Jack the Ripper at the Lynn Public Library Oct 24

The Delvena Theatre Company will present an interactive production of Jack the Ripper at the Lynn Public Library, 5 Common Street, Lynn, on Wednesday, October 24, at 6:30 PM.

History comes alive – one more time – with the infamous Jack the Ripper – the identity of whom was never known!  Learn the details of the ghastly murders of five women from London in 1888.  Meet the top suspects in the murders.  The audience will have the opportunity to question each of the suspects and make their own conclusion as to who the “real” Jack the Ripper was.  Let’s solve this case once and for all!  The cast will open up to the audience also at the end of the show for lively discussion.

This is an “edutainment” production, written by Fran Baron, and will feature actors Joseph Zamparelli, Jr., Lynne Moulton and Fran Baron.

Joseph Zamparelli, Jr. is a professional actor, director and producer.  A graduate of Boston College (Psychology/Theater Arts) he went on to the professional training program at Circle in the Square Theater School in NYC.  In addition to commercial film and television work, he is Producing/Artistic Director of BostonAlive.

Lynne Moulton has performed several roles for Delvena Theatre including her IRNE nominated Martha in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? and Sissy in Piece of My Heart and also for numerous other theatre companies in the New England area.  She received her acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art under the direction of Sir Robert Palmer and at Trinity Rep Conservatory.

Fran Baron’s most recent roles include Mrs. Patterson, Martha and Evalyn, in Delvena’s All the President’s Women and Narrator and Mrs. Cratchit in The Christmas Carol.  She is a playwright, producer and theatrical manager.  She received her acting training with Karen Shepard.

The Delvena Theatre Company was founded in 1992 and has performed at various venues, most often at the Boston Center for the Arts.  The company was nominated for five Independent Reviewers of New England awards.  Its production of ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ was on Theatre Mirror’s Best List for acting, directing and production.  Presentations of ‘Anna Weiss’ and ‘Beyond Therapy’ were included on Theatre Mirror’s best play list and ‘Blue Heart’ was placed on Aisle Say’s best list.

Jack the Ripper is supported in part by a grant from the Lynn Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.  The show is recommended for ages 14 and over. For more information, contact the Library at (581) 595-0567.