The Entire NEMPAC Cast at the Fisherman’s Feast. (Photo: R. Griffin)
The Entire NEMPAC Cast at the Fisherman’s Feast. (Photo: R. Griffin)

On Saturday, August 14th and Sunday August 15th, The North End Music and Performing Arts Center (NEMPAC) participated in the Annual Fisherman’s Feast on North Street.  Under the direction of Emily Trask, twelve children, ages 4-10 performed a short play on the history of the Feast.

Fishermen Sam and Charlie Griffin pose with Marilyn Fitzgerald as The Devil. (Photo: R. Griffin)
Fishermen Sam and Charlie Griffin pose with Marilyn Fitzgerald as The Devil. (Photo: R. Griffin)

The play was written by NEMPAC board member Lauren Nelson, narrated by Cheryl Sullivan, directed by Emily Trask and acted by Dan Trask (the only adult actor), Greg and Jack Merenghi, Charlie and Sam Griffin, Sam Sullivan, Marilyn and Paige Fitzgerald, Sarah and Grace Connelly, Luke Meyers, Cheyenne Reyes, and Alyssia Rougous.  Prop handling was by Carrie Johnson, and Mary Merenghi.

“The Fisherman’s Feast has been a long standing supporter of NEMPAC.  Because of the generous support of North End organizations and businesses, we are able to provide wonderful opportunities for both children and adults in the neighborhood” said NEMPAC Executive Director, Rebecca Griffin.   “Thanks so much to Sal Bartolo, one of our greatest advocates for inviting us to perform.”

Sal Bartolo (Photo: R. Griffin)
Sal Bartolo (Photo: R. Griffin)

In addition to occasional drama productions, NEMPAC offers private music lessons and classes for all ages in music, yoga, Italian, Spanish and more.  Need based scholarships are available.

NEMPAC is a 501c non-profit located on the Prado in the North End.  Its mission is “To provide affordable arts related opportunities to the North End/Waterfront and surrounding communities”.

Registration for the upcoming Fall Session is underway.  To register for a class, Private Music Instruction, or to learn more, visit www.nempacboston.org, or email Rebecca at becca0923@yahoo.com.

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