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Portsmouth Community Theater

Welcome to the Portsmouth Community Theater Web Site
located in Portsmouth, R.I.



Last production was:


December 6 and 7 at 7 p.m. December 8 at 2 p.m.
On stage at the Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, 321 East Main Rd in Portsmouth

And before that-.
Thanks to all who attended
"The Ghostly Witness:
the Untimely and uncertain death of Rebecca Corness"
writen by Cindy Killavey, Gloria and Richard Schmidt
Dark true stories from Portsmouth's Past.
Collected and edited by Gloria and Richard Schmidt
"Legend of the Old Quahauger" by Peter Kelley
If you missed it CLICK HERE to see it on YouTube

and before that... CAROUSEL!

Before that:
"The Last Leaf" and "The Fourth Mrs. Phillips"
Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. and Sunday at 2. Admission $10.
"Mrs. Phillips" will be presented in radio theater style.

Sunday, March 6th an afternoon of comedy and improvisation with the "Hold
the Salt" troupe. 2 p.m. Students $10, Adults $15.

Sunday, April 17th, repeat of a sell-out Historic Walking Tour of Tiverton
Four Corners, "Redcoats, Rum and Revolution". PCT members portray historic
characters and act as tour leaders. A collaboration with the Tiverton Four
Corners Art Center. www.tivertonfourcorners.com/calendar/

May 27, 28, 29 "Ten Nights in a Barroom". Directed by Patrick Grimes and
performed at the Meeting House at Tiverton Four corners.

June 10 at 8 p.m. a collaboration with the Portsmouth Arts Guild.

September 16-18 more one acts and radio drama.

December 1-4 Area premier of an adaptation of O Henry's "The Gift of the
Magi" written by Seth & Nancy Abbott and "Frosty the snowman".

For more information on any of the above call Cindy Killavey at 847-5148

Our last show - "THE FANTASTICKS"
was a HUGE success

Click Here for a review of THE FANTASTICKS

Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt wrote The Fantasticks for a summer theater at Barnard College. After its off-Broaway opening in May 1960, it went on the become the longest running production in the history of the American Broadway show. A Beloved and classic musical, The Fantasticks tells the story of two star-crossed lover's...or so they think. As it turns out their fathers want them to fall in love! But a mysterious figure known only as El Gallo may throw a wrench into the father's plans, if they don't do it themselves first. A story of friendship, love and growing up The Fantasticks features classic songs such as "Try to Remember" and "Soon It's Gonna Rain"

Directed by Kate Grana
Musical Director Jonathan Keene
Stage Manager Denise Betz
With :
Brian Killavey as El Gallo
Samantha Acampora as Luisa
Kevin Killavey as Matt
Jim Killavey as Huck
Ron Marsh as Bell
Richard Schmidt as Henry
Bill Murphy as Mortimer
Cindy Killavey as The Mute

Presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI)
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI
421 West 54th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019
Phone: 212-541-4684 Fax: 212-397-4684

was great fun for all ages!

Jim Killavey and Melanie Snow Stone in "The Ugly Duckling"

"NUNSENSE" was a hit!
Click here for review
directed by Kate Grana

The director, musicians and cast of the very successful NUNSENSE, pose
for a final picture after the show.

Portsmouth Community Theater began in 1996. Rebecca Vickers, Priscilla Wimpress and Cindy Killavey, the "founding mothers" hoped to emulate the very successful Jamestown Community Theater by offering adults and children the opportunity to experience live theater in their own community. With their background in theater management, performance and children who were interested in the art, they called a meeting at the Portsmouth Free Public Library. Over 20 people turned out with enough skills to put on a show right then. Encouraged by this support, they moved forward to start the theater.

In our early years, with no performance space of our own, PCT performed at the Common Fence Point Community Hall, St. Mary's Episcopal Church and the old Coggleshall School Building. The stage at old Coggleshall School, former home to Pennfield School and now used by the Aquidneck Island Christian Academy has become the place we call "home". The Aquidneck Island Christian Academy has no affiliation with Portsmouth Community Theater except shared space.

Since 1996 we have produced numerous plays, reviews, dinner theater performances and musicals giving hundreds of adults and children the opportunity to "put on a show".

Brian and Samantha in THE FANTASTICKS

General PCT News:

PCT is sharing links with Little Theater of Fall River

Board of Directors
President-Cindy Killavey
Vice President--Priscilla Wimpress
Treasurer-Ron Marsh
Secretary-Denise Betz
Members at Large:
Richard Schlosky
Carol Ann Williams
Denise Dvorak
Joy Stoltenberg
Sandra Hammel
Trish Culver

Site Last Updated: 02/02/2011