The North Shore Readers Theatre Collaborative presents “The Perfect Sameness of Our Days” by Michael Tooher at 10 a.m. March 11 at The Actors Studio of Newburyport.
Tooher, artistic director for the 2014 Maine Playwrights Festival and founding member of Crowbait Club and its infamous Theatre Death Match, has crystallized epic issues into an intimate and personal confrontation between two very real and recognizable persons in “Perfect Sameness.” The characters personify the human impact of war, taking us into a psychic space where the internal worlds of two men meet.
“Perfect Sameness” was a Play Lab play in the 2014 Great Plains Theatre Conference. It won the 2012 Hidden River Arts Playwriting Award and had a reading at the 2013 Shubin Festival in Philadelphia. It will be presented in a readers theater format, a play-development series that mounts no-frills productions in which works-in-progress get their first realistic spin around the stage, after which the audience dispenses instant criticism.
Tooher spent the first 25 years of his working life as a special-effects technician (pyro) for stage, TV and film. He lives in Portland, Maine, with his wife and three outrageously spoiled cats.
“The Perfect Sameness of Our Days” will be staged at 10 a.m., Saturday, March 11 at The Actors Studio of Newburyport (TASN), The Tannery, 50 Water St., Mill #1, Suite #5, Newburyport, MA 01950. Suggested donation is $10. For reservations, visit www.newburyportacting.org or call 978-465-1229.
WHAT: The North Shore Readers Theater Collaborative presents “The Perfect Sameness of Our Days,” a play by Michael Tooher
WHERE: The Actors Studio of Newburyport, 50 Water St., Mill #1, Suite #5, Newburyport
WHEN: 10 a.m., Saturday, March 11
TICKETS: $10 suggested donation
RESERVATIONS: www.newburyportacting.org; 978-465-1229