Pontine Theatre to Stage Rebecca Rule's TELL ME A STORY, 10/22

Tuesday, October 22 at 5:30pm, Pontine Theatre kicks off its "Humanites-To-Go" Series with "Tell Me A Story," an hour-long presentation by New Hampshire writer and humorist, Rebecca Rule. The presentation is open to the public free of charge, thanks to funding from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Light refreshment will be available and no reservation is required to attend. Pontine's West End Studio Theatre is located at 959 Islington Street in Portsmouth. The building is not visible from the street; look for the big 959 at the head of the drive.

Rebecca Rule is a New Hampshire native, a writer and humorist. She is best known for her live presentation of humorous stories based upon NH characters she has known and heard about over the years. Rebecca has entertained audiences from Stratford to Keene, prompting New Hampshire Magazine to name her "Thalia: the Muse of Comedy" in its list of notable NH muses. Her CDs are "Perley Gets a Dumpsticker" and "Better Than a Poke in the Eye." Her books include the short story collection "The Best Revenge," a collection of short and long humorous stories; "Could Have Been Worse: True Stories, Embellishments and Outright Lies."; and "Live Free and Eat Pie: A Storyteller's Guide to New Hampshire." She also hosts the New Hampshire Authors series, which airs on NH Public Television.

Pontine's "Humanities-To-Go" Series continues on Tuesday, November 5th with "The New England Town," presented by Jere Daniell. On Tuesday, November 19th, Yankee Magazine's Edie Clark presents "New England: Fact or Fiction?" The series continues in the Spring with programs about the Isles of Shoals by Portsmouth's John Perrault and J. Dennis Robinson.

In addition to its "Humanities-To-Go" Series, Pontine, a resident company at Portsmouth's West End Studio Theatre, presents an annual Performance Series featuring its own original productions and those of invited guest artists. It also produces an annual Cafe-Lyceum Series, featuring scenes from its popular plays based on New England history and literature. Now celebrating its 36th Season, the company was named "Best Historical Theater" by NH Magazine in July 2013: "Pontine conspires to fascinate the contemporary mind with original works based upon stories and literature of New England. There's really nothing else like it anywhere." Contact Pontine at -- www.pontine.org / info@pontine.org / 603-436-6660.

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