Aussie Plays AMERICAN MOM in New Comedy at RST

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will present the new female-driven comedy film Fun Mom Dinner this week. It will be shown Thursday through Saturday, August 17 - 19 at 7pm each evening.

Ironically, an Aussie will play the lead American mom. In fact, many people do not know that Oscar nominated (The Sixth Sense) actress Toni Collette is Australian because she has played so many American roles. Her true accent is hard to detect. She is joined by Molly Shannon, one of the great Saturday Night Live alums and known for her work in many TV series and numerous animated feature films (How The Grinch Stole Christmas).

The film is about four moms who decide to get together for a harmless "fun mom dinner." The night begins as a disaster, but the combination of alcohol, karaoke, and a cute bartender, leads to an unforgettable night where these seemingly different women realize they have more in common than motherhood and men. Also stars comedian Bridget Everett, Adam Scott (Parks & Rec). Paul Rudd (Anchorman, 40-Year Old Virgin) and Adam Levine (Maroon 5, The Voice).

Tickets for Fun Mom Dinner (rated R) are $8.00 (seniors, military, students, teachers $7.00). More program and schedule information, as well as ticket purchases, can be found at or by calling the RST Box Office (603) 532-8888. The after hours box office can be reached by calling OvationTix at (866) 811-4111.

The River Street Theatre is located in downtown Jaffrey, New Hampshire at 6 River Street. The River Street Theatre is sponsored by Grove Street Fiduciary, Coca-Cola, the Board of Trustees of the Park Theatre, Janet S. Grant, Betty Locke, Owen Houghton and the James F. & Fernande Kelly Charitable Trust.

Fun Mom Dinner still photos, logos, and other digital assets can be downloaded at:

About The Park Theatre & River Street Theatre

The Park Theatre first opened in Jaffrey in 1922 and was the center of community life as a movie and vaudeville house for 54 years until it closed in 1976. Purchased by The Park Theatre, Inc. in 2006, it will be rebuilt as a state-of-the-art film and performing arts center, featuring two auditoriums seating 485, presenting movies, live theatre, including children's productions, concerts, and lectures as well as offering a place for business and community gatherings for the Monadnock Region and its 100,000 residents, school districts and dynamic artistic community. The new Park Theatre is scheduled to open in 2018.

The Park Theatre currently operates the River Street Theatre (RST), a small live entertainment and cinema venue, located adjacent to the construction site as an interim theatre until the new Park Theatre opens. Opened in January of 2017, the RST holds the title of "smallest theatre in New England."

The Park Theatre, Inc.

6 River Street - Executive Office and Visitor Center & River Street Theatre

19 Main Street - Site of the future performing arts center

P.O. Box 278

Jaffrey, NH 03452

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