http://www.franklinparkcoalition.org/fpc-programs/playhouse-in-the-park/ Franklin Park, Elma Lewis Playhouse
Boston, MA 02121
Date Idea, Music, Performing Arts
Elma Lewis Playhouse in the Park is a beloved Franklin Park institution with concerts and performances throughout the summer. The current Playhouse emulates the original summer series brought to the community from 1966-1978 by Elma Lewis, renowned Roxbury arts leader. Located in the footprint of the Overlook Shelter ruins, the Playhouse brought national musicians to the Franklin Park stage, including Duke Ellington who opened the season every fourth of July weekend until his death.
Morning shows are for summer camps and families. OrigiNation will get everyone up and dancing. Evening shows are for everyone, bring lawn chairs, a picnic supper and all your friends to hear Boston’s best local talent.
Tuesday, July 15th
6pm: Athene Wilson
Tuesday, July 22nd
11am: Unique Status 4
6pm: So Amazing / Midnight Crew
Tuesday, July 29th
11am: Stajez Dance Company
6pm: Ashanti & Sistah Soul
Tuesday, August 5th
6pm: NEW! National Night Out DJ Dance Party with DJ Brother Charles of TOUCH 106 & DJ Nomadik
How to find the playhouse:
If traveling by car, drive down Circuit Drive (the main road through Franklin Park) and exit onto Pierpont Road towards the back entrance to the Zoo. Look for signs! The stage will be on your left and there is plenty of parking available. There is also a dirt parking lot located on Circuit Drive next to Pierpont road across from the golf course.
If traveling by public transportation, take the Orange Line to Green Street. Exit the station and turn right. Walk down Green Street, cross Washington Street, and walk up the hill into the park. Green Street turns into Glen Road. Follow Glen Road into the park and stay on the paved pathway until you see the Playhouse stage. The #16 bus also travels through Franklin Park on Circuit Drive and stops directly across from the Playhouse stage.