Jan 26 Wednesday
The Poor Rich: A Work in Progress
Wednesdays, January 12, 19, and 26
Doors 6:30pm / Show 7pm
Ages 18+ / Seated
Pay-what-you-choose (starting at $10)
Let’s break down the barrier between artist and audience!
Gemma Soldati will perform and develop her original theatrical comedy piece, The Poor Rich with you, the live audience. Over the course of 3 performances (January 12, 19 and 26), Gemma will experiment, revise, and tinker with the 1-hour solo show based on feedback from the audience at each performance. Audiences are encouraged to engage in the creative process and help to shape what will eventually become the final product that Gemma will present throughout the US and the international fringe festival circuit.
Audiences are invited to attend all 3 performances to witness the progression of the piece. What has changed? What parts of the piece held strong throughout the weeks? Did Gemma take your feedback from the previous performance?
Who is this interactive theatrical event for?!
Not only is this unique experience for comedy/theatre/art people— it’s also for anyone who loves live entertainment and is curious to peer back behind the curtain to see how the sausage is made...and maybe even help make it!
Synopsis of The Poor Rich:
This interactive clown show about the absurdity of money and wealth is somewhere between a rousing game of monopoly and a rehearsal for our inevitable global economic collapse. How must we treat those poor rich? And what, then, to do with the poor? These questions and more may or may not be explored in this playful hour.
"Has me thinking of Lucille Ball and Jerry Lewis." —Stage Whispers (AU)
Feb 11 Friday
The Feud between the O’Rileys and the McFaddens continues. You're invited to Rose McFadden’s 80th birthday party. Her sister is still convinced Rose has made her fortune from stealing the O'Riley family recipe for whiskey. Good old-fashioned family hysterics will have you laughing throughout the evening as these two families try to wrangle the secret recipe out of the Irish matriarch. Until...someone decides it’s time to put one family member out of their misery. The audience must look for clues and cast their votes for ‘whodunit”.
This Murder Mystery Desert theater is intended for adult audiences. This event will be held without socially distanced seating in place, so proof of vaccination or proof of negative COVID test within two days of the event are required for entry.
Feb 12 Saturday
The Shaking Earth by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen, Feb 12, 2022 at 7pm, Streaming Event, Admission: FREE
The first runner-up of the Woodward Internation Playwriting Competition for 2021 is The Shaking Earth by Mashuq Mushtaq Deen. The play takes place during the three days of anti-Sikh massacres that occurred in the wake of the assassination of India Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in 1984. The play also takes place in the present, as a refugee mother and her politically-minded daughter continue to carry their traumas in a post 9/11 America. The play explores the transmission of trauma across generations, and looks at history with a queer lens, seeing how being a woman and being a gay man have changed from 1984 India to the present, and how sometimes the most frightened among us become the greatest of heroes. The play will be given a public reading as part of the UNH Department of Theatre and Dance’s 2021/22 season. (Streaming Performance; Admission FREE)
Apr 20 Wednesday
Winner of the 2021 Woodward International Playwriting Prize
Written by Stav Palti Negev
Directed by David Kaye
DATES: 4/20/22 at 7pm | 4/21/22 at 7pm | 4/22/22 at 7pm | 4/23/22 at 7pm | 4/24/22 at 2pm
When Palestinian Salim Abyad is released from an Israeli prison, the Israeli authorities mistakenly bring him to the Gaza border crossing while his family awaits his return on the other side of the country, in the West Bank. Salim knows that if he enters Gaza, he might never see them again. Stranded on the border, Salim has to find a solution before the Israeli soldiers make a choice for him.
Apr 21 Thursday
Apr 22 Friday
Apr 23 Saturday
Apr 24 Sunday