theater http://nhpr.org en The Los Angeles Poverty Department: The "Other" L.A.P.D. performs At Dartmouth This Weekend http://nhpr.org/post/los-angeles-poverty-department-other-lapd-performs-dartmouth-weekend <p>Los Angeles’ skid row has the nation’s largest concentration of homeless people. For nearly 30 years, this nexus of impoverished shelters and cardboard boxes has also been home to the <a href="http://lapovertydept.org/" target="_blank">Los Angeles Poverty Department</a>, an arts and performing arts group comprised of people who live and work on skid row. The <em>other </em>LAPD makes theater about experiences common to people living in poverty – like addiction, incarceration, and the psychology of victimization – for stages all over the world. Their play “Hospital” follows the dysfunction of the American health care system, and is <a href="http://Los Angeles’ skid row has the nation’s largest concentration of homeless people. For nearly 30 years, this nexus of impoverished shelters and cardboard boxes has also been home to the Los Angeles Poverty Department, an arts and performing arts group comprised of people who live and work on skid row. The “other LAPD”, makes theater about experiences common to people living in poverty – like addiction, incarceration, and the psychology of victimization – for stages all over the world. Their play “Hospital” follows the dysfunction of the American health care system, and is being performed at the Hopkins Center for the Arts on January 17th and 18th. John Malpede is Founding Artistic Director, and Kevin Michael Key is a performer and Community Coordinator for the group." target="_blank">being performed at the Hopkins Center for the Arts on January 17<sup>th</sup> and 18<sup>th</sup></a>.&nbsp; <strong>John Malpede </strong>is Founding Artistic Director<strong>, </strong>and <strong>Kevin Michael Key</strong> is a performer and Community Coordinator for the group. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 16:41:38 +0000 Virginia Prescott 41882 at http://nhpr.org The Los Angeles Poverty Department: The "Other" L.A.P.D. performs At Dartmouth This Weekend The Metropolitan Opera - Live In HD http://nhpr.org/post/metropolitan-opera-live-hd <p>This Saturday, the Metropolitan Opera’s “Live in HD” series will broadcast worldwide. The live performance will be streaming to more than 700 theaters in the United States, seven of which are right here in New Hampshire. &nbsp;Starring in the opera is soprano <strong>Patricia Racette </strong>of Manchester, New Hampshire.</p><p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 16:47:27 +0000 Taylor Quimby 38118 at http://nhpr.org The Metropolitan Opera - Live In HD Uncle Vanya In Maine http://nhpr.org/post/uncle-vanya-maine <p>Since its premiere in 1899, Anton Chekov’s play <em>Uncle Vanya</em> has been adapted for stages all over the world. Originally about a family property in eastern Russia, it’s been re-set in the English lake district in the 1930s, at an abandoned theater on Manhattan’s 42<sup>nd</sup> Street, and a post-apocalyptic interpretation set in Hawaii after a zombie attack.</p><p>Now, <strong>Kent Stephens</strong>, founding artistic director of Stage Force Productions, is bringing <em>Uncle Vanya</em> to the Maine coast. &nbsp;Stephen’s relocates the bored, begrudging family members to the banks of the Androscoggin – bringing 21<sup>st</sup> Century concerns of environment and land policy issues to the fore. <a href="http://Since its premiere in 1899, Anton Chekov’s play Uncle Vanya has been adapted for stages all over the world. Originally about a family property in eastern Russia, it’s been re-set in the English lake district in the 1930s, at an abandoned theatre on Manhattan’s 42nd street, and a post-apocalyptic interpretation set in Hawaii after a zombie attack. Now, Kent Stephens, founding artistic director of Stage Force Productions, is bringing Uncle Vanya to the Maine coast. Stephen’s relocates the bored, begrudging family members to the banks of the Androscoggin – bringing 21stcentury concerns of environment and land policy issues to the fore. Uncle Vanya in Maine opens this Friday, November 1st, and runs until the 10th, at the Star Theater in Kittery, Maine." target="_blank"><em>Uncle Vanya in Maine</em></a> opens this Friday, November 1<sup>st</sup>, and runs until the 10<sup>th</sup>, at the Star Theater in Kittery, Maine.</p><p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:07:57 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37645 at http://nhpr.org Uncle Vanya In Maine Acting Gets Upstaged At Winnipesaukee Playhouse http://nhpr.org/post/acting-gets-upstaged-winnipesaukee-playhouse <p>When Kat Morris's eldest daughter asked to try out for a play at <a href="http://www.winniplayhouse.org/" target="_blank">The Winnipesaukee Playhouse</a>, she could not have guessed the effect community theater would have on her entire family.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 10 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 32163 at http://nhpr.org Acting Gets Upstaged At Winnipesaukee Playhouse The Palace Theatre Brings Art To Kids, And Vice-Versa http://nhpr.org/post/palace-theatre-brings-art-kids-and-vice-versa <p></p><p>In addition to staging plays and concerts, The Palace Theater runs educational and cultural programs to engage community in the performing arts. Rebecca&nbsp;Gosselin&nbsp;is 12. She has participated in the Palace’s youth&nbsp;theatre&nbsp;programs for four years.</p><p></p> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Person: Deborah Schachter 22057 at http://nhpr.org The Palace Theatre Brings Art To Kids, And Vice-Versa Channeling Granny D: North Carolina Actress Portrays New Hampshire Activist http://nhpr.org/post/channeling-granny-d-north-carolina-actress-portrays-new-hampshire-activist <p>This week marks what would have been the 103rd birthday of <a href="http://info.nhpr.org/taxonomy/term/9386">Doris Haddock</a>, better known by the name Granny D.