‘We Were Friends’ is hitting the road

Jason Lambert as Ralph (left) tosses a flower to Margaret, played by Nora Fiffer, in Episode 1 of

Jason Lambert as Ralph (left) tosses a flower to Margaret, played by Nora Fiffer, in Episode 1 of "We Were Friends." —COURTESY PHOTO

Published: 07-10-2024 11:01 AM

Firelight Theatre Workshop founders Nora Fiffer and Jason Lambert will perform two episodes of their 12-part odyssey, "We Were Friends," in Ralph Waldo Emerson’s hometown of Concord, Mass., Thursday, July 18, at 6 p.m. at the Concord Museum.

Written along with writer/poet Henry Walters, "We Were Friends" is a playful reimagining of Margaret Fuller and Emerson’s friendship, set in today’s world. This will be the first time Fiffer and Lambert  bring their show on the road.

"To perform in Concord, upon the very grounds that Emerson walked is a thrill for us," Fiffer stated. 

In the first installment, "Two Years In: Birthdays," the audience will join Fuller and Emerson as they celebrate their birthdays on two distant picnic blankets. Fuller is suffering from a cold  and indecision. Emerson, a rising writer and speaker, wonders about beauty – is it always there, or is there never enough of it?

Following the performance, Fifer, Lambert and Walters will participate in a talkback with the audience. Episode 11 will be performed at the Concord Museum on Aug. 15.

Tickets are $10 for members and $12 for non-members. Attendees receive a $2 discount if they purchase tickets to both performances in advance of the first performance.

Tickets are available at concordmuseum.org/event/we-were-friends.

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