The leading force in the effort to reclaim and renovate Chatham’s Orpheum Theater, its Founding President Naomi Turner, will give a talk on “If Those Walls Could Talk” on Sunday, Sept. 16, beginning at 2 p.m. at the Atwood House & Museum. She will share images, metaphors impressions and sentiments held within the walls of the Orpheum during its 72 years of silent films, talkies, CHS graduations, town meetings, first dates, thrillers, dance, romance, aliens and sharks.
Naomi has been honored for her work in re-creating the Chatham Orpheum Theater. She has been recognized by the Massachusetts House of Representatives, the Arts Foundation of Cape Cod and the Town of Chatham. Designated “woman of the year” by the Lower Cape Business and Professional Women in 2016, she was just recently honored as Chatham’s “Hometown Hero” by Fox 25.
But Naomi has a lot of credits, especially in Chatham: she also a skilled dancer, choreographer and teacher; president of Chatham Candy Manor; founding director of Studio 878 Trust, a non-profit young dancers; co-founder of Chance to Dance Scholarship program for young dancers; co-writer of Wrinkles, The Musical, and a sponsor of Movimento Dance.
Join us for learn more about the Orpheum and Naomi’s experiences at 347 Stage Harbor Rd., Chatham. Admission is $10; free for members. Arrive early; space is limited.