty they seek? Will DESDEMONA LISA finally meet a man after being stuck inside that darn painting for the last 300 years? We shall Merci in HPT 171: France France Revolution!

This year’s writers: Michael Perusse ’20 & Max Weiss ’20.

Lifesongs

[Lifesongs advertisement]

Friday, March 8th (2 PM & 7 PM)
Saturday, March 9th (7 PM)
Boston Center for the Arts, Plaza Theatre
539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

Lifesongs celebrates the stories of LGBTQ seniors in our community. Lifesongs was originally conceived by Palaver cellist Matthew Smith as a songwriting collaboration between Palaver musicians and elders from the community, who write original lyrics based on their lived experiences. Over the years, participants have created powerful stories of love, loss, courage, and affirmation that we are excited to showcase on a larger scale as part of our residency at Boston Center for the Arts. In addition to new Lifesongs participants, the program will feature Samuel Barber’s iconic Adagio for Strings, a new comission by Akenya Seymour, performances by the Theater Offensive, and arrangements of Lifesongs pieces for Palaver Strings and the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus. As rising bigotry threatens hard-won rights ard freedoms, these stories become more important than ever as reminders of where we are coming from and where we are going.

[Lifesongs photo]

Tickets are $10 per person (with Senior discount; just pick “Student” on website) to all showings and direct ticket links for your convenience are here (2 PM on March 8th), here (7 PM on March 8th) & here (7 PM on March 9th). Join us in supporting Palaver Strings and the Boston Gay Men’s Chorus!

March Dinner

Tuesday, March 26th
Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner 7 PM

Choices: (1) Salmon Filet, (2) Rigatoni (Pasta) with Meatballs, (3) Statler Chicken, (4) Meatloaf.

Unfortunately, there are no vegetarian entrees in the current menu. Please join us for dinner anyway and order off the menu for a vegetarian option.

Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston. (617) 536-0966

Nearest T Stop: Back Bay Station on the Orange Line or Arlington Street Station on the Green Line. The Inbound № 9 Bus from Broadway Station (Red Line) stops across the street at Berkeley St. & Columbus Ave.

Cost: $28.00 per person includes Soup/Salad, Entree, Coffee/Tea, Dessert as well as Gratuity.

Your payment must be received by March 18th.

Should you need a tear sheet to send in, the most recent one can be found on the forms page.

February Dinner

Tuesday, February 26th
Cocktails 6 PM, Dinner 7 PM

Choices: (1) Cod Filet, (2) Chicken Picatta, (3) Pappardelle Bolognese (beef/pork/veal, red sauce), (4) Steak Tips.

Unfortunately, there are no vegetarian entrees in the current menu. Please join us for dinner anyway and order off the menu for a vegetarian option.

Club Café, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston. (617) 536-0966

Nearest T Stop: Back Bay Station on the Orange Line or Arlington Street Station on the Green Line. The Inbound № 9 Bus from Broadway Station (Red Line) stops across the street at Berkeley St. & Columbus Ave.

Cost: $28.00 per person includes Soup/Salad, Entree, Coffee/Tea, Dessert as well as Gratuity.

Your payment must be received by February 18th.

Should you need a tear sheet to send in, the most recent one can be found on the forms page.

Pot Luck for BPT & NSM

hosted by Ed McCarthy

WHAT: Pot Luck for Boston Prime Timers & N. Shore Men.
WHEN: Saturday, September 8th, 2-6 PM.
WHERE: 54 Tercentennial Dr., Billerica.
FOOD: Contact Ed to let him know what you are bringing or ask for suggestions. We will have some alcohol. BYOB.
COST: $2 to the host for incidentals.
RSVP: Please e-mail Ed at edmccarthyii@aol.com or call
(978) 663-2106 to register on or before September 6th, so he can keep count of attendees.
MAXIMUM GUESTS: 45

DIRECTIONS (FROM THE SOUTH): Take Route 128 (I-95) to Route 3 North; take Exit 27 (Concord Rd.) toward Billerica. A couple of miles to Billerica center (staying left at a tricky fork). Three close lights at the center: straight at the first, left at the second, right at the third onto Andover Rd. A couple of miles on Andover Rd, staying right at the first fork, left at the second (at bottom of the hill). Drive beyond a cemetery on your left, turn right on Kenrick Ave, then left onto Tercentennial Dr. (If you miss Kenrick, above, you’ll come to a garage on your right. Go back!) About a dozen houses down on the left, number 54, dark brown house.

DIRECTIONS (FROM THE NORTH OR WEST): Take 128 or 495 to Route 3 and then follow the directions above.

DIRECTIONS (ALTERNATE ROUTE FROM THE NORTH): Take Route 129 (e.g., 128 South to 93 North, to 129 West). This may be fewer miles, but 129 twists through Wilmington to Billerica. After you get into Billerica, at a flashing yellow light, bear left (129 goes to the right). You’re on Andover Rd. for a few miles. There’s a garage on your left. Take the next left onto Kenrick Ave., then follow the directions above.

Halloween in P’Town

Join your fellow Prime Timers at the Provincetown Inn, on October 26th-28th (3 days/2 nights) for another memorable and enjoyable weekend of camaraderie, shopping, browsing, dining and fun. Prizes will be awarded for the best drag, the most humorous and most creative, so start working on your costume for the Halloween dinner at the Inn on Saturday night—who knows, you might win a cash prize!!! As in past years, we will be joined by our Prime Timer brothers from other chapters for the weekend—providing a wonderful opportunity to meet and interface with fellow Prime Timers. The Inn offers off-season rates for this weekend. All rooms in the Old & New Inn are available for our annual event.

