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Are You Eating It? Or Is IT Eating YOU?

The Stuff April 16, 7:30pm

EXCLUSIVE Interactive Skype Interview with Director, Larry Cohen. 

Seacoast Repertory Theatre is proud to announce that Let's "B" Reel: Cult Classic Films will be screening Larry Cohen's high camp, bio-hazard horror comedy The Stuff (1985) April 16th, 2014 at 7:30pm. The screening will feature an exclusive  interactive Skype interview and Q&A on the big screen with the director himself, Larry Cohen. 

The Stuff (1985) is a  cautionary tale of consumerism in America. A new ice cream like product called The Stuff is released for sale and all of America is raving about it. The fascination with the white substance, slowly becomes an obsession for most, turning the general population into zombie-like creatures. David Rutherford (Michael Moriarty) is hired to uncover the shocking truth behind The Stuff, and what he finds is nothing close to pure terror. 

 In addition to this interactive screening, The Rep will be hosting its first ever "Make You Own Stuff Contest.” Directors and Hosts, Bunny Wonderland and Timothy Fife are asking fans to make their own edible version of The Stuff , to be taste-tested and judged. The top 3 winners will receive some extra special Stuff and Larry Cohen themed prizes. "We have pulled out all the stops for this screening" says co-director Timothy Fife. "There will be even more special surprises for Larry Cohen fans at the screening...just wait!"

The Stuff screens at Seacoast Rep April 16th, at 7:30 p.m. Advance tickets are $10, tickets day of show are Pay-What-You-Can. Seating is limited and general admission, arrive early for the best seat. Bar and lobby open at 6:30 p.m. 

 Let's "B" Reel is graciously sponsored by The Press Room and Bull Moose Music. 

Rumpelstiltskin

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Dorks In Dungeons: April 13, 2014

Portsmouth, NH-April 13, 2014: Dorks in Dungeons LIVE! Onstage continue their once-monthly show Sunday April 13th at 7pm from their home stage, The Seacoast Repertory Theatre. This month, in Dorks in Dungeons Presents: Fights of Spring, they continue their ongoing adventure in a two hour improv comedy adventure in the tradition of Dungeons and Dragons. The regular cast of characters will be joined by guest improviser Andrew Pinard, an acclaimed magician.

Dorks in Dungeons were awarded an Editor’s Pick for best Improv Comedy in NH from New Hampshire Magazine’s Best of NH in 2013. They wrote a book about their ongoing improve adventure game, The Dorks in Dungeons Campaign Guide and Roleplaying Game. They have performed as headliners at Hal-Con in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the 2nd largest Fantasy/Sci-Fi convention in Canada. They will be guests of honor at and PortCon Maine in Portland, and will be joining Seven Stages Shakespeare Company as the Rude Mechanicals in the ShakesBEERience production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream in May.

The performance will feature a social hour before the show beginning at 6pm, where guests can browse various vendors, play games by local and national game-makers, and enjoy beverages before entering the theater for the performance. The show is always, is pay-what-you-can and newbies get in free if they can score an elusive n00b comp ticket hidden around the Seacoast. 

Dorks in Dungeons is inspired by Dungeons & Dragons, a rule-intensive role-playing dice game where players create imaginary characters in a fantasy world and set off on quests - all controlled by the Game Master. Game Master Brian Kelly leads the Dorks’ adventurers through battles, challenges, skill checks more while a troupe of improvisers act as the denizens of a living, breathing fantasy world.

Dorks in Dungeons LIVE! Onstage contains language and adult themes and is not recommended for children.

2014 Season to open with Hair

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre is proud to open its 26th season on the seacoast with Hair. This beloved and powerful rock musical is a social commentary of not just the turbulent 1960’s but of our times as well.

 Directed by Portsmouth native Bryan Knowlton, who produced the critically acclaimed production of A Chorus Line last year at the Rep, Hair puts rock music and the culture that went with it on stage in a compelling story that bridges generations and viewpoints. What looks like incredible chaos is actually, well, organized chaos.  The music is just as you remember it, with a song list that includes Aquarius, Good Morning Starshine, I Believe in Love, Hair, I Got Life, What a Piece of Work Is Man and Hippie Life. 

Knowlton landed his first role at the age of 12 as an understudy in Hansel and Gretel and credits the Rep for his love of theatre. He left N.H. in 2000 to study concert dance in Philadelphia. The next year he moved to NYC and has been there ever since. He performed in the 1st National Tour of Cameron Mackintosh's "OLIVER!" for two years; then starred as Paul in A Chorus Line on Broadway for two years. 

Knowlton has had a very long history with A Chorus Line, including 1st National, Hawaii, Pittsburgh CLO, Marriott Chicago, and most recently at The Olney Theater where he received a Helen Hayes Award Nomination for Leading Actor in Musical. In 2008 he (and the ACL cast) appeared in the 100th episode of Dancing with The Stars. Knowlton also directed The Rep’s 2013 season opener ‘A Chorus Line’ and choreographed Hair in 2001.

Hair runs from Friday, March 28 through Saturday, April 19. Performances are Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. To Purchase Tickets call the box office at (603) 433-4472 or visit the box office at 125 Bow Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Tickets also may be purchased online: click the buy now link.

The Seacoast Repertory Theatre is grateful for the supports of its season sponsors; ENH Power, The Portsmouth Gas Light Company Restaurant, Port Inn, NH Public Television and Catchfire Creative. 

 

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