"One of the coziest and intimate theatres in the area, a great place to get up close and personal with performers." - Robert Barossi, Motif Magazine
The Black Box Theatre is a community theatre which produces four plays each year. "A Christmas Carol" is our annual winter production, while fall, spring and summer productions vary each season.
The Black Box Players are community actors as well as students who have excelled in the instructional arena and are ready to take the stage.
"The Box" offers an intimate viