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Salem Theatre presents Crime and Punishment
Jan
22
to Feb 14

Salem Theatre presents Crime and Punishment

SALEM THEATRE PRESENTS CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Salem Theatre stages award winning adaptation of classic tale.

SALEM - Salem Theatre is excited to present the award winning adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment by Marilyn Campbell and Curt Columbus this winter. The production runs January 22 through February 14 running Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm. All performances take place at the theater’s black box at 90 Lafayette Street.

Crime and Punishment is a fast-paced psychological landscape set in the mind of murderer Raskolnikov. Salem Theatre’s production is directed by Managing Director Catherine Bertrand and inspired by today’s headlines. Bertrand says, “This play, frighteningly reminiscent of today’s headlines, offers insight into the mind of a criminal that news channels are not always able to offer. The timing of Salem Theatre’s production of Crime and Punishment simply could not be more relevant. It has the courage to explore what could happen when a person is pushed to the absolute edge.”

Audiences will enter a theatre stripped to its bare bones where the streets continue from the outside, leaving nothing hidden to anyone who attends.

Keeping in line with bringing the streets inside there will, again, be Community Nights, as well as talk backs and panel discussions. In addition to LGBTQ Night on Thursday, February 5, the production’s opening week will include the following events: 

  • Thursday, January 22: Press Opening
  • Friday, January 23: Pay-What-You-Think. In a twist on the pay-what-you-will model audience members will pay what they think the show is worth following the show.
  • Saturday, January 24: Opening Weekend Meet & Greet – Meet the cast and director following the performance.
  • Sunday, January 25: College Show - $5 tickets available for ALL college students with a valid student ID.
  • Thursday, February 5: LGBT Night. Discount Tickets and Post Show Meet and Greet.

Cast members include Salem resident Jade Mears, Brookline resident Alexander Castillo-Nunez of Malden and Robert Cope of Cambridge with Stage Management by Anna Stenberg of Tewksbury, Lighting Design by Matt Gray and Sound Design by Chris Wilson both of Salem.

Tickets are available to purchase online at http://salemtheatre.ticketleap.com/crime-punishment/ or to reserve tickets email info@salemtheatre.com.

Founded in 2002 Salem Theatre aims to enrich the artistic, cultural and economic life of the Greater Salem region and build connections with new, diverse audiences and theatre artists through the performance of classic, contemporary, and new works of exceptional theater as well as through the arts education outreach.

CONTACT: Catherine Bertrand, Managing Director

PHONE: 781-308-4737

EMAIL: catherine@salemtheatre.com

 

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Salem Theatre presents Under Milk Wood by Dylan Thomas
Dec
4
to Dec 21
Faith Healer by Brian Friel
Nov
13
to Nov 15

Faith Healer by Brian Friel

SALEM THEATRE WELCOMES NEWTON NOMADIC’S FAITH HEALER

Critically acclaimed production is in town for one weekend only.

 

The Newton Nomadic Theater is coming to Salem for a three night run of it's critically acclaimed production of Faith Healer by Brian Friel directed by Marie Jackson.

 

Salem Theater will be host to the traveling troupe on Thursday, November 13Friday, November 14, and Saturday, November 15. All performances start at 7:30pm and take place at Salem Theatre’s theatre at 90 Lafayette Street in Salem.

 

The Newton Nomadic Theater is dedicated to simply staged, high quality theater.  Each week these nomads pick up stakes and move to a new venue.  The current production of Faith Healer has been playing to full houses and great reviews in the Greater Boston area, and they are delighted to be bringing it north to Salem. Faith Healer is one of Brian Friel’s most respected and diverse pieces of writing. A native of Ireland he weaves a lyrical tale of faith, fear and human connection.

 

Two of the actors involved in this production are no strangers to Salem theater going audiences.  Dave Rich, of Marblehead and Linda Goetz, of Newton, have both performed in numerous productions at the the Salem Theatre including The CruciblePicasso, and Shooting Star among many others. The three member cast is rounded out by Boston based actor, Billy Mealeady, who will soon be seen playing opposite Johnny Depp in theBlack Mass - the upcoming film about Boston hoodlum Whitey Bulger. Both director, Marie Jackson and Mealeady are natives of Ireland and are thrilled to be working on this play.

 

Salem Theatre Artistic Director Matt Gray is excited to bring Newton Nomadic to the Salem Theatre’s four year old space. “What’s wonderful about having this group is that Salem Theatre spent more than the first half of its existence as a nomadic company. It’s great to be able to bring them to our space for a weekend. We’re thrilled to have this group and such a fantastic production here.”

