The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company
THE EDGE ENSEMBLE OPENS IN ITS NEW HOME!
PRESENTS ITALIAN AMERICAN RECONCILIATION
BY JOHN PATRICK SHANLEY
March 24, 25, 26, 30, 31, April 1,2
The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company will present its first ever production in its new home at 310 Marlboro Street, Suite 112, Keene. Onstage will be Italian American Reconciliation by John Patrick Shanley. Opening day is Friday, March 24, and The Edge is eager to welcome its audiences into its new home.
Directed by Kim Dupuis, Italian American Reconciliation tells the story of best friends Aldo (Damien Licata) and Huey (Mark DiPietro), as Huey tries to win back his ex-wife Janice (Charlotte Traas) and Aldo confronts his lifelong fear of marriage. Matters are complicated for Huey by his girlfriend, Teresa (Kenzie Yelin). Teresa’s widowed Aunt May (Kim Dupuis) watches the romantic entanglements with a wise and worldly eye. Tristan Shawley is the assistant director and stage manager.
John Patrick Shanley was the Oscar-winning screenwriter for the film Moonstruck, and Italian American Reconciliation is in that tradition. It is a delightfully comic and touching exploration of male/female relationships and friendships within the culture of New York City’s Little Italy. The play first opened in Los Angeles in 1987 and subsequently was produced at the famed Manhattan Theatre Club to high acclaim in 1988.
The play opens on Friday, March 24 at 7:30 PM. Other performances are Saturday, March 25, at 7:30 PM and Sunday, March 26, at 2 p.m.; and Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 30, 31, and April 1, at 7:30 p.m.; and a closing matinee on Sunday, April 2 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 for general admission and $15 for seniors and students and may be purchased at the door with either cash or check.
THE EDGE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS 2ND PLAY IN NEW HOME!
YE GODS! FOUR GREEK PLAYS!
AN EDGE CAFE DESSERT THEATRE COMEDY
PERFORMED AS RADIO PLAYS
BY PETER EISENSTADTER
DIRECTED BY KIM DUPUIS
MAY 20, 21, 27, 28
The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company will present staged readings of four Greek myths told in modern idiom on May 20, 21, 27 and 28 at its new home at THE EDGE THEATER, 310 Marlboro Street, Suite 112, Keene.
The Myth of Prometheus and The Myth of Demeter will be performed on Saturday, May 20 at 7:00 PM and, a week later on Sunday, May 28 at 2 PM. The Myth of Phaeton and The Myth of Bellerophon and Pegasus will be performed on Sunday, May 21 at 2 PM and a week later on Saturday, May 27 at 7:00 PM.
The cast comprises Damien Licata, Noah Carmel, Jenny Holan, Catherine Behrens, Marilyn Simons, Veda Crewe, John McMahon, Tom Bernstock, Chase Johnson, Andrew Bosworth, Robert Wellington, Peter Eisenstadter, Cynthia Rodier, and Kim Dupuis. Tristan Shawley is the assistant director and stage manager. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Rowan Gemma on the violin, Foley table and light/sound by David Teubner, and set/props by Susan Sanders. Poster design by Kyle Petrillo.
Tickets are $16 per person, which includes desserts and beverages, and may be purchased at the door by cash or check. Delicious desserts will be served coming from Saxy Chefs, Keene on Cookies, Jenna’s Marketplace, Monadnock Co-op, Life is Sweet, the Edge Baking Brigade and more!
THE EDGE ENSEMBLE PRESENTS THIRD PLAY IN NEW HOME!
BY THORNTON WILDER
DIRECTED BY KIM DUPUIS
PERFORMANCES AUGUST 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 @ 7:30 PM
AND AUGUST 13, 20 @ 2:00 PM
The Edge Ensemble Theatre Company will present Our Town by Thornton Wilder in August, its third show in its new home at 310 Marlboro Street, Suite 112, Keene. Performances will be at 7:30 PM on August 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 and at 2 PM on August 13 and 20.
Kim Dupuis will direct this quintessential New England play set in Grovers Corners, New Hampshire. Where is Grovers Corners, New Hampshire? Many people are under the impression that Peterborough is Grovers Corners, but The Edge has a different idea – The Edge believes it is Keene! Director Kim Dupuis also has another idea about the role of the stage manager. It is typically played by a man, but Dupuis has cast a woman, Catherine Behrens! In the cast are a host of favorite local actors, including Tom Bernstock, Cynthia Rodier, Grey Leinau, Rob Gray, Heather Herring, Carin Torp, Noah Carmel, Sienna Johnson, Spencer Garretson, Grace Johnson, Andy Cooke, Peter Eisenstadter, Paige Johnson, Andrew Bosworth, and David Chase. Tristan Shawley is assistant director, stage manager, and sound designer. Mary Kirk is costume designer, Susan Sanders is set and props designer, and David Teubner is lighting designer.
Thornton Wilder conceived Our Town in the 1930s in Chicago and worked on it intermittently in various locations, one of which was the MacDowell Colony in Peterborough, NH. The play is about themes that affect every human being: life, love and marriage, and death. It explores the relationship between two young Grovers Corners neighbors, George and Emily, whose childhood friendship blossoms into romance and culminates in marriage. Through this story, Wilder illuminates the value of even the smallest events of our lives.
Our Town was first performed at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ on January 22, 1938 and subsequently opened on Broadway, receiving the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. It was hailed by Edward Albee as “the greatest American play every written.”
Tickets are $18 general admission, $15 for seniors and students. Tickets must be purchased at the door by cash or check. No credit cards at this time. For reservations, call 603-352-5657 or email email@example.com, or visit The Edge’s website at www.edgeensemble.org.