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Music to Our Ears

Nothing really pulls a play together like Previews. It’s when the final character of the play arrives: You. Last weekend, The Best of Everything previewed UpStage. We loved hearing the reactions and reviews from audiences on their way out. Beautiful. Great story! Enchanting. But one question in particular kept popping up. Can you send me […]

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Snow No Go

Hello Friends, Due to this weekend’s impending snowfall – it may already be coming down as you look out the window – we’re canceling Saturday and Sunday’s preview performances of Hysteria. Anyone who purchased a ticket for the 7:30 pm performance tonight, the 23rd, and the 2:30 pm performance tomorrow, the 24th, can reschedule for […]

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What’s Up DownStage?

What’s Up DownStage? Like the subject of our first pop-up production this season, we have something special going on in our basement…. Don’t take our word for it. Here’s the testimony of Kevin Broccoli, the lone actor in Buyer & Cellar: The minute I saw the original production of Buyer & Cellar in New York, […]

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How meditation changed everything for 2nd Story Theatre’s Ed Shea

Shea says he is just a beginner when it comes to meditation and Buddhism. But he is a very enthused beginner.

by Andy Smith, Providence Journal

About a year ago, Ed Shea, artistic director of the 2nd Story Theatre in Warren, picked up a book at Books on the Square in Providence. “I was looking for a little something, a little peace of mind,” he said. “I guess you can say I felt a ‘spiritual urgency.’ ” The book was called […]

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Bev & Ted’s Excellent Email

Bev ‘n’ Ted’s Excellent Email Hello Friends, Sometimes a subscriber’s note of appreciation is too wonderful not to share: “We lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world.” Judith Butler Dear Friends at 2nd Story, Whenever we attend your theater and experience one of […]

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Save the Date: Dress Up! Party Down!

Save the Date: Dress Up! Party Down! Hello 2nd Story Supporters!Save the date! Get ready to dress up and party down at 2nd Story Theatre as we celebrate a new season, raise a little dough, and honor our Resident Costume Designer, Ron Cesario. Sunday, October 18, 2015 @ 7:00PM It’s a fashionably festive occasion you […]

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Photo Gal (lery)

Photo Gal (lery) Sometimes all the elements come together creating the perfect photo call: The costumes, the cast, the play and, of course, the photographer. The combined talents of designer Ron Cesario, female impersonator Payton St. James (aka Michael McAdam) and photographer Rich Dionne have created a treasure trove of theatrical shots. Check them out […]

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HOT HOT HOT! Not looking good as email? View it on the web. Our Summer Season is up and running. 3 plays. 3 home runs. It’s a Summer Theatre hat trick. A comedy Triple Crown. Critics raved about each one. Come see why. This weekend, I Hate Hamlet, a “hilarious” “comic stew” that’s “guaranteed to […]

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Drag queen Payton St. James says 2nd Story role a good fit

Payton St. James can't be more perfect to play faded lounge singer Angela Arden, star of Charles Busch's outrageous "Die, Mommie, Die."

by Channing Gray, Providence Journal

Some actors are born for certain roles. Take Payton St. James, who can’t be more perfect to play faded lounge singer Angela Arden, star of Charles Busch’s outrageous “Die, Mommie, Die,” which opens Friday, July 17, at Warren’s 2nd Story Theatre. But this “she” is actually a “he,” played by a drag queen per order […]

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