... Eclectic Performances
Steamer No.10 Theatre Eclectic Performances Series presents:
Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18
Produced by: Northeast Theatre Ensemble
Proceeds to benefit – Finish the Castle Campaign
Dates: May 29, 30, June 5, 6 at 8:pm – May 31 at 1:pm, June 7 at 3:pm — Suggested Donation: $20
Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler is a classic of 19th century drama and considered to be one of the great dramatic roles for women. Northeast Theatre Ensemble has chosen it as its inaugural production as a means of highlighting the strong male and female roles, the minimalist set and costume design, and to focus on the possibilities that can be created by the company’s ensemble nature.
Hedda Gabler has returned from an extended honeymoon with her kind but tediously academic husband. Beautiful, self-possessed and also haunted, she is already bored of marriage. Suffocated by bourgeois society and disdainful of intellectual pursuits, she tries to fulfill her aimless desires by manipulating the fates of those around her…with tragic results. Offering no easy answers, Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler is a fascinating, paradoxical portrait of a woman slipping into despair as her options narrow in a world expanding for both sexes.Jacqueline Donnaruma – Mrs. ElvstedJanet Hurley Kimlicko – Hedda Gabler Jerred Hickey – Eilert Lovborg Seana Munson – Aunt Julia Alex Jones – Judge Brack Joe Plock – George Tesman
The Northeast Theatre Ensemble is a troupe of professional actors collaborating on classic dramatic works. As their name implies they strive to find a common ground that allows their talent, training, and craft to emerge to form a cohesive ensemble. They are currently working out of the Steamer No.10 Theatre and proceeds from this production go to meeting the challenge of the Finish the Castle Campaign.
Finish the Castle! – Capital Campaign
Steamer No.10 Theatre began construction of a new entrance – the Castle – nearly a decade ago, to address accessibility, safety, and visibility issues. At that time we were given an estimate of $100,000 for the project, which we believed was low, raised and spent $150,000 on the project . . . and got half-way to completion. It is time to Finish the Castle!
Never judge a Book by its Cover – but we have a ratty, tired looking cover of weather-beaten Tyvek. To make our exterior reflect the cultural quality and quantity of the performances taking place at the theatre, we have embarked on a Capital Campaign. Now, Steamer No.10 has been given a CHALLENGE! If we raise $50,000 we will be given an additional $50,000. We are currently a few dollars shy of reaching $13,000 of the match. The goal is to meet the match prior to the start of the current construction season.