A couple of pretty important people in New England history are showing up at the Wellesley Free Library this summer for the “Legendary New England” Program Series. Stop by and meet Founding Father Ben Franklin and poet Robert Frost. Since these famous figures have long since passed from this world, it’s only fitting that their visit will be followed up by ghost stories. All portrayals by professional actor J.T. Turner.
All performances are at 7 PM in the main library’s Wakelin Room
JULY 19 — Benjamin Franklin: Mason, Printer, Inventor, Author, Patriot
As portrayed by professional actor J.T. Turner, Benjamin Franklin recounts his life: his youth in Boston, his days as a printer in Philadelphia, and his years as inventor, philanthropist, and revolutionary.
JULY 26 — Robert Frost, Light and Dark
Professional actor J.T. Turner presents the inspirations behind Frost’s most popular poems, including Mending Wall, Nothing Gold Can Stay, Road Not Taken, and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. A moving and intimate portrayal of the uniquely talented man who achieved unparalleled success as a poet despite episodes of great personal tragedy.
AUGUST 2 — New England’s Ghost Stories
Professional actor & storyteller J.T. Turner will spin a ghostly mix of regional tales, ranging from silly to terrifying. (This program is not recommended for young children.) Hear The Fiddler of Maine, John and the Ghost, The Devil’s Footprint, and many more.
Generously sponsored by the Friends of the Wellesley Free Libraries.