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 October 19 at 7:30 pm - Mike and Raffi Do the Vatican by Erin Murray Quinlan
On October 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the Players' Ring, Generic Theater will give a reading Mike and Raffi Do the Vatican, a new play about artists Michaelangelo and Raphael by Erin Murray Quinlan of Boston.
Set during the painting of the Sistine Chapel (1508) during the papacy of Julius II, Quinlan’s play explores the relationships of the Pope and his two most famous artists as if they were our contemporaries. The dialogue is 21st century and the possibilities are wide open, although wars and other events are set in history. Betsy Kimball directs Roland Goodbody, Cary Wendell, and Alex Pease in this tradition-twisting script.
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.