Light to Dark - January 25 - January 27, 2019

Nashua Theatre Guild

 Director's Notes 


“The Treehouse” by Kayla Fernekees is a piece that is fascinating to work on as it connects the world of childhood with that of adulthood. In the world of childhood, the character’s realize the mistakes they’ve made along the way to adulthood and how to fix them. Through rehearsals, the actors were asked to take a look at both the adult and childhood side of the characters. While examining each side of the characters connections between the the children were made and distinctions recognized between the three. While each character has their own unique battle to overcome, the piece demonstrates that you’re never too old to decide what you want to be when you grow up. Overall, we hope you get lost in the magic of childhood and ask yourself, “What do I want to be when I grow up?”


The Adventures of Nick Danger, Third Eye

It has been my profound pleasure to bring Nick Danger to the live stage.  Back in the early 1970s, my brother Al introduced me to this marvel on LP by the comedic genius comedy troupe known as The Firesign Theater.  We listened to this record time and time again, until the grooves were worn and spilled chocolate milk had graced the cover.  Without really trying, we tended to memorize many of the lines and recite them back and forth to one another whenever an apropos situation presented itself, and even sometimes when it didn't.  We have continued to utter many of the key phrases from Nick Danger back and forth over the years, as I have with my good friend Bill, as well as to anyone else who would listen.  Other Firesign Theater fans probably do, as well, assuming they’re not locked up somewhere.  Several years ago, "Nick Danger, Third Eye" was published as a play, and became available to the theatrical masses.  It is my sincere hope that you will laugh uproariously, or at least be tickled and pickled pink, by our One Act play. It is my homage to the Firesign Theater and Nick Danger himself, brought to you by our “Tribute Band” of merry minstrels.  It is filled with film-noir style drama, tongue-in-cheek lines, period sound effects, amusing word play, sight gags, spills, chills, and myriad little tasty tidbits and pickles to hopefully stimulate or at least simulate your imagination.  Thank you for coming and allowing us to entertain you!  — Steve Kalter 


A Case of Belonging


A Most Dangerous Game

After reading through synopse after synopse, I finally came across, The Most Dangerous Game which is a play on the short story by the same name.  I have always enjoyed twisted and dark comedies, so when I saw the description include the word “thriller” I knew I had to read it.  I was immediately caught up in plot and was left wondering what I would have done in the same situation. I was very fortunate to be able to work with a cast who was willing to flip some of the genders so that we could play against the expected, as well as experiment with delivery. So, sit down, have some pie and know that we have been watching you, it’s what all big corporations do...

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