Generic Theater is celebrating its 30th anniversary of presenting theater in Portsmouth. For many years GT has been reading plays for the public, and this season they will be reading new plays submitted to The Players' Ring by local playwrights as well as plays that may strike their fancy. A ma...
Wed, Sep 14 2016 7:30 PM — Wed, May 17 2017 9:30 PM
All the Way follows President Lyndon Baines Johnson from the moment on November 22, 1963 that President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas and Lyndon Johnson takes the oath of office as the President. With the country in shock, LBJ, mindful that his is an accidental presidency, moves to ...
Fri, Apr 21 2017 8:00 PM — Sun, May 7 2017 6:00 PM
By longstanding comedy tradition, the secret of comedy is timing. Thus, with a jolt of ill-fated timing, begins Michael Kimball's The Secret of Comedy which finds comedy writer Emily Petrocelli diagnosed with a terminal illness on the same day that husband Dave, an airline pilot, wins the MegaMi...
Fri, Mar 31 2017 8:00 PM — Sun, Apr 16 2017 5:00 PM
This riveting drama took New York by storm in a production directed by Mike Nichols and starring William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Judith Ivey, Christopher Walken, Harvey Keitel, Cynthia Nixon and Jerry Stiller. The characters nose deep in the decadent, perverted cocaine culture that is Hollywood,...
Fri, Mar 10 2017 8:00 PM — Sun, Mar 26 2017 6:00 PM
To celebrate Generic Theater's 35th year of producing plays, as well as the Players' Ring's 25th anniversary season, we return to a favorite of ours: The 2004 Spotlight Awards Best Play, "Mornings at Seven" by Paul Osborne. Set in the Midwest in 1938, "Mornings at Seven" offers a slice of Ameri...
Fri, Feb 17 2017 8:00 PM — Sun, Mar 5 2017 5:30 PM
Sisters Claire and Solange are domestic workers deeply resentful of their inferior social position. They concoct elaborate scenarios in which they murder their mistress and abscond with her fortune. But when the opportunity arises, will they go too far? What are the unforeseen consequences of a...
Fri, Jan 27 2017 8:00 PM — Sun, Feb 12 2017 5:00 PM
Set in a Catholic school in the Bronx, "Doubt" centers on a nun who grows suspicious of a priest taking too much interest in the school's first black student, Donald Miller. Sister James, a hopeful innocent, share with Sister Aloysius her guilt-inducing suspicion that Father Flynn is paying too ...
Fri, Jan 6 2017 8:00 PM — Sun, Jan 22 2017 5:00 PM
Discovering Magic returns to the Players' Ring with shows chock full of mind blowing sleight of hand, con games, psychology, history, science, comedy, cognitive development, political spin and more. This mind-numbing, jaw-dropping, eye-opening experience takes audiences on a guided tour of the i...
Wed, Dec 28 2016 7:00 PM — Fri, Dec 30 2016 10:00 PM
A Christmas Carol is an annual tradition at the Players' Ring. Adapted from the Charles Dicken's classic tale by F. Gary Newton and others, relive the visitations by ghostly spirits and see Scrooge discover the true meaning of Christmas.
Fri, Dec 2 2016 8:00 PM — Fri, Dec 23 2016 10:00 PM