 

For more information about the play and this production, seewww.NewtonNomadicTheater.org

 

Tickets are $22.50 and are available at www.salemtheatre.com. A limited number of tickets will be also be available at the door. To purchase tickets at the door audience members should arrive at 7pm.

FAITH HEALER is a dramatic, mysterious and humorous work written by the renown Irish playwright Brian Friel, focusing on the life and times of an itinerant Irish healer Frank Hardy (Dave Rich), his companion Grace (Linda Goetz), and his manager Teddy (Billy Meleady).

"Faith Healer is the kind of play that can keep you awake at night for years ... a gorgeous piece of writing from the great Irish dramatist" - Chicago Tribune

 

"Brian Friel's majestic play about the power of love and faith to change our lives ... cannot come too highly recommended"  - The Telegraph

 

    "... detailed and rich enough that you believe every word..." - The Times

 

    "With Mr Friel's probing, lyrical language, this is an evening of top-end artistic ambition" - The Daily Mail 

    "One of the most quietly powerful plays of the last 30 years- The Guardian 

    "... the play casts a lingering effect, a mesmeric intensity that draws you back time and time again."-- The New York Times 


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George Courage - Exhibit of Illustration
Nov
7
to Dec 7

George Courage - Exhibit of Illustration

GEORGE COURAGE
Exhibit of Illustration

On display in our theatre lobby at 90 Lafayette street
through Mid-November

George Courage is a Salem-based graphic designer and illustrator.  He graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and worked as Senior Graphic Designer for various companies including the Peabody Essex Museum. He currently serves as Principal Designer for Courage Creative and the New Arts Collaborative. Among his projects was the design of the new logo for Salem Theatre.

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8th Annual Moments of Play at the Salem Theatre Company
Jul
13
5:30 PM17:30

8th Annual Moments of Play at the Salem Theatre Company

The Salem Theatre Company brings its popular Moments of Play (MoP) festival of original ten-minute plays back to the stage from Wednesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 13 at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette Street in downtown Salem. The seven selected plays for the Eighth Annual Play Festival will be presented Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.salemtheatre.com

The festival’s 7-play program features work from New England playwrights, and were selected from over 200 plays submitted. The festival also features directorial and STC acting debuts alongside STC “regulars.” 

On Saturday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m., three nationally recognized playwrights will gather on the STC stage to discuss and review the seven plays presented this year. The public is invited to this free event featuring Richard Dresser, Ronan Noone and Kate Snodgrass.

The seven 10-Minute Plays to be performed this year are Zeno’s Arrow by David Susman of Saco, ME, The Accidents of Bread by William Orem of Newton, MA, Baby, It’s Cold Outside! by Jeana Hackman Grady of Rockport, MA, Crooked Fork by Jonathan Yukich of Hamden, CT, Just Your Imagination by Leslie Anne Moreau of Allston, MA, Triumphs of the Heart (Sphere) by Cassie Seinuk of Somerville, MA, and Video Death Chat by Libby Schap of Chelsea, MA.

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8th Annual Moments of Play at the Salem Theatre Company
Jul
12
5:30 PM17:30

8th Annual Moments of Play at the Salem Theatre Company

The Salem Theatre Company brings its popular Moments of Play (MoP) festival of original ten-minute plays back to the stage from Wednesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 13 at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette Street in downtown Salem. The seven selected plays for the Eighth Annual Play Festival will be presented Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.salemtheatre.com

The festival’s 7-play program features work from New England playwrights, and were selected from over 200 plays submitted. The festival also features directorial and STC acting debuts alongside STC “regulars.” 

On Saturday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m., three nationally recognized playwrights will gather on the STC stage to discuss and review the seven plays presented this year. The public is invited to this free event featuring Richard Dresser, Ronan Noone and Kate Snodgrass.

The seven 10-Minute Plays to be performed this year are Zeno’s Arrow by David Susman of Saco, ME, The Accidents of Bread by William Orem of Newton, MA, Baby, It’s Cold Outside! by Jeana Hackman Grady of Rockport, MA, Crooked Fork by Jonathan Yukich of Hamden, CT, Just Your Imagination by Leslie Anne Moreau of Allston, MA, Triumphs of the Heart (Sphere) by Cassie Seinuk of Somerville, MA, and Video Death Chat by Libby Schap of Chelsea, MA.

