Happy Medium Theatre (HMT) is dedicated to bridging the gap between professionalism and fun in the Boston theatre scene. Quite simply, we have a really great time producing damn good work.
HMT was founded in May 2008 by Barbara DiGirolamo, Mikey DiLoreto, Stacy Fox, Lesley Anne Moreau, and Audrey Lynn Sylvia. Since inception, HMT has added Deidre Benson, Mike Budwey, Lizette Marie Morris, Kiki Samko, and Michael Underhill into the company.
UP NEXT FROM HAPPY MEDIUM THEATRE:
DRUGS, HIGH SCHOOL, SEXUAL IDENTITY, SUICIDE, VIOLENCE, and THE PEANUTS GANG ALL COLLIDE IN:
DOG SEES GOD:
Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead
by Bert V. Royal
Directed by Lizette M. Morris
Good Grief! Have you ever wondered what happened to the beloved gang of kids from Peanuts? The award-winning Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal is an irreverent and poignant unauthorized parody in which the beloved comic strip characters are re-imagined a decade later as hormonal teenagers with serious issues.
When CB’s dog dies from rabies, CB begins to question the existence of an afterlife. His best friend is too burnt out to provide any coherent speculation; his sister has gone Goth; his ex-girlfriend has recently been institutionalized; and his other friends are too inebriated to give him any sort of solace. But a chance meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and sets in motion a friendship that will push teen angst to the very limits.
Our show will star Michael Underhill (Polaroid Stories, Heart & Dagger Productions/Happy Medium Theatre/Boston Actors’ Theater) as the lovable, yet utterly confused CB (Charlie Brown). Michael has been hailed as one of “the young actors in Boston to watch” and we are elated that he is leading our production. Alongside Mr. Underhill, Joey C. Pelletier (The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, imaginary beasts) will portray the troubled and fragile Beethoven (Schroeder). The proclaimed “bad boy of Boston theatre” will soften his image for this heartbreaking role.
The show will also feature 6 very well-known names from the Boston Fringe community: Mikey DiLoreto as Van (Linus), Nick Miller as Matt (Pigpen), Lesley Anne Moreau as Marcy (Marcie), Lizette M. Morris as Van’s Sister (Lucy), Kiki Samko as CB’s Sister (Sally), and Audrey Lynn Sylvia as Tricia (Peppermint Patty).
DATES OF PRODUCTION:
Th. March 14 (8 p.m.) (Preview)
Fri. March 15 (8 p.m.) (PRESS NIGHT)
Sat. March 16 (8 p.m.) (PRESS NIGHT 2)
Sun. March 17 (4 p.m.) (PRESS NIGHT 3)
Th. March 21* (8 p.m.)
Fri. March 22 (8 p.m.)
Sat. March 23 (4 p.m.)
Sat. March 23 (8 p.m.)
Sun. March 24 (4 p.m.)
Th. March 28 (8 p.m.)
Fri. March 29 (8 p.m.)
Sat. March 30 (4 p.m.)
Sat. March 30 (8 p.m.)
MEDIA NOTE: The cast, crew, and production team of DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD by Bert V. Royal will be available for interviews and media inquiries.
PRESS NOTE: Members of the Press are welcome to attend any performance, not just the dates listed as “Press Night.”
*Denotes $5 Performance – CASH ONLY AT THE DOOR
Adults- $18 in advance, $20 at door.
Students/Seniors- $15 in advance, $17 at door
Happy Medium Theatre will also be donating funds collected from our performances to donate to the It Gets Better Project; an organization created to show young LGBT people the levels of happiness, potential, and positivity their lives will reach – if they can just get through their teen years. The It Gets Better Project wants to remind teenagers in the LGBT community that they are not alone — and it WILL get better. It’s our small way of giving back to the community while simultaneously spreading a message of hope. For more information regarding the project, please visit www.itgetsbetter.org and look out for our YouTube video coming out in the next 2 weeks!
I have also attached our postcard image and our full press release (in PDF and Doc format) for your perusal. In the next three weeks, I’ll be back in touch with some pre-production photos, and to re-check in regarding your date of attendance! We here at Happy Medium Theatre hope you will join us for this irreverent look into the social norms of high school, and the dysfunction therein.