2017 UPCOMING SEASON DATES:
Meetinghouse Theatre Lab’s spring production:
May 19, 20, and 21
Monstrous Love, by John Manderino, will be performed at Hammond Hall, Winter Harbor, on May 19 and 20 at 7pm and May 21 at 2pm. Monstrous Love was one of the many plays submitted in the fall of 2016 to the MHTL playwriting contest.
This series of six short plays treats romantic relationships using the “monster” metaphor. Although the plays are hysterically hilarious, they speak to various kinds of love poignantly and honestly. “MONSTER” music holds the short plays together.
The plays will be rehearsed using different directors, techies, and cast members, providing a “lab” for members of the MHTL ensemble to try out their theater skills.
JOHN MANDERINO lives in Maine with his wife Marie, where he teaches college writing and provides coaching and editing services to other writers. He has published three novels, two short stories collections and a memoir with Academy Chicago. John has also written plays that have been performed at theater festivals and other venues. A stage version of his memoir Crying at Movies was produced.
About Meetinghouse Theatre Lab
The Meetinghouse Theatre Lab is dedicated to creating an ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and transform the definition of create with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.
Since 2003 the Theatre Lab has presented readings, staged readings, and full productions, both classic and contemporary, that challenge accepted social norms and values, question reality, break down the “fourth wall”, explore the notion of “truth”. It is dedicated to creating a yearly ensemble of performance artists who come together to excite the senses, push the limits, and explore the definition of “create” with the aim of growing as performers and enriching the humanity of all involved.
Out of the Hat!
What’s “Out of the Hat!”? It’s a fresh, compact production with a rehearsal time of one day, 7 hours, performed that same night. The play, the director, the cast are all picked “out of the hat” so to speak — this makes it fresh and exciting for all!
It goes like so … we gather at noon to read the chosen play — many of us for the first time. After a first read, the director for the play retires to cast the show. Once done, the group works to put the play on its feet with the result being an outstanding and very fresh performance at 7pm.
Come to read and play at 12pm or come to watch at 7pm.
Interested in reading? We would love to have you! To read, you will need yourself, writing utensils, blacks, a potluck, energy and a penchant for fun. Please message Meetinghouse Theatre Lab or email Lisa at email@example.com if you would like to be a part of the day’s production to make sure there is room.
Join us in the audience and spread the word to your friends, too! Admission is free, although donations are gratefully accepted 🙂
Our “Out of the Hat!” readings are on the 3rd Saturday of each month from November through June, so be sure to save the dates on your calendar.
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