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8th Annual Moments of Play at the Salem Theatre Company
Jul
11
7:30 PM19:30

8th Annual Moments of Play at the Salem Theatre Company

The Salem Theatre Company brings its popular Moments of Play (MoP) festival of original ten-minute plays back to the stage from Wednesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 13 at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette Street in downtown Salem. The seven selected plays for the Eighth Annual Play Festival will be presented Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.salemtheatre.com

The festival’s 7-play program features work from New England playwrights, and were selected from over 200 plays submitted. The festival also features directorial and STC acting debuts alongside STC “regulars.” 

On Saturday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m., three nationally recognized playwrights will gather on the STC stage to discuss and review the seven plays presented this year. The public is invited to this free event featuring Richard Dresser, Ronan Noone and Kate Snodgrass.

The seven 10-Minute Plays to be performed this year are Zeno’s Arrow by David Susman of Saco, ME, The Accidents of Bread by William Orem of Newton, MA, Baby, It’s Cold Outside! by Jeana Hackman Grady of Rockport, MA, Crooked Fork by Jonathan Yukich of Hamden, CT, Just Your Imagination by Leslie Anne Moreau of Allston, MA, Triumphs of the Heart (Sphere) by Cassie Seinuk of Somerville, MA, and Video Death Chat by Libby Schap of Chelsea, MA.

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8th Annual Moments of Play at the Salem Theatre Company
Jul
10
7:30 PM19:30

8th Annual Moments of Play at the Salem Theatre Company

The Salem Theatre Company brings its popular Moments of Play (MoP) festival of original ten-minute plays back to the stage from Wednesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 13 at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette Street in downtown Salem. The seven selected plays for the Eighth Annual Play Festival will be presented Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.salemtheatre.com

The festival’s 7-play program features work from New England playwrights, and were selected from over 200 plays submitted. The festival also features directorial and STC acting debuts alongside STC “regulars.” 

On Saturday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m., three nationally recognized playwrights will gather on the STC stage to discuss and review the seven plays presented this year. The public is invited to this free event featuring Richard Dresser, Ronan Noone and Kate Snodgrass.

The seven 10-Minute Plays to be performed this year are Zeno’s Arrow by David Susman of Saco, ME, The Accidents of Bread by William Orem of Newton, MA, Baby, It’s Cold Outside! by Jeana Hackman Grady of Rockport, MA, Crooked Fork by Jonathan Yukich of Hamden, CT, Just Your Imagination by Leslie Anne Moreau of Allston, MA, Triumphs of the Heart (Sphere) by Cassie Seinuk of Somerville, MA, and Video Death Chat by Libby Schap of Chelsea, MA.

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8th Annual Moments of Play at the Salem Theatre Company
Jul
9
7:30 PM19:30

8th Annual Moments of Play at the Salem Theatre Company

The Salem Theatre Company brings its popular Moments of Play (MoP) festival of original ten-minute plays back to the stage from Wednesday, July 9 through Sunday, July 13 at the STC Theater, 90 Lafayette Street in downtown Salem. The seven selected plays for the Eighth Annual Play Festival will be presented Wednesday through Friday at 7:30 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 and are available online at www.salemtheatre.com

The festival’s 7-play program features work from New England playwrights, and were selected from over 200 plays submitted. The festival also features directorial and STC acting debuts alongside STC “regulars.” 

On Saturday, July 12 at 7:30 p.m., three nationally recognized playwrights will gather on the STC stage to discuss and review the seven plays presented this year. The public is invited to this free event featuring Richard Dresser, Ronan Noone and Kate Snodgrass.

The seven 10-Minute Plays to be performed this year are Zeno’s Arrow by David Susman of Saco, ME, The Accidents of Bread by William Orem of Newton, MA, Baby, It’s Cold Outside! by Jeana Hackman Grady of Rockport, MA, Crooked Fork by Jonathan Yukich of Hamden, CT, Just Your Imagination by Leslie Anne Moreau of Allston, MA, Triumphs of the Heart (Sphere) by Cassie Seinuk of Somerville, MA, and Video Death Chat by Libby Schap of Chelsea, MA.

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Don White performs at STC
Jun
28
7:30 PM19:30

Don White performs at STC

The irrepressible wit and musical talents of folk singer/songwriter Don White will be on the Salem Theatre Company stage at 90 Lafayette Street in Salem on Saturday, June 28 at 7:30 p.m., as the STC Music Series continues with its latest installment. A working class family man from Lynn, Massachusetts, White has emerged as a leading musical and comic talent, who can take audiences from laughter with “I’m From Lynn, What Can I Say?” to tears with “I Know What Love Is” within a few short minutes. White learned his art in the trenches, performing on the road across the country for decades and often doing as many as nine shows a week. In the process he developed his own infectious brand of humor and pathos, which rivets the crowd wherever he plays.

