Seacoast Repertory Theatre and Let’s “B” Reel are proud to announce that their award winning Red Light series will be presenting the cult classic Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddys Revenge, with the star of the film, Mark Patton June 20th, 2015. In addition to the extra special screening, Patton has invited the Let’s ‘B’ Reel audience to partake in the live filming of the documentary “There Is No Jesse”.
“We are thrilled to have Mark on board for our screening” says Knate Higgins, special series curator for The Rep. “Tim and I have always wanted to pay homage to the Nightmare on Elm Street franchise after our smashing success with Ari Lehman (The first Jason Vorhees) and our Friday the 13th screening last summer. This particular film was the obvious choice for us, as it’s the most audacious and most...ahem…flamboyant of the series.”
Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge picks up where the first film left of. In true Horror sequel fashion, Freddy Krueger (scorned supernatural monster who kills teenagers in their dreams) is after a new group of teens, singling out Jesse (Patton) as his next chosen vessel for dream induced terror. The film has been noted as the most anticipated sequel in the horror film industry. But, big budgets could not save NOES2 from sloppy directing and shoddy writing. The sequel is best known for its homoerotic sub text, that Patton (who in turn, is gay) was in on, making for some of the most cringe worthy and giggle inducing scenes in horror film franchise history. Patton has made his legacy as the first gay horror film star.
In addition to the usual pre-show and talk back with Bunny Wonderland (Higgins) and Timothy Fife, Audiences are encouraged to fill The Rep for the live filming of the documentary “There is No Jesse” the night of the screening. The piece being filmed documents the life of Mark Patton and his struggle as the first gay horror film star in the 1980s during the height of the HIV/AIDS crisis. Patton chose The Rep and Let’s “B” Reel as a featured portion of the documentary to showcase his live appearances and how he still works with fans of the film.
“To have Mark on hand is one thing” say’s Timothy Fife, co-director of Let’s “B” Reel. “But to be a part of something even larger, and help with the filming of his documentary? It’s an honor for us here at Let’s “B” Reel and our audiences. We want to see all our fans come out for this one. It’s going to be huge…”
Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge is graciously sponsored by Jet Pack comics
Let’s “B” Reel presents Nightmare on Elm Street 2 with star, Mark Patton runs one night only Saturday June 20th at 8:00pm. Bar is open at 7PM. Advance tickets are $10, and day of show tickets are pay what you want. Seating is limited and due to high demand, advance purchase is recommended. Tickets may be purchased online at www.seacoastrep.org, in person at 125 Bow Street Portsmouth, NH 03801, or over the phone at 603.433.4472.
Big thanks to Minta Carlson and The Sound for the article on our expansion!
photo by Thom Call
"The theater recently leased a 1,200-square-foot space at 1 Raynes Ave. in Portsmouth’s North End and an open house is scheduled for Friday, May 1. The space, a former dance studio, will act as the Rep’s annex, an additional site for rehearsals, classes, and other programs. It’s the next step in the Rep’s reinvention, which began last fall when the nonprofit theater nearly closed due to financial difficulties."
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We've opened our first show of 2015! The Pulitzer and Tony Award-Winning Guys & Dolls with music by Frank Loesser blasted it's way onto our stage to excited crowds and standing ovations.
Nathan Detroit is a gambler trying to get a game of craps going, but he's got a few problems: the heat is on, he's out of cash, he's neglected his girlfriend, and the only place that will host his game needs $1000 cash up front.
Hilarity ensues when he tries to win the money off of Sky Masterson, who will gamble on anything, including the heart of the straight-laced missionary Sarah Brown. The bet takes the show from New York to Havana and back again as dice and punches are thrown and guys and dolls fall in love.
Come join us for this iconic American musical from Broadway's Golden Age. Director Taryn Herman has assembled a cast of some of the most talented performers from around the Seacoast and beyond to bring the dazzling spectacle and gigantic sounds of this show to life. Tickets are available to all performances.
Hannaford Supermarkets awarded Seacoast Repertory Theatre a $25,000 contribution to fund the Portsmouth Academy of Performing Arts, or PAPA, through 2015.
The PAPA program trains hundreds of children in the performing arts. The grant will cover expenses for teachers, costumes, props, and other production costs associated with the program.
"Hannaford Supermarkets actively supports youth and families in the communities we serve," said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman. "We are proud to advance the Seacoast Repertory Theatre's vision, helping build the confidence and skills of young people in the Seacoast Region through participation in the PAPA program and in the performing arts."
The PAPA program holds classes, workshops, day and overnight camps for kids age 6 to 18, training them in acting, singing, movement and stagecraft to help them develop confidence, independence, and work ethic.
“You can see the way this program changes kids for the better,” said Miles Burns, interim artistic director at The Rep and head of PAPA. “Hannaford’s grant to the PAPA program will ensure we can really give this program what it needs to succeed and expand.”
PAPA classes begin Saturday, Jan. 10th and run year-round. For more information, visit www.seacoastrep.org/youth-program.