Monday, June 16, 2008

The Salem Theater Scene

There is a lot of great theater coming our way in Salem. This weekend the Salem State College, Mainstage Theatre kicks off its 14th season of summer theatre when A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opens on June 20th. This classic musical is directed by David Allen George and stars Peter Zachari (in photo, courtesy SSC). Performances are: June 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m. and June 22 and 29 at 2:00 p.m. Tickets are $20.00 general admission and $15.00 for seniors and students.

Also this weekend - Dickens will come to life at The Griffen Theatre.
Eric Rodenhiser, artistic director of the Griffen Theatre, will present Charles Dickens as he explores the second career of Dickens, which took place in the 1850s and 60s when Dickens became a public reader and actor of his novels in both England and America. Rodenhiser will recreate Dickens' acclaimed evenings, bringing the man to life, reading from his popular works, such as the ever-thrilling "Sikes and Nancy" episode from Oliver Twist, and an excerpt from the beloved A Christmas Carol. Performances are: June 20th and 21st at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and children. The show runs approximately 80 minutes, with an intermission and complimentary beverages between acts.

For more information on both performances, including links visit the calendar of events on

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