All events held at:
ROGER WILLIAMS NATIONAL MEMORIAL
282 North Main Street, Providence, RI
|CLICK HERE to see a list of PAST SHOWS
|If you're jonesin' for some coffeehouse music, this'll give you your fix…
Bring a lawn chair, a blanket, and maybe even a picnic dinner and sit on the
lawn at the beautiful Roger Williams National Memorial and enjoy FREE
concerts by some of the best songwriters RI has to offer. There is limited
parking available at the park. Lots of street parking and pay lots available.
All ages are welcome.
Hear In Rhode Island and Roger Williams National Memorial will present
several evenings of music featuring local singer-songwriters as part of the
Downtown Sundown Series. Experience an “outdoor coffeehouse”.
The concerts will be held at Roger Williams National Memorial
in Downtown Providence.
In the event of rain, the concerts will be held in the Visitor Center.
|SCHEDULE - SUMMER 2015
concerts start at 7pm and run until about 9:30pm
Saturday June 20th
Emma Joy Galvin
Saturday July 11th
Dan Lilley with
Scatman & Amy Bedard
Ryan Lee Crosby
Saturday July 25th
Ed McGuirl &
Saturday August 8th
Kristen and J
Saturday August 22nd
Jesse and Jack Gauthier
|updated July 2nd 2015
|The Rhode Island Shakespeare Theater (TRIST)
will be performing Shakespeare's
"“The Life and Death of King John”"
Thursday through Sunday nights* from May 29th through June 15th at 8pm
May 21, 22, 24 | May 28, 29, 30, 31 | June 4, 5, 6, 7
*no performance on May 23rd
TRIST Artistic Director Bob Colonna says, “This is a chance for me to stage one of my favorite plays.”
Favorite? Most people have never heard of it! “And I don’t know why not,” says Colonna. “The show is full
of amazing characters. It’s funny as hell, and then turns on a dime and breaks your heart. It’s as
contemporary as you can get, with crooked politicians, battles between church and state, and attempts to
disenfranchise women. “ King John himself (Mark Carter) is a royal idiot (you remember him from Robin
Hood, right?). His mother, Elinor (Meryn Flynn) is still the crafty power behind the throne as she was in “A
Lion In Winter.” A wisecracking warrior, The Bastard (Tom Chace), swaggers and jokes his way through
the play as one of Shakespeare’s most original and colorful figures. There is Constance (Linda Kamajian)
mother of the rightful king, young Arthur (Elizabeth Kinnane). Constance is a fierce and indomitable woman
who is given perhaps the most moving speech in the Canon as she grieves the imprisonment of her little
boy. Geoff White plays Hubert, Arthur’s jailer, who is ordered against his will to blind the child. Can the boy
talk him out of it? Philip, the indolent and foppish French King (Robin Stone), Blanca, Princess of Spain
(Jackie Aguirre), Cardinal Pandolfo from Milano (Colonna) and the Duke of Austria (Jim Brown) give an
international flavor to the play (Austria wearing a lion-skin pelt, which brings him in for a lot of teasing by
The Bastard). And a narrative figure played by Cherylee Dumas takes on several roles and keeps us
connected to the story, which often threatens to spin wildly out of control.