BWW Reviews: Theatre by the Sea Makes a Splash with THE LITTLE MERMAID
(7/27/2015) - Theatre by the Sea continues its 2015 season with a colorful and thoroughly enjoyable production of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. With ocean breezes only steps from the theater doors, Matunuck's stage is the perfect host for this tale of undersea kingdoms, fairy-tale adventures, and the power of true love.
Silent Theatre Presents THE DUELING GENTLEMEN
(7/25/2015) - ?Silent Theatre Company presents The Dueling Gentlemen, created by the Silent Theatre Company ensemble member Marvin Eduardo Quijada. Members of the press are invited to the opening performance on Sunday, August 9th at 5:00p.
Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra to Perform at Ocean State Theatre, 8/15
(7/22/2015) - The Ocean State Summer Pops Orchestra, one of Rhode Island's cultural gems, will for the first time, present a concert at the Ocean State Theatre Company's state-of-the-art facility located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick on August 15 at 7:00 pm. This will also be the first time that a full orchestra has performed at the theatre.
BWW Reviews: 10TH ANNUAL ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL at Artists' Exchange
(7/22/2015) - Artists' Exchange is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their One Act Play Festival this summer at Theatre 82 & Cafe in Cranston, Rhode Island. The first wave of the festival began this past weekend, and will continue July 24th and 25th. Featured in the festival are a variety of sixteen original one-act plays, ranging from satirical comedy, to relatable drama, and even some unexpected over-the-top humor. Written by fifteen local and national playwrights and performed in the round in Artists' Exchange new black box space by a fun group of local actors, these short plays will have you laughing right from the start.
BWW Reviews: See, Reader, See DIE, MOMMIE, DIE at 2nd Story
(7/21/2015) - According to Artistic Director Ed Shea, the two most frequently produced playwrights at 2nd Story Theatre are Moliere and Charles Busch: apparently these people like to laugh. The current offering from Busch is the outrageous DIE, MOMMIE, DIE, which is running in rep with I HATE HAMLET thru August 28. Charles Busch is shameless enough to write plays in which he can play the leading lady. He does not hold back-this is campy, frankly sexual, insightful, absurd and hilarious.
Photo Flash: First Look- Ocean State Theatre's GYPSY
(7/19/2015) - Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), which recently completed its third season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is proud to continue its summer season with the Tony Award-winning classic American musical, Gypsy. Check out photos from the show below!
Artists' Exchange 10th Annual One Act Play Festival Kicks Off Today
(7/17/2015) - Artists' Exchange announces the 16 great plays that will be featured in its 10th Annual One Act Play Festival this summer, after whittling it down from the over 1,000 received submissions. These original, new plays will be directed, produced, and performed by Rhode Island and local theatre professionals, community actors, and Artists' Exchange artists for the entertainment of the community beginning today, July 17th, and continuing through August 8th at Theatre 82 & Character's Cafe? in Cranston.
FESTIVAL51 to Shine Spotlight on Women Writers, 7/31-8/31
(7/16/2015) - This is where the new Rhode Island-based theater group Festival51 comes in. Taking their name from the undeniable fact that women make up 51 percent of the population, Festival51 aims to put women playwrights center stage and (literally) change the face of American theater. The brainchild of actress and director Leann Heath and her co-producer actor/director Terry Shea, Festival51, will produce their first annual original play festival focused solely on developing the work of emerging female writers July through August at Mixed Magic Theatre's new venue in the former Lorraine Mills in Pawtucket, RI.