</p><p>She made national headlines in the late 1990’s for walking across the country, 3200 miles, to highlight the issue of campaign finance reform, just ahead of her 90<sup>th</sup> birthday.</p><p>Doris Haddock died in 2010 at age 100, but you might be able to hear her voice at <a href="http://www.coalitionforopendemocracy.org/news-and-events/" target="_blank">a birthday party in her honor in Keene</a>.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:46:27 +0000 Brady Carlson 20679 at http://nhpr.org Channeling Granny D: North Carolina Actress Portrays New Hampshire Activist Rochester Opera House http://nhpr.org/post/rochester-opera-house <p>The Rochester Opera House is a historic theater located in the Rochester city hall. It has been a center of community and community entertainment for more than a century. Now it is leased and operated as a non-profit, bringing a variety of shows and performance opportunities to the community. Shay Willard started acting there as a sixth grader; he is now a graduate student in film production and is directing a play at the opera house.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 04:00:00 +0000 Deborah Schachter 5417 at http://nhpr.org Rochester Opera House The Definition of Truth http://nhpr.org/post/definition-truth <p>On Friday "The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs" begins a nine performance run at the loft..and a panel discussion on Sunday. We were curious to find out how the producers and performers would acknowledge or treat the controversy, and how they think truth is defined for works of theater.</p> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 12:39:42 +0000 Virginia Prescott 6784 at http://nhpr.org The Definition of Truth Word of Mouth 05.26.2012 http://nhpr.org/post/word-mouth-05262012 <p><strong>Part 1: Trophy Wives/Old Lady Style</strong></p><p>In those gin-soaked days of yesteryear, a beautiful woman on the arm was an executive&rsquo;s secret weapon for landing the deal.&nbsp; A young knock-out by your side signaled power, style, and proof that you had it all. Just ask all those Mad Men...That was then.</p> Sat, 26 May 2012 03:00:00 +0000 Virginia Prescott 5557 at http://nhpr.org Word of Mouth 05.26.2012 Theatre…NO MORE! http://nhpr.org/post/theatre-no-more <p>American stage productions are increasingly becoming financially insensitive for many.</p> Mon, 21 May 2012 15:25:03 +0000 Virginia Prescott 5238 at http://nhpr.org Theatre…NO MORE! London Smash 'Two Guvnors' Comes To Broadway http://nhpr.org/post/london-smash-two-guvnors-comes-broadway If you weren't a college theater major, you can be forgiven for not knowing much about commedia dell'arte, the 500-year-old theatrical tradition that Carlo Goldoni used for his comedy <em>The Servant of Two Masters</em> in 1743. Contemporary playwright Richard Bean has adapted that play into the decidedly British laugh riot <em>One Man, Two Guvnors --</em> and he says all you really need to know about commedia is ... well, it's funny.<p>"Commedia dell'arte," Bean says, "is very physical comedy, and there's a lot of clowning in it. ... You won't find much irony in this play. Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:54:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 3222 at http://nhpr.org London Smash 'Two Guvnors' Comes To Broadway Encore! Encore! Applauding The Literal Showstopper http://nhpr.org/post/encore-encore-applauding-literal-showstopper Earlier this month, tenor Juan Diego Florez made headlines when he sang the aria "Una furtiva lagrima" in the Donizetti opera <em>L'elisir D'Amore</em> at the Metropolitan Opera — not once, but twice.<p>The audience responded so enthusiastically that after well over a minute of applause and shouts of "Encore!" he sang the whole thing again — all five minutes of it.<p>Letting someone re-sing an aria is rare at the Met; there have been only three encores in the past 18 years, because the company has had a policy forbidding them. Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:35:00 +0000 Bob Mondello 3047 at http://nhpr.org Encore! Encore! Applauding The Literal Showstopper Finding Theater at an Alstead Machine Shop http://nhpr.org/post/finding-theater-alstead-machine-shop <p>Triple M Tool and Die has been a sometimes-working, unassuming, hard- to- find machine shop in Alstead for more than 50 years. At least that&rsquo;s what it is during the day. Fri, 06 Apr 2012 21:01:34 +0000 Melanie Plenda 2984 at http://nhpr.org Finding Theater at an Alstead Machine Shop A Fruitful Collaboration Still Yielding Broadway Hits http://nhpr.org/post/fruitful-collaboration-still-yielding-broadway-hits <strong></strong>Since they made their debut in 1971, it's been rare for Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to not have a show on Broadway. But now they're ramping it up, with the opening of <em>Evita</em> following fast on the heels of <em>Jesus Christ Superstar</em>.<p>"It's actually just a coincidence as far as I can tell, because the two shows came from totally different sources," Rice says. Thu, 05 Apr 2012 07:27:00 +0000 Jeff Lunden 2969 at http://nhpr.org A Fruitful Collaboration Still Yielding Broadway Hits Hollywood, Hunger Games, and How Small Screens Survive http://nhpr.org/post/hollywood-hunger-games-and-how-small-screens-survive <p>We turn to Garen Daly, our resident film industry expert, for an update on Hollywood happenings.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2012 15:30:26 +0000 Virginia Prescott 2690 at http://nhpr.org Hollywood, Hunger Games, and How Small Screens Survive