Red Light Series
Turn On The Red Light
Welcome to the darker side of Seacoast Rep. The Red Light Series was commissioned to Keep Portsmouth Weird. Our artist-curated and produced series works to present new, exciting, overlooked, or reimagined performances.
Originated by Knate Higgins and curated by the Mad Men of Oopsy Daisy Inc., Red Light presents adult alternative entertainment, from the critically-acclaimed Mad Haus, to Drag Nights, to our new Red Light Mainstage productions – Red Light is all about doing cool, risqué, and interesting things.
Most Red Light productions are pay-what-you-can at the door. Don’t worry, our artists are contracted and get paid the same no matter what you pay. Got a little extra? Every bit goes back to programming.
2018 Red Light Season:
Red Light Mainstage
Quick, dirty, and totally unique. You’ll never see another production quite like a Red Light Production. Make sure you get it while you can. Runs are super short. You can subscribe to all four shows here!
A New Brain
January 25 – 17
By the Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist of Falsettos and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, here is an energetic, sardonic, often comical musical about a composer during a medical emergency. A New Brain is a compelling musical tale of one man’s re-birth and art-fueled recovery.
The Santaland Diaries
November 15 – 17
The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker’s Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. At first the job is simply humiliating, but once the thousands of visitors start pouring through Santa’s workshop, he becomes battle-weary and bitter.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch
December 28 – 31
This groundbreaking Off-Broadway smash tells the story of “internationally ignored song stylist” Hedwig Schmidt, a fourth-wall smashing East German rock ‘n’ roll goddess who also happens to be the victim of a botched sex-change operation, which has left her with just “an angry inch.”
A Performance Portmanteau As Conceptualized By The Mad Men Of Oopsy Daisy Inc!
The multi-dimensional/time travel art, song and dance saga continues as the Mad Haus tribe brings together Cirque, Theatre, Vaudeville, Dance, Drag, Fashion, Shadow Work, Burlesque, Live Visual Arts, Technological Innovations, Performance Art and Puppetry, to create a fully immersive sight and sound smorgasbord!
Witch-Con || Mardi Gras
New York, New York! Pt. 1
New York, New York! Pt. 2
A Tribute To “The King”
All Puppet Edition!
Grab the girls, get the gays – everyone is welcome! We have gathered a troupe of just under a dozen drag divas from all around, ready to give you an evening you won’t soon forget! Live singing queens, comedy queens, fierce lip sync presentations, performance art queens, group drag production numbers, top notch imitations, a drag king, puppets, naughty prizes for trivia/drag queen bingo and so much more!
Club Kids From Outer Space! A Drag Night!
Mondays are a Drag: Broadway!
Mondays are a Drag: XXX-mas in July!
Mondays are a Drag: Divas!
Drag Cruise on the Thomas Leighton- The Queen of the Piscataqua!
Red Light Live
Welcome to the darker side of Seacoast Rep. The Red Light Series was commissioned to Keep Portsmouth Weird. Our artist-curated and produced series works to present new, exciting, overlooked, or reimagined performances. Originated by Knate Higgins and curated by the Mad Men of Oopsy Daisy Inc., Red Light presents adult alternative entertainment – Red Light is all about doing cool, risqué, and interesting things.
Michelle Faria and Jamie Bradley