HOME | ABOUT US | PRESS | CONTACT US | HISTORY | LINKS | BOX OFFICE (Tix, Donate, Advertise)


Playwrights Produced (Word .doc file)

PAST PERFORMANCES

3 For 3
A Mixed Media Mash-Up

Three original short plays and three short films will be presented by Lowell’s Image Theater on Friday, June 21st upstairs at The Old Court Pub at 8PM.

Featuring the award winning, locally made short film, Memories For Sale, the hilarious comedic film Cat Scratch by Christian de Rezendes, and Chelmsford film maker Fred Barzyk’s The Journey, along with original short plays by local playwrights, this production will take the audience from stage to screen with an evening that celebrates the incredible writing and acting talent in our own backyard.

Join us at the wonderful Old Court Pub for this special night.

Tickets are $19 and can be reserved by calling 978-441-0102.

OUR PLAYS:
BAD DOGS AND BEST FRIENDS by Phil Schroeder
BOYFRIEND by Ronan Noone
THE OLD TAP by Karla Sorenson

OUR FILMS:
CAT SCRATCH by Jenn Dlugos and Andrea Henry, directed by Christian de Rezendes
THE JOURNEY by Fred Barzyk
MEMORIES FOR SALE screenplay by Jerry Bisantz, Directed by Christian de Rezendes

All films and plays written by local playwrights, screenwriters. Support your local artists

 


Third Annual FEMNOIRE: THE WOMEN'S PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL

Held at the beautiful Whistler House Museum of Art on March 29, 30th at 8PM.

Tickets are only $19 and can be purchased by calling 978-441-0102 or using PayPal in our online boxoffice.

Featuring the following works:

ASHES I by June Bowser Barrett
RED PEN by Kelly DuMar
THREE AM by Barbara Blumenthal-Erlich
DIRECT LINE by Deirdre Girard
THE LITTLE THINGS by Audra Lord
ALL THE WAY TO CHATTANOOGA by Leslie Powell
LET'S PLAY CLUE by Debra Wiess


THE 8TH ANNUAL "KEEP YOUR KIDS AT HOME" NAUGHTY READINGS

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17th

Featuring the following sexy, salacious, silly short plays:
FOUR ATTRACTIVE WOMEN SITTING AROUND FANTASIZING ABOUT RICH ORLOFF by Rich Orloff
AMBIENANCE by Laura Pfizenmayer
PSYCHO BITCH AND THE THROBBING BLUE VEINER by Barbara Lindsay
HYPOTHETICALLY by Peter Floyd
TALK DIRTY TO ME by Karla Sorenson
COMING CLEAN by Ray Arsenault

*also featuring original songs by Stephen Gilbane

Upstairs at The Old Court Pub
29 Central Street, Lowell, MA


City Stories
Original short stories stage-read by the area's top, published authors!
FRIDAY, October 19th at 8PM
The Old Court Pub (upstairs), 29 Central Street, Lowell, MA
Admission: free!
Come share a pint with us, revel in Jerry and Finbarr's Irish Hospitality, and hear some amazingly diversified short stories read with a theatrical, dramatic, flair.


Femnoire: The Women's Playwriting Festival
March 30 and 31, 2012:

Wife Of Bobbo by M. Lynda Robinson
Zen Mode by Lynda Vernailia
Gay Paree by Andrea Flock
Lapse by Gail Phaneuf
One Moment by Deborah Evans Hogan
House Broken by Monica Bauer
The Hollywood Alphabet by Britt Mitchell
The Parting Gift by Leslie Powell
The Waiting Room by Karla Sorenson

*This year we are proud to announce that two of our plays will be student- directed, and
produced by students from both U. Mass Lowell and Middlesex Community College!!
We are so happy to have them on board for Femnoire: the only women’s playwriting
festival in the Merrimack Valley! See you at The Whistler House!



7th Annual Keep Your Kids At Home Naughty Readings!
Featured original plays::

Poseur by Andrew Wetmore
Lies by Martha Patterson
On Call by Joan Anderson and Dorothy Sanders
An Actor Prepares by Michael Burgan
Frisky by Walter Thinnes
Lust Letterz by Jerry Bisantz
...and a "return engagement" by popular demand!! Peter Floyd's Big Eddie

... but wait, there's more!!!

original sexy, silly and salacious songs by Amy Gilvary, Stephen Gilbane, and Rene Pfister



So, come join us for laughs, drinks and mouth watering appetizers from Lowell's best Irish Pub, The Old Court.

Keep the kids at home, and come play with us!!

Call for tickets.


Fem Noir: The Women's Playwriting Festival

We received an incredible array of plays and monologues from the area’s
top women playwrights. The decisions were difficult, with so much talent
on display, but the following playwright’s theatrical works are standouts:

June Bowser- Barrett, Kelly DuMar, Melinda Lopez, Karla Sorenson,
Leslie Powell, Hortense Gerardo, Gail Phaneuf, Anne Furtado & Sarah
Coakley, Monica Bauer, and Debbie Roy

Image Theater is proud to present the short plays and monologues by
these talented women. We are also thrilled to be performing at the (Artist
League of Lowell) ALL Arts Gallery, literally surrounded by the original
visual artwork by local women artists.

As Lowell celebrates “Women’s Month”, we can’t think of a better way
to spend a night! Come and thrill to the diverse voices of these talented
playwrights, performed by some of the area’s finest acting talent.


The 6th Annual Naughty Readings

December 4th Upstairs at The Old Court Pub, 29 Central Street, downtown Lowell.


Love At the Whistler House

Lowell’s Image Theater is proud to collaborate with the illustrious Whistler House Museum for a Valentine’s weekend celebration of romance, wine and song. Boston cabaret artists Bobbi Carrey and Will McMillan will bring their acclaimed cabaret performance “If I Loved You” to the beautiful Parker Gallery at Lowell’s Whistler House Museum, 243 Worthen Street, Lowell, accompanied by Doug Hammer on piano.

Saturday, February 13th, 2010, with a cocktail reception at 7PM and a show at 8PM and Sunday, Feb 14th, 2010 at 2PM and 3PM, for the price of $59 a couple, $30for single tickets. Will and Bobbi will delight you with songs from Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin, Porter, Sondheim… with songs that speak to the heart, mind, and soul. Hear the duo that The Boston Herald claims “transforms listeners into a beautiful daydream…”, and The Improper Bostonian called “…sparkling and sultry…”

Treat your special Valentine to an extraordinary night of music and romance at the beautiful Whistler House Museum.
 


5th Annual Keep Your Kids At Home Naughty Readings!

Featuring naughty, sexy, twisted, and silly new plays and songs:
Love Machine by Patrick Brennan
So Close by David Schrag
The Case Against Vampirism by Meron Langsner
Estrus In Amazonia by Michael Kimball
The Romance Killers by Steven O’Connor
No Strings Attached by Karla Sorenson
Imperfect by Jack F. Dacey
Your Dream (a monologue) by Kelly DuMar
AND Original Songs by Steve Gilbane, Rene Pfister, Matthew Hanf and Dan Greene

Where: The Old Court Pub, 29 Central St., Lowell.
When: Saturday, November 14th, 2009 at 8PM.
Tickets: $25 online in advance, $28 at the door (if there are any left!)


Impasto

Presented October 2009 at The Whistler House Museum of Art. The World Premier sneak preview of Regina Eliot Ramsey's play "Impasto" performed in collaberation with the Whistler House Museum of Art. "Impasto" is a revealing insider's look at the high stakes game of fine art commerce and one woman who beats the system her own way. You will be treated to a viewing of the new Arshile Gorky collection, refreshments, and a Meet and Greet with the playwright and actors.


The Straight Line

Presented May 2009 at The Old Court. Rick and Jim, two disaffected 50 year old men from Boston, seek to spice up their life by drawing a “straight line” across America and just… going. All hell breaks loose when their car breaks down outside a diner in Ogallalah, Nebraska, and they become intertwined with the lives of the locals. Beer, romance, and gunfights in this “Coen Brothers- like” take on the loss of the American Dream.

Presented in part with the aid  of a generous grant from The Lowell Cultural Council (LCC).
 


Cafe Noir: The Cabaret Experience

Naughty ReadingsImage Theater was proud to collaborate with Lowell's prestigious Revolving Museum to present authentic "New York" style cabaret to the City of Lowell. Performances were at The Revolving Museum, on the corner of Shattuck and Middle Streets, downtown Lowell.

February 13 and 14 at 8PM and February 15th at 4PM, 2009.

(Our theatrical lighting for this event was made possible with the help of a generous grant from the Lowell Cultural Council - thank you!)


Naughty Readings 2008

Another successful fund raiser - thanks to all who attended.
 

A new milestone!

Since September 2005 Image Theater has been proud to present the works of over 70 writers!  We'd like to thank all of the wonderful writers, performers, directors, composers, dancers, and techs who have contributed to our ongoing success and we look forward to our next 70.


City Stories

Even on a rainy night with a presidential debate going on we still hosted over 60 people for a series of original short stories and essays dramatically read by local novelists and actors.  Admission was free and the stories were a hit!  September 26th and 27th, 2008 upstairs at The Old Court Pub.


Kerouac's Last Call

The new play by Patrick Fenton made a triumphant return in July 2008, this time to the Boston Playwrights' Theatre in Boston, MA.  Some quotes about this production:
“…Bisantz rips into the rhythms with the skill of a seasoned poet…” Jenna Scherer, Boston Herald
“…director Ann Garvin gets strong performances from the supporting cast...” Beverly Creasey, Theatermirror
“…Bisantz and director Ann Garvin have honed the performance, dug into the character, and opened a channel for the spirit of the man, indeed, (that) makes the play work by giving Bisantz a chance to cast a spell…” Killian Melloy, Edge, Boston
“...Bravo Patrick Fenton! Bravo Image Theater!...
Larry Stark, Theatermirror


"Tales From a Tavern" 6 short plays set in a bar...performed in a bar!

In the grand tradition of the Irish Theater, Image Theater is proud to announce their new production  of Tales From a Tavern, a series of seven original short plays by local playwrights, to be performed upstairs at The Old Court Pub, 29 Central Street, Lowell, MA. Show dates are May 16,17,23rd at 8PM and May 24th at 4PM and 8PM.
An ensemble cast of ten of the area’s top actors will be featured in these plays that range from the hysterical to the macabre, from sexy to just plain silly.  Featured playwrights are Karla Sorenson, Janet Kenney, Lonnie Farmer, Robert Boulrice, George Sauer, Peter M. Floyd and Erik Sherman.
Featured local actors are: Kristina Kattar, Allison Ritts, Andrea DeFeo, Linda Sughrue, Jenny Dale Richards, Eliot L. Johnston, Scott Giangrande, Andrew Wetmore, Victor Andrews, Bill MCready
Directors: Jerry Bisantz, Ann Garvin, Dayle Ballentine
Audience members are invited to come on up, share a pint with our plays,  and  partake of  the Irish hospitality of  Finbarr and Jerry’s Old Court Pub in Lowell,  in the wonderful intimacy that only live theater can deliver.

BLIND TASTING by Erik Sherman Vincent Gwin has his hands full when he runs into his old lover, Adina Perito at a “blind” wine tasting event… the double entendres fly as the wine goes down in this delightful duel that elevates snobbery to an art form.
THE SPACE BESIDE ME by Janet Kenney Melody’s sister’s rehearsal party is over, and Uncle Bob has second thoughts about escorting the bride down the aisle in Janet Kenney’s heartfelt examination of loss and the emotional bonds of family. 
CRAB LEGS by George Sauer Poor Tonya Harding! Even in a seafood restaurant this poor girl can’t buy a break from her intense competition with ice princess Nancy Kerrigan… or can she? 
POSSIBILITIES by Peter M. Floyd   When Donna goes to a singles bar with her best friend Janie, she never expected to find out that she is the Queen of a Galaxy in another dimension… an out of this world play that bends the quantum physics of the dating scene. 
A BAR A MAN WALKS INTO by Robert Boulrice When God’s own son is the bartender at this establishment, patrons have a tendency to unburden in the strangest ways. A darkly humorous look at the magnetic attraction of the local tavern.
THE WATERING HOLE by Karla Sorenson It’s a tough singles scene when you’re over 40 and the guys look younger and younger. Judy and Kate tread through the always dangerous waters of the mating game in this humorous look at middle aged anxiety.
MAN WALKS INTO A BAR by Lonnie Farmer a man walks into a bar, says to the Bartender “I just killed a guy… double Jack, straight up”. So begins a tale of life and death, served up with a twist. 


Kerouac's Last Call
a new play by Patrick Fenton

Yet another sold-out show!  February 15, 16, 22, and 23, 2008 at The Old Court Tavern.  We even packed the house on the 22nd when most cities were shut down due to a snow storm!

 

Newsday reporter Patrick Fenton’s new play “Kerouac’s Last Call” will receive it’s World Premier production in Mr. Kerouac’s hometown of Lowell, MA on February 15th, in a limited  run that includes Feb 15,16,22, and 23rd upstairs at The Old Court Tavern, 29-31 Central Street, downtown Lowell. 

Image Theater is Lowell’s newest professional theater company, and, since their  first production in September of 2005, Image Theater has produced the original plays of  over 40 playwrights and composers. 

Playwright Patrick Fenton, a  freelance writer from Massapequa, NY, and a frequent contributor to Newsday, The Post, and The Daily News   has always been a keen observer of Mr. Kerouac’s Long Island days. “Last Call” recalls a party held at a friend’s home in Northport, NY in 1964, just before the writer’s move to Florida with his mother.  It is based on an actual reel to reel tape recording of that night recorded by neighborhood friends, a tape that Mr. Fenton is honored to have heard. It depicts the Jack at the end of his road, with glimpses of  the  forces that drove him, the people who moved him, and his own strong opinions  on fame, his travels,  and the “new” generations of readers who idolized him. Populating the play are characters from his past and present, and the play is filled with the music that accompanied his travels across America. Mr. Fenton’s words are reminiscent of Kerouac’s own writings, and the play has been  work shopped last summer with the assistance of the Cultural Organization Of Lowell (COOL).  The play will be directed by Ann Garvin.

PAGE 2