Black Comedy: Peter Shaffer's Comedy That Takes Place in the Dark
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The last date listed for Black Comedy was Saturday June 22, 2013 / 8:00pm.
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In this fact-based comedy-drama set in 1663, women are finally being allowed to play themselves on stage after years of Puritan repression, only to find themselves facing all-too-timeless issues of ageism and sexism. April De Angelis' backstage play turns the spotlight onto five of the most famous of these real-life actresses, starting with the once-fetching Mary Betterton, who's losing her looks and leading roles to younger women. Then there's the ambitious ingenue Nell Gwyn, who's expected to become a plaything for the nobility while being gawked at as a novelty by male audiences. The female-focused Maiden Phoenix Theatre Company stages this Boston production of Playhouse Creatures. Learn More
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Written by Peter Shaffer
Black Comedy will star Brooks Reeves (Gross Indecency and Closer, Bad Habit Productions) and Louise Hamill (Trog and Clay: An Imagined History of the Electric Chair, Fresh Ink Theatre). Both actors have been praised for their magnetic personalities and impeccable comic timing, and we’re so proud to have them lead our show!
Black Comedy will also feature 6 other very well-known names from the Boston Fringe community: Mike Budwey (Cyrano de Bergerac, Apollinaire Theatre), Mikey DiLoreto (Polaroid Stories, Heart & Dagger Productions), Tim Fairley (The Revenants, Happy Medium Theatre), Alyssa Osiecki (Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom, Happy Medium Theatre), Audrey Lynn Sylvia (On This Moon, Flat Earth Theatre), and Michael Underhill (Double Indemnity, Stoneham Theatre).
About the Ticket Supplier: Happy Medium TheatreHappy Medium Theatre, Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) company, which strives to offer a professional yet fun theatrical experience for local actors, directors, and playwrights. We strongly support the creativity of our players and want them to feel comfortable with our company, both on and off stage. HMT's planned performances, which include both well-known and original dramas, will assist community actors, writers, and directors in performing their best work to a diverse audience.
HMT was founded in May 2008 by Barbara DiGirolamo, Mikey DiLoreto, Stacy Fox, Lesley Anne Moreau, and Audrey Lynn Sylvia.