Saturday, October 3, 2009

Page to Stage continues at the Audi

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“Page to Stage”, a theatre project fostering new works by New Hampshire playwrights, announces Goffstown resident Les Rosenthal will be the featured author at the
opening of the series’ second season on Sunday, October 4, from 3-5pm in the Concord City Auditorium reception lobby. The Friends of the Audi host the event, which is free and open to all as a Sunday afternoon salon with dramatic desserts.
Mr. Rosenthal will present a staged reading of GIDEON, a new four-character one act play, followed by an audience Q&A. “This play is set in the present,” he says. “There is no place beyond the room. All else is the madness inherent in a society which throws away its elders and castigates those who show brief flashes of individuality in other than professional sports or politics.” He adds with a grin, “this project was originally conceived in a hotel bar with three other writers in 1998.”
A well known member of the state’s theatre community, Mr. Rosenthal served as State Director of the New Hampshire Educational Theatre Association during a 20-year career in educational theatre. Currently he works in computer support while continuing as a writer, radio host, and actors’ tutor.
The New Hampshire Page to Stage project is sponsored by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust. Its 08-09 premiere season presented six performances of new works, with three going on to receive honors at the Heartland Competition, the Boston Theatre Festival, and the NH Theatre Awards, and one, Rebecca Rule’s CROSSCUT, being chosen by the Walker Lecture Fund for a staged production at Concord City Auditorium on March 24, 2010. The project welcomes submissions of new works for the stage which will be considered for presentations ranging from readings to full productions.

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