Thoughts & Musings

Daddie Dearest…

Daddie Dearest

Ed Shea, Artistic Director at 2nd Story Theatre

Hello!,Sunday is Father’s Day.

So I thought of bringing my 92-year-old Father to Venus.

But I reconsidered.

I questioned whether his 25-year-old pacemaker could take it:


-The Call

-The Beacon

-The Mercury


See what I mean?


p.s.  Before hitting send, I paused.  I called my Father to read him the email.  He laughed.  And approved.

Dad, Lara says, “Happy Father’s Day, Mr. Shea!”

I Hate Hamlet, by Paul Rudnik

UpStage in Rep / July 10 thru August 30With his career in limbo, a young television star is offered the chance to play hamlet in the Park. Relocating to New york, he rents a mysterious, gothic apartment once inhabited by the great John Barrymore. Sounds ideal, no? Well, there’s a little problem: he loathes the Bard. Enter the ghost of Barrymore, conjured by an impromptu seance, who introduces our ambivalent young friend to the joys of fame, dames and melancholy Danes.

Die, Mommy, Die!, by Charles Busch

UpStage in Rep / July 17 thru August 28What a drag!!! Faded song stylist, Angela Arden – trapped in a loveless marriage and estranged from her ill-tempered offspring – attempts to set herself free by murdering her ailing husband. When her children begin to suspect their mother in their father’s death, Angela’s hopes for a new life fall outrageously apart. This clever, kitsch, psychedelic satire of ’60s celluloid classics will give “summer camp” a whole new meaning.

And don’t forget about our P.I.G. Out Dark Night!
This Wednesday, June 24 @ 7:30 pm.
Tickets are only $10 at the door.
Come for a laugh and support these great artists!

[photo by Rich Dionne, from And Miss Reardon Drinks A Little]
Erin Olson’s (above) P.I.G.s will make you laugh!

Leo’s Ristorante
365 Hope Street, Bristol, RI
(401) 253-9300Crossroads Restaurant
133 Market Street Warren, RI
(401) 245-9305

Rhode Island State Council on the ArtsFunding provided in part by a grant from The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, through an appropriation by the Rhode Island General Assembly, a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and private funders.

ArtWork by Trevor Elliott & Candis dixon

2nd Story Theatre  |  28 Market St, Warren, RI 02885  |  Currrent Season  |  401 247 4200

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