Play Readings at The Ring
Generic Theater (GT) announces their Play Reading series at The Players’ Ring. GT, celebrating its 30th anniversary of presenting theater in Portsmouth, has been reading plays for the public for many years, starting at the old Stroudwater Bookstore, then the Kittery Rice Library and the Portsmouth Public Library.
This year, we are pleased to move the series to The Players’ Ring. GT will be reading new plays submitted to The Players’ Ring by local playwrights, as well as plays that strike our fancy. One of the main goals for GT is to find a play to produce for the next season. The goal of the Players’ Ring Artistic Committee is to give the local playwrights a forum to hear their plays and get feedback from the audience and actors.
Play readings are at 7:30 PM.
All readings are free – donations to defray costs of copying scripts, etc. welcome
Next Up: A Song at Twilight
On Wednesday June 12 at 7:30 p.m. , Generic Theater will read Noel Coward’s final play, A Song at Twilight, as part of its series of play readings at the Players’ Ring. The Players’ Ring is at 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth NH. For information, call 603-436-8123 or visit www.playersring.org. This reading is free and open to the public.
In A Song at Twilight, a successful, aging writer is confronted by a former mistress with facts about his past life that he would prefer to forget. Sir Hugo Latymer has paid a personal price for concealing his sexuality from the public. When Carlotta Grey arrives at his hotel room with a handful of revealing letters, Sir Hugo is forced to confront his past—and his wife, Hilde. It is a comedic and poignant play about fame, privilege, and a life in the theater, written by a man who had enjoyed all three firsthand. It will be read by a cast of Generic Theater regulars: Susan Turner as Hilde, Barbara Hilton as Carlotta, and Alan Huisman as Sir Hugo.
The June 12th reading of Song at Twilight is the final of the 2012-13 season, as the reading series is suspended until September.
Please check the Generic Theater FaceBook page for the titles of the monthly readings and the date.
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.