omne trium perfectum (the rule of three)
omne trium perfectum
The principle of the rule of three suggests that things that come in threes are inherently more humorous, satisfying and effective than any other number of things. On the strength of this timeless wisdom, The Actors Studio of Newburyport presents this trilogy of new plays for your complete enjoyment.
Two unique plays by Josh Faigen
"After the Party" proves the adage that a play is really music, just with words instead of notes. Join a chorus to tell the story of a dinner party! Written in a unique format, audience members will be able to join in the performance of this exciting piece. Feel the rhythmic energy and speak dialogue as song (material provided). Sheer fun!
"Das Rheingold" is an opera written by Richard Wagner, full of magnificent music, exquisite arias, mythical grandeur, and the dumbest plot every imagined by a composer. Now, Josh Faigen has removed all the superfluous brilliant stuff and adapted the plot for American audiences. And, because there are fourteen roles, we will need help from the audience! Gods, goddesses, giants, magical river maidens, niebelungen (dwarves), magic helmets, gardens of eternal youth, and gold lots and lots of gold. Every single plot element in the opera is recreated in language we can all understand. Plus Schmeckenbecker.
One piercing play by Hailey DD Klein
Neediness can be seductive. Being needed can be lethal. In Hailey Kleins, "KillJoy," one character sends out her siren song, or is it a call to her muse? The other character is a man caught in all too familiar quicksand. The play dips its toes into the murky waters of an addiction cycle being played out. This story gently lays down its message, as if the audience just discovered itself musing over past as prelude. In a contemplative moment an insight might occur that offers change. How do we cut the chords of habit when they are rooted in the soft cocoon of intimacy? Who will survive? At what price?
The Actors Studio of Newburyport (View)
The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Mill #1
Newburyport, MA 01950
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|