(6.21) More good weather queued up for this weekend so head down to the Roger Williams National Memorial for some edification and music.
First at 5pm — Character actress Jessa Piaia (seen here as Mary Dyer) will portray Elizabeth Brown, wife of Chad Brown, proprietor of Lot 7. (You remember Lot 7 . . . grass always overgrown, that old wagon up on cinder blocks never getting fixed.) In this first-person narrative Elizabeth dishes the dirt on her neighbors: the Arnolds, the Williamses, that cream-faced loon Samuel Gorton, and . . . Anne Hutchinson is pregnant, again. Further, Elizabeth’s son Nicholas founded Brown University, so you know you’re gonna hear about that.
The portrayal will run 45 minutes, followed by an informal Q & A in character throughout. Try to get her to say something nice about Gorton. Can’t be done.
Then from 7pm to 9:30pm acoustic music from Steve Allain, Emma Joy Galvin, Tracie Potochnik, Lisa Couto, and Ray Cooke. Bring chairs and blankets. You know the drill. (In case of rain, the music is moved into the Visitors’ Center.)
Free, 5pm to 9:30pm, Saturday, June 21, Roger Williams National Memorial, 282 North Main Street (at Smith Street), 401.521.7266, (directions)