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The Actors Studio of Newburyport presents First Night By Jack Neary
December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - December 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm$18 – $20
New Year’s Eve, 1985. Danny Fleming, mid-thirties, is about to close up his video store for the evening when into the store pops a woman he believes he remembers from grammar school. What he remembers most is that this woman went away to be a nun. Why is she there? Why does he care? As the story unfolds, we find out the answers to these and many other questions. ‘This is a very funny play whose characters are so human it hurts. The Actors studio of Newburyport is very proud to present this Jack Neary play for our audiences.’ – Marc Clopton, Executive Director.
What the critics have said:
A lovely riff of magic…touch it for yourself. – Kevin Kelly, the Boston Globe
Neary is a pro at rib-tickling; snappy one-liners pop from his pen like firecrackers…FIRST NIGHT demonstrates that Neary loves and understands the wayward workings or ordinary people’s minds and hearts. His humor caresses his subjects, never wags a finger at them. – Arthur Friedman, The Boston Herald
What a delight!…Just as Fred Astaire was able to dance with a hatrack and make it look good, so playwright Jack Neary is able to sidestep the clichés and find the humor and the heart in this touching little encounter. – The Los Angeles Times
FIRST NIGHT has considerable charm, zest, imagination and expertise. – Variety
Where: The Actors Studio of Newburyport
50 Water Street, The Tannery
Mill #1, Suite #5
Newburyport, MA 01950
When: December 14,15,16, 2018, Friday & Saturday, 8 pm; Sunday 5pm
Admission: $20 Adults/ $18 students and seniors
Reservations & Information: www.newburyportacting.org, or 978-465-1229
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