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Nitty Gritty

Nitty Gritty Poetry SLAM

Steamer No.10 Theatre Eclectic Performances Series presents:

Nitty Gritty Poetry Slam — 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18

The 2015 Albany Word Fest concludes on Saturday, April 18 at the Steamer No. 10 Theatre with the 3rd Annual Word Fest Invitational Slam. This event brings six poetry slam teams from all over the region competing for prizes and bragging rights as we prepare for the National Poetry Slam in Oakland in August. Albany’s very own Nitty Gritty Slam team will be joined by Pure Ink Slam (Buffalo, NY), the Roc Bottom Slam Team (Rochester, NY), and more on one stage.
More information on this and all of the 2015 Word Fest can be found at http://albanywordfest.com.
(Part of 2015 Albany Word Fest)
Steamer No. 10 Theatre
500 Western Avenue, Albany NY
$13 advance
$15 door
518.438.5503
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Hedda Gabler

Hedda Gabler 

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

 Times Union Article – Castle 3-10-15

Hedda - Hedda Gabler and Mrs. ElvstedIbsen’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.Hedda - Hedda Gabler and Eilert LovborgJacqueline Donnaruma – Mrs. Elvsted

Janet Hurley Kimlicko – Hedda Gabler
Jerred Hickey – Eilert Lovborg                                 
Seana Munson – Aunt Julia
Alex Jones – Judge Brack                                         
Joe Plock – George Tesman
 

Hedda - Hedda Burning Manuscript - 2Northeast Theatre Ensemble

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

Photo - Castle - B&WSteamer 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.