Two-time NH Theatre Award winner Ray Dudley provides a once-in-a-lifetime riveting tour de force performance as Truman Capote in the play TRU, coming to the Hatbox Theatre. Square Peg Productions [...]
Two-time NH Theatre Award winner Ray Dudley provides a once-in-a-lifetime riveting tour de force performance as Truman Capote in the play TRU, coming to the Hatbox Theatre.
Square Peg Productions founders Matt McGonagle (Executive Director) and Ray Dudley (Artistic Director) are pleased to announce the second show of their inaugural season to be Jay Presson Allen’s TRU (from the words and works of Truman Capote), a 1990 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding One-person show. The production is to be performed at the exciting new theatrical space Hatbox Theatre at the Steeplegate Mall, 270 Loudon Road, Concord, NH. The production will run for two weekends January 11-21, 2018 at the intimate venue — performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 2:00 PM. Tickets prices are $17, $14, and $12 and can be purchased in advance at www.hatboxnh.com or by calling 603-715-2315.
One of the most prolific writers of the 20th century who happened to also be one its most complex personalities, Truman Capote was considered a transcendent star whose dalliances and extravagant lifestyle were only matched by his writing and flair for the dramatic. TRU is a one-man play adapted from the words and works of Truman Capote, and takes place in the writer’s New York City apartment at Christmas, 1975. Alone and hurting after being spurned by his closest friends, Capote soothes himself with pills, alcohol, and candy while musing about his checkered life and career. Truman’s life through his words spans comedy and tragedy, laughter and tears, and the quiet whimpers of his inner torment. The play opens up the book on Capote by providing a poignant biographical sketch of a deeply troubled man who takes the audience through his successes and failures, love’s gained and love’s lost, all the while showcasing his unique flair for the dramatic.
At times light-hearted and funny, at times dark and irreverent the show will move audiences to all ends of the emotional spectrum. In describing the play, the Los Angeles Times states that “we have glimpsed the interior man…The writing is wry, economical, skillfully indirect, acerbic and when called upon, judiciously vulgar.” The Baltimore Sun reviews the play as “two hours spent on the edge, balancing precariously between comedy and tragedy, between laughter and tears, between the raucousness of exuberant performance and the quiet whimpers of inner torment…Any who remember Capote’s look-at-me flamboyance…would have to wonder if he would continue to exist without an audience. That you are watching Capote face the prospect of such a life while you are a member of an audience just adds a touch of surreality…The only real problem is that, as must have been the case with most evenings spent in Capote’s presence, it ends all too soon.”
18 (Thursday) 7:30 pm - 20 (Saturday) 9:30 pm
270 Loudon Rd, Concord, NH
Kingswood Drama Class presents Things Fall: Meanwhile. The performance will take place at the Kingswood Arts Center on January 25th at 8:00 p.m. Description: Musical prodigy Meg Meadows accidentally drops [...]
Kingswood Drama Class presents Things Fall: Meanwhile. The performance will take place at the Kingswood Arts Center on January 25th at 8:00 p.m.
Description: Musical prodigy Meg Meadows accidentally drops an air conditioning unit out of the window of her apartment, killing one of the Jackson brothers on the street below. Meanwhile, Emily Piper accidentally throws a javelin over a mountain range. As Herman strolls through the woods, he is impaled by flying javelin, nailing him to a tree. Watch how lives and stories collide to tell a humorous, yet dramatic tale.
Admission is free!
(Thursday) 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kingswood Art Center
396 S Main St, Wolfeboro, NH 03894, Wolfeboro, NH
Join the Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department and the Murder Mystery Company on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 for a professionally catered Murder Mystery Dinner Show. This is the perfect gift [...]
Join the Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department and the Murder Mystery Company on Saturday, February 10th, 2018 for a professionally catered Murder Mystery Dinner Show. This is the perfect gift idea for Valentine’s Day, the Holidays, the Birthday present for that person who has everything, or yourself!
Things take a turn for the gutter at Mafia Don Lou Zar’s juice joint when someone is put on ice! The crowd is chock full of potential suspects. Jealous, jilted lovers, a rival Mafioso, and a pair of undercover feds make an appearance at this speakeasy and not a single person is muttering a word! Help find out who’s on the level and who’s on the lam by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the murderer hotfoots it out of there!
Guests are encouraged to dress in their best 1920’s outfits including: flapper dresses, zoot suits, feather boas and headbands, pinstriped suits and fedoras.
Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm and will consist of professional catered Italian buffet and more.
Full Cash bar will be available starting at 5:30 pm.
Cost:Take part in the Early Bird Special by registering before December, 16th and pay only $50.00 per ticket. After December,16th the tickets increase to the regular price of $55.00 per person. Tickets are non refundable.
Childcare services are available for children between the ages of 4-12 for a fee of $10.00 per child.
Please visit our website to learn more about what the night will look like, to view the full menu, and to purchase your tickets!
(Saturday) 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
John O'Leary Adult Community Center
4 Church St. , Merrimack, NH
Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department
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