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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

First Night

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:, or 978-465-1229


December 14, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
December 16, 2018 @ 8:00 pm
$18 – $20
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