Thoughts & Musings

What’s Up DownStage?

What’s Up DownStage?

Ed Shea, Artistic Director at 2nd Story Theatre

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, I fell in love with it.  It’s quirky, touching, and hilarious.  Plus, it’s about a guy in Barbra’s Streisand’s basement – how can you not love it?  Doing a solo show means I get to play five different characters, including movie stars, film buffs, and Miss S. herself.  If that sounds like a blast, it’s because it is.  Pure, perfect fun.  You’ll have the time of your life.
From living the actor’s life in LA to the basement mall of Miss S. herself, it’s an entertaining – and impressive – joyride that Kevin guides us on.

2nd Story’s own funny girl, Lara Hakeem, makes her directorial debut at 2nd Story with Buyer & Cellar, a play dubbed:

“The most talked about comedy of the year.” (NY Times)
“Fantastically funny!” (NY Post)
“A fantasy so delightful, you wish it were true.” (New Yorker)
“This show will go down like buttah.” (Entertainment Weekly)

Playing from October 9 to 25, it’ll be gone before you know it.

So click here for tickets and join us on one wild ride.


P.S.  Remember, subscribers get a discount and the usual perks DownStage for Buyer & Cellar!

Kevin Broccoli and Lara Hakeem

You’ll love Buyer & Cellar!
Playing October 9 – 25
Thursday thru Saturday @ 7:30pm
Sunday @ 2:30pm

Neighborhood Watch, by Alan Ayckbourn


Nov. 13 thru Dec. 6

When anxious residents of Bluebell Hill Development, alarmed by the “threat” of roving inner city youths, take the law into their own hands, their ad hoc vigilante movement takes an absurdly tragi-comic turn.

Story Theatre, by Paul Sills


Nov. 20 thru Dec. 20

Musicians Atwater~Donnelly and a troupe of inprov-ers bring to life this imaginative celebration of storytelling.  Whether you’re 8 or 80, young-of-body or yound-at-heart, it’s a perfect holiday treat.

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

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

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