GT will be reading new plays that were submitted to The Players’ Ring by local playwrights, as well as plays that may strike their fancy. One of the main goals is to find a play for GT to produce for the next season, which compliments the mission of the Players’ Ring to give local playwrights the opportunity to hear their plays come to life and get feedback from the audience as well as the performers.
All readings are free, however, donations to defray costs of copying scripts, etc. are welcome!
Play readings are on Wednesdays at 7:30 PM.
Wednesday April 12 at 7:30 pm - Lynne Cullen's “The Pavement Artist”
Wednesday April 12 at 7:30 p.m. Generic Theater presents a free reading of Lynne Cullen’s ‘The Pavement Artist’ at the Players’ Ring. Cullen is a playwright and storyteller living in Falmouth, Maine. She became a storyteller while living in England, and loves the Old Stories. This is the fifth of her plays Generic Theater has read at Players’ Ring.
The legacies of Viet Nam, love lost, and family secrets make up the plot of “The Pavement Artist.” All the strands are revealed in the mysterious artwork created in a corporate parking lot. Readers are Roland Goodbody, Alan Huisman, Susan Turner, Cary Wendell, and Jordan Formichelli, who performed in Cullen’s ‘Waiting for Jack’ at the Players’ Ring last summer. Peggi McCarthy directs the reading.
Founded in late 1981 by a group of friends interested in having fun on stage while offering plays for a low ticket price, Generic Theater has evolved into a respected theater company with a reputation for taking on artistically challenging and socially relevant material. Wacky comedies and children's plays have always been included in the group's work, and "straight" plays as well as original and improvisation-based pieces. Reviewers and audience members have compared this all-amateur company's work favorably with off-Broadway productions.ÿÿ Generic Theater produces a September - June season of two to three productions of one-acts and full-length plays each year. They perform at McDonough Street Studio, 135 McDonough Street, Portsmouth NH. Since 1982 they have also performed at festivals, benefits, and community celebrations like OctoberEast, Market Square Day, UNH Women's History Month, Prescott Park Arts Festival, and First Night Portsmouth. They have offered performances to raise money for groups such as Amnesty International, A Safe Place, and NH Women's Lobby.