The Wizard of Oz in the Wild West
Priscilla Beach Theatre presents “The Wizard of Oz in the Wild West,” by Willard Simms. The humorous tale sends Dorothy and her friends back in time to the western frontier where they meet legendary figures of the time.
Performances will be held at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 16-17 at PBT’s new outdoor theatre at 800 Rocky Hill Road. Tickets are $12 each and available at the door prior to performance. For information, visit www.pbtheatre.org or call 508-224-4888.
The Marshfield Fair will take place at the fairgrounds located at 140 Main St. in Marshfield from noon to 10 p.m. Aug. 16-25. Features include rides, food, arts and crafts, photography, animals, a farmers’ market, gift shop, contests, educational exhibits and more. Tickets are $10; no charge for children age 6 and under. Visit marshfieldfair.org or call 781-834-6629 for details.
Pilgrim Progress will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16. This reenactment of the Pilgrims’ Sabbath procession to worship begins at the Mayflower Society House, located at 4 Winslow St. Costumed participants, many of them from the town of Plymouth and the surrounding communities, as well as visitors to the area, represent the survivors of the first harsh winter of 1621. They will assemble to the beat of a drum.
The Progress proceeds south along the waterfront and up Leyden Street to the site of the First Fort meetinghouse on Burial Hill, where the Pilgrims met for worship. The Psalms sung are taken from “The Book of Psalms” by Henry Ainsworth, which was used by the Pilgrims in Holland and in Plymouth. The passages read by Elder Brewster are usually from Governor Bradford’s “Of Plymouth Plantation” or other Pilgrim sources.
After the brief worship service, the march continues down through Town Square and north on Main Street, ending at the Mayflower Society House on North Street.
Plymouth Rock Foundation is main event sponsor, with support from the Town of Plymouth Promotions Fund. For more information, email email@example.com.Comedy Show at the Book Shack
Loretta LaRoche Productions will present a “Wicked Funny Comedy” show at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, at OnStage Live in The Book Shack at the Independence Mall, hosted by Steve Rich and featuring comedians Dave Russo, Graig Murphy and Mike Mulloy. Tickets are $18. Get your tickets at OnStage Live in The Book Shack in Kingston, or by calling 855-998-2324 or at www.llppresents.com.
John Alden Club Pig Roast
John Alden Sportsman’s Club will hold its annual pig roast at noon Saturday, Aug. 17, at the club, located at 16 Minuteman Lane. Burgers and hot dogs will be available, along with a bouncy house and water slide for the kids. Tickets are $15 per adult; kids 12 and under admitted free. Tickets are on sale at the bar and must be purchased by Aug. 14. Call 508-224-3384 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.