The Old Inn rooms open into a common lobby where we can congregate to enjoy snacks, drinks (BYOB) and conversation. A great place to hang out when not in town. The non-smoking rooms ($100 smoking penalty) are available for single or double occupancy (there is a supplemental charge of $20 per person per night for more than 2 people in a room). This year’s rates are: Street View—$110.00/night. Waterview, Harborview, Breakwater—$130.00/night. The rates include room taxes, maid gratuity and a continental breakfast offered each morning. In addition, our fellow Prime Timers from Connecticut and Rhode Island will provide snacks for our happy hour on Friday evening in the lounge area.

We will have a cocktail hour on Friday at 5 PM. A dinner is planned for Saturday, October 27th at the Inn, with a cocktail hour proceeding the dinner and appetizers provided by the Inn. A cash bar will be open for the evening. Be sure to wear your costume to the dinner! Entrée selections are Prime Rib at $36, tip included, a choice of Chicken Florentine or Native Salmon and Vegetarian Plate each at $29 (tip included). Each meal includes a salad, entrée, vegetable, potato/rice, dessert, and coffee/tea. Following dinner, we will hold the costume judging.

Everyone will be on their own for meals other than the continental breakfasts and Saturday evening dinner. If you wish to drink beer, wine or liquor—you can either bring your own or visit a cash bar at the Inn. We will have our own cash bar for Saturday’s dinner. In the event of inclement weather, an entertainment committee will be providing activities at the Inn for your enjoyment. Hopefully, the weather will cooperate and there will be no need for inside activities.

The Boston Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will be joining us to put on another Sister Bingo early Saturday afternoon, so plan on joining us there, it should be a great time!

Your completed Reservation Form (Tear Sheet) and payment must be mailed to the Boston Prime Timers office and postmarked not later than October 12th. Non-reserved rooms will be released back to the inn for sale to the general public on October 15th>. Rooms will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Every effort will be made to accommodate your room preferences. If you are requesting a specific room, such as a first-floor room, do so immediately in order to secure your desired room.

Available Rooms [updated 10/11 @ 5:15 PM]

Room Price View Floor Bed Size Extra Bed
Standard Inn #37 $110.00 Street 2 King  
Standard Inn #41 $110.00 Street 2 King  
Waterview Inn #44 $130.00 Ocean 2 King  
Waterview Inn #48 $130.00 Ocean 2 King  
Harborview Inn #128 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #129 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #130 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #131 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #132 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  
Harborview Inn #133 $130.00 Ocean 1 King  

May Mt. Vernon Dinner

On Wednesday, May 9th at 6 PM, we will be dining at the Mount Vernon Restaurant & Pub. From now on, rather than sending in a Tear Sheet, just come and order off the menu.

The restaurant is at 14 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145 and you can view their website here. It’s located just a short walk from Sullivan Station (Orange line, buses) or the following buses stop in front of the restaurant: 89, 89/93, 90, 92 and 101. For more information, you can call them at (617) 666-3830.

SpeakEasy Production, “Allegiance”

I am trying to organize a group to see Allegiance, a Speak Easy Production, on Thursday, May 31st, at 2 PM. I am able to obtain a discount of 10 tickets at $20 each. This will be performed at the Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont St. in the South End.

The first ten people to RSVP via the Tear Sheet will receive the discount. I will notify you when I receive the tickets. The deadline is May 15th. In March, six members attended Every Brilliant Thing. I hope that more members would like to join us for an afternoon of fun at the theater.

To quote their website: Inspired by the true childhood experience of TV/film actor and social media icon George Takei (Mr. Sulu on Star Trek), Allegiance tells the story of the Kimura family, whose lives are upended when they and 120,000 other Japanese-Americans are forced to leave their homes following the events at Pearl Harbor. Sam Kimura seeks to prove his patriotism by fighting for his country in the war, but sister Kei fiercely protests the government’s treatment of her people. An uplifting testament to the power of the human spirit, Allegiance follows the Kimuras as they fight between duty and defiance, custom and change, family bonds and forbidden loves. SpeakEasy Stage is proud to breathe new life into Allegiance by presenting the East Coast regional premiere of an intimate version of this important musical.

RUN TIME: Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes with one intermission.

For more info, view their website.

Inman Sq. LGBT Luncheon [April]

The second luncheon will be Monday, April 16th, 2018, at S & S Deli from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM. The cost of the luncheon will be $11 (or you may order from the menu). Future dates will be the third Monday of each month, March through December. S & S Deli is at 1334 Cambridge Street.

Please RSVP with Bob Kingston-Parrott by calling (336) 324-9256 or e-mailing sslunch2018@gmail.com. You can also sign up with Bob at one of the other community meals.

Should you need to get there by T, take the Red Line to Central Square, then catch either the 83 or the 91 at the bus station on Magazine St. just south of Mass. Ave. Both buses stop on Hampshire St. between S & S and Ryles (just before the intersection with Cambridge St.). Alternately, you can take the Green Line to Lechmere and take the 69 bus down Cambridge St. to the intersection with Hampshire St. S & S Deli also has off-street parking.

Join us and bring a friend!

April Mt. Vernon Dinner

On Wednesday, April 11th at 6 PM, we will be dining at the Mount Vernon Restaurant & Pub. From now on, rather than sending in a Tear Sheet, just come and order off the menu.

The restaurant is at 14 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02145 and you can view their website here. It’s located just a short walk from Sullivan Station (Orange line, buses) or the following buses stop in front of the restaurant: 89, 89/93, 90, 92 and 101. For more information, you can call them at (617) 666-3830.