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Seth Lepore’s KICKIN’ ASS AND TAKIN’ NAMES at Salem Theater Company
Jun
21
7:30 PM19:30

Seth Lepore’s KICKIN’ ASS AND TAKIN’ NAMES at Salem Theater Company

Success. Failure. Are these merely outdated concepts or very real measurements of what it means to be human? Lepore uses his favorite 50/50 formula of absurdity and sincerity to up the ante on solo theater and challenge his audience’s perceptions of what theater is supposed to look like.

The imagination of the audience influences the direction of the twists and turns each night. Pre-show Lepore interacts with participants asking for suggestions on index cards that he uses as springboards to create new characters on the spot. Using a stream-of-consciousness approach, Lepore builds characters that are steeped in hundreds of hours of research and interviews on what success and failure mean to people in terms of money, career, relationships and social status.

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Seth Lepore’s KICKIN’ ASS AND TAKIN’ NAMES at Salem Theater Company
Jun
20
7:30 PM19:30

Seth Lepore’s KICKIN’ ASS AND TAKIN’ NAMES at Salem Theater Company

Success. Failure. Are these merely outdated concepts or very real measurements of what it means to be human? Lepore uses his favorite 50/50 formula of absurdity and sincerity to up the ante on solo theater and challenge his audience’s perceptions of what theater is supposed to look like.

The imagination of the audience influences the direction of the twists and turns each night. Pre-show Lepore interacts with participants asking for suggestions on index cards that he uses as springboards to create new characters on the spot. Using a stream-of-consciousness approach, Lepore builds characters that are steeped in hundreds of hours of research and interviews on what success and failure mean to people in terms of money, career, relationships and social status.

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Spring on Winter 2014 - A Benefit for STC
Jun
19
6:00 PM18:00

Spring on Winter 2014 - A Benefit for STC

  • 35 Winter Island Rd Salem, MA, 01970 United States (map)
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A Benefit for STC

Spring on Winter 2014

Meet your new Artistic Director Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 6:00PM at the home of Dick and Diane Pabich.

35 Winter Island Road

Salem, MA 01970

Guests are asked to park in the parking area on Fort Ave. at the entrance to Winter Island and enjoy the short walk.  A Shuttle will be available for those who need it.

Thursday, June 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Join us at the ocean front home of Dick and Diane Pabich (35 Winter Island Road) on June 19 from 6PM to 9PM for lite dinner and beverages. Meet our new Artistic Director. Please park in the parking area on Fort Ave. at the entrance to Winter Island and enjoy the short walk to 35 Winter Island Road. A shuttle will be provided between 6PM and 6:30PM and from 8:30PM and 9PM.


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Comedian Bob Seibel at Salem Theater Company
Jun
14
7:30 PM19:30

Comedian Bob Seibel at Salem Theater Company

Salem Theater Company and Scamps Comedy Productions welcome comedian Bob Seibel to the STC Stage on Saturday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. Opening for Mr. Seibel is Joe Espinola of Peabody. Tickets are $20. This will be Bob’s second appearance at the 90 Lafayette Street venue of Salem Theatre having appeared with Mark Scalia in 2011.

Bob Seibel is one of New England’s funniest, most popular and most requested standup acts. He has headlined top clubs and events in the Boston area, as well as Las Vegas and Atlantic City. His many fans return time after time to see his high-energy act which takes his audience on a fast-paced, off-beat tour of modern life. Although he’s a world traveler and licensed pilot, his checkered past remains with him. When one old friend was asked if he’d like to take a flight with Seibel, the friend replied, “Fly with you? I wouldn’t get in a simulator with you!”

Joe Espinola is quickly making a name for himself as a host and opener on the New England comedy club circuit. Sly and engaging, his good-hearted sarcasm and droll point-of-view has earned him fans from Boston to Bangor, at comedy clubs and Elks Clubs. Among the comedians he’s worked with: Mike McDonald, Paul D’Angelo, Kenny Rogerson, and the late, great Kevin Knox.

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Willy Russel's Shirley Valentine at Salem Theater Company
May
15
to Jun 7

Willy Russel's Shirley Valentine at Salem Theater Company

The heroine in this actor’s tour-de-force is an ordinary middle class English housewife. As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure. Ultimately, Shirley does escape to Greece, has an “adventure” with a local fisherman and decides to stay. This hilariously engaging play was a hit in London and New York, performed by Pauline Collins, who later recreated her role on film garnering an Oscar nomination.

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