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
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
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
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
Wife Of Bobbo by M. Lynda Robinson
March 30 and 31, 2012:
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
We are so happy to have them on board for Femnoire: the only women’s
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
... 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
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
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
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,
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
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!)
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
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
Presented in part with the aid of a generous grant from The Lowell Cultural Council (LCC).
Cafe Noir: The Cabaret Experience
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.
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
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.