The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company

2020 Season

 

The Diaries of Adam and Eve

by Mark Twain

Adapted by Catherine Behrens

Directed by Kim Dupuis

Featuring Mark DiPietro and Charlotte Traas

Cinematography by David Teubner

Viewing Dates

September 25 - October 18

Spooky Tales of Edgar Allen Poe

Directed by Kim Dupuis

Cinematography by David Teubner

featuring

The Premature Burial by Damien Licata

An Adaptation of The Murders in the Rue Morgue

Adapted and Directed by Catherine Behrens

Annabel Lee by Sherman Morrison

The Tell Tale Heart by Kim Dupuis

The Bells by Veda Crewe, Damien Licata,

Catherine Behrens, and Sherman Morrison

Viewing Dates

October 16 - 31

As He Is

by Jonathan and Cynthia Austin

Directed by Kim Dupuis

Featuring Jonathan and Cynthia Austin

Viewing Dates

November 20 - December 31

And in 2021

we plan to bring back

Italian American Reconciliation

by John Patrick Shanley

Directed by Kim Dupuis

Featuring

Damien Licata, Mark DiPietro, Grace Johnson, Charlotte Traas, Cynthia Rodier

Dinner Theatre Performance &

Regular Performances

ABOUT OUR ANNUAL DINNER THEATRE

With sadess but out of an abundance of concern for public health, the Edge Ensemble decided to postpone our March 2020 production of "Italian American Reconciliation." Rapid developments regarding the spread of COVID-19 led the cast, crew, and board members of the Edge Ensemble to make the difficult decision to postpone.

We hope to be able to present this funny and heartwarming play in 2021. Thank you for your support, and please stay safe!

Italian American Reconciliation by John Patrick Shanley is a delightful romantic comedy, full of whimsy and wisdom.  AND, we hope to be able to bring  back our ANNUAL DINNER THEATRE fundraiser along with this lovely production which will, of course, feature an Italian style feast! We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.  Call 603-352-5657 or email TheEdgeEnsemble@aol.com or send a message from the "contact us" section of this website to purchase your tickets and make your menu selections.  If you have not been to one of our dinner theatre evenings before, check our current production section for details!

ABOUT THE STORY 

Huey Maximilian Bonfigliano has a problem! While he is safely divorced from his shrewish first wife, Janice, who shot his dog and even took a bead on him, he feels he cannot regain his “manhood” until he woos and wins her one more time—if only to put his broken marriage behind him once and for all. He enlists the aid of his lifelong buddy, Aldo Scalicki, a confirmed bachelor who tries, without apparent success, to convince Huey that he would be better off sticking with his new lady friend, Teresa, a usually placid young waitress whose indignation flares when she learns what Huey is up to. In a moonlit balcony scene, Aldo pleads his lovesick friend’s case and, to his astonishment, Janice capitulates—although not for long. However we do learn that her earlier abuse of Huey was intended to make him “act like a man” which, at last, he does. And, more than that, he (and the audience) become aware that, in the final essence, “the greatest—and only—success is to be able to love"—a truth which emerges delightfully from the heartwarming, wonderfully antic and always imaginatively conceived action of the play.

ABOUT THE PLAY

A fanciful, lighthearted and zestfully comic exploration of male/female relationships, and the sometimes unsettling (and very funny) complications that can ensue. An award-winning success in its initial production in Los Angeles, the play was subsequently presented by New York’s famed Manhattan Theatre Club as well. “He writes wonderful Runyonesque dialogue—a sort of gritty, downtown version of sparkling drawing-room comedy—and highly rhetorical speeches that are fun to hear, because actors love to perform them.” —The New Yorker. “Ultimately Shanley is telling us a tall tale but he does it with so much humor, so much winsome charm that it is almost irresistible.” —NY Daily News. “…bathed in the same moonlit madness that gave his Moonstruck screenplay its savor and flavor…A lovely play.” —NY Post.  (Moonstruck was released in 1988 and was nominated for six Oscars, winning for Best Original ScreenplayBest Actress (Cher), and Best Supporting Actress (Olympia Dukakis). Don't miss our delightful production of Italian American Reconciliation, directed by Kim Dupuis and featuring the spot-on acting talents of Damien Licata as Aldo Scalicki, Mark DiPietro as Huey Maximillian Bonfigliano, Grace Johnson as Teresa, Charlotte Traas as Janice, and Cynthia Rodier as Aunt May!

Out of an abundance of caution, The Edge has cancelled all live performances for 2020. We have THREE ONLINE PRODUCTIONS scheduled for the Fall of 2020.