Pontine to Present PRETTY HALCYON DAYS: ON THE BEACH WITH OGDEN NASH, 2/6-9

Pontine to Present PRETTY HALCYON DAYS: ON THE BEACH WITH OGDEN NASH, 2/6-9
Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers.
Photo by Andrew Edgar.

Pontine Theatre continues its 3-event Cafe-Lyceum Series with Pretty Halcyon Days: On the Beach with Ogden Nash.

Pontine's Cafe-Lyceums feature refreshments and conversation along with scenes from one of Pontine Theatre's popular original plays based on New England literature. Pretty Halcyon Days is based on the life and work of "America's Master of Light Verse." Ogden Nash and his family spent their summers on Little Boar's Head, in North Hampton, NH.

Using examples from Pontine's original staging of his poems, this program explores the ways in which Nash's life on the New Hampshire seashore influenced his poetry, lending insight into the man, his character, and his ideas about family, society, and nature.

The presentation is created and performed by Pontine's Co-artistic Directors, M. Marguerite Mathews and Greg Gathers.

Events are scheduled for Thursday and Friday at 7:30, Saturday at 4:00 and Sunday at 2:00. Tickets are $18 ($3 discount for seniors and students) and may be purchased online at www.pontine.org. Tickets may also be purchased at the door a half-hour prior to each performance (cash & checks only) based on availability.

Pontine's West End Studio Theatre is located at 959 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH. The theatre is not visible from the street. Look for the big 959 on the signpost at the head of the drive.

Pontine's Cafe-Lyceum Series concludes 13-16 March with Familiar Fields: The Power of Community in the Work of Sarah Orne Jewett

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