Salem Theatre happenings in May and June - Shakespeare Open Mic, The Normal Heart and a world premiere musical

THURSDAY, MAY 7: A FREE SALEM THEATRE EVENT

CELEBRATE THE BARD’S BIRTHDAY (BELATEDLY)

WITH SALEM THEATRE AT THE UGLY MUG DINER.

Salem Theatre is partnering with The Ugly Mug for their annual Shakespeare Open Mic!

Beer and gender optional. ADMISSION FREE! 

Join us on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30pm for some Shakespeare with a twist! This year we’ll provide two hats: one with monologues for women and one for men. Women choose from the men’s monologue and men choose a piece for a female character.

A special menu will be available for those who would like to snack. Beverages will also be available for purchase.

Admission is free! Apps and drinks can be purchased at table. Leave your inhibitions at the door (or not) and pay honor to William Shakespeare on May 7.

The Ugly Mug is located at 122 Washington Street in Downtown Salem, MA.

WORLD PREMIERE OF

LETTERS FROM WAR


Salem Theatre brings original work to the stage May 14 through 27.  

 

SALEM THEATRE will present the world premiere production of Letters From War by Nate Bertone from May 14th-23rd, 2015

Nate Bertone, a Salem native, returns from NYC to Salem Theatre to produce this premiere production of his new musical play. Nate, a storyteller by nature, works as a professional Scenic Designer and writes beginning in a visually oriented nature. Letters From War was written in response to the affects of Alzheimer’s Disease on his grandmother and his family, utilizing images, memories, and stories from the past and present.

Letters from War tells the story of Mae, a Mississippian grandmother in advanced stages of Alzheimer’s, who must move into a nursing home when her adult daughter, Lily, can no longer care for her. Mae’s granddaughter, Madison, uncovers a mysterious box of letters while cleaning out the home. As Mae reads these letters, she recalls her lost love in fragmented, clouded memories. With the help of Lily, Madison, and a young stranger, Mae must fight the effects of age and Alzheimer’s to uncover the truth of her past before time runs out, in a musical tale of love, loss, and the strength of family.

Letters from War was originally workshopped at Carnegie Mellon University in 2014. 

WHEN:
Preview Performance May 14th, 2015 @ 7:30pm
Opening Night Performance May 15th, 2015 @ 7:30pm
May 16th, 2015 @ 3pm and 7:30pm
May 17th, 2015 3pm 
May 20th, 2015 @ 7:30pm
May 21st, 2015 @ 7:30pm  
May 22nd, 2015 @ 7:30pm 
May 23rd, 2015 @ 3pm and 7:30pm 

Specific performances will include a talkback with the playwright and actors.

TICKETS:
http://salemtheatre.ticketleap.com/letters-from-war/

Prices 
$17.00 online @ salemtheatre.com
$20.00 at the door 

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ALSO UPCOMING AT SALEM THEATRE...

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 3pm


Our next Sold Out Initiative will be announced later this week.
Stay tuned for details!


PRIDE WEEK EVENTS

Pride week in Salem kicks off

  • Wed, June 17: North Shore Pride presents film and panel discussion. Details to be announced. 
  • Thur, June 18: North Shore Pride sponsored night. Talk back following the performance. 
  • Sat, June 20, Pride Parade: March with Salem Theatre and the cast of The Normal Heart at noon. Performance at 5pm with a special post-show Pride Party to kick off the festivities around Salem that evening. Tickets on sale for June 20soon! Tickets for all other dates of performance are available by clicking below.
Photo by Social Palates Photography

Photo by Social Palates Photography