NHTP Intelligent Theatre Festival 2015
The third annual Intelligent Theatre Festival brings new and exciting changes to this community playreading program. In past years, the Festival has been held over one or two weekends; in 2015 the Festival will run from April to June.
April 19, 2 pm – Contra Dance, by Caroline Nesbitt at Langdon House
May 23, 2 pm – An Oz Story, by Josh Goldberg at NHTP
June 12, 7 pm – The Square, by Amy Merrill
June 13, 7 pm – Dinner at Eight, by Kaufman & Ferber
General Admission $10
Sunday, April 19 at Langdon House – From NH playwright Caroline Nesbitt: Just like the dance for which it is named, Contra Dance illuminates how our lives change, time bends us, loved ones leave us, our towns and all the things we hold dear evolve beyond recognition, sometimes even beyond hope. But there is a pattern to it, and if we’re lucky, the dance always brings us home.
Saturday, May 23 at NHTP/WEST – An Oz Story, an original musical based on Frank Baum’s books about the mysterious land of Oz. Book, music and lyrics by NHTP Youth Repertory Company members Josh Goldberg & Corrie Owens-Beauchesne, and Ella McGrail; all three are students at Portsmouth High School. New Hampshire Theatre Project will be presenting a full production of An Oz Story in July.
Friday, June 12 at Portsmouth Museum of Art – The Square, a new script by Boston playwright Amy Merrill, about the difficulties of veterans adjusting to civilian life after serving time in Iraq and Afghanistan. NOTE: For updated news about Nisour Square, read the latest New York Times article.
Saturday, June 13 at Portsmouth Museum of Art – Dinner at Eight, the 1932 classic spoof of life “on the fast track” by George Kaufman & Edna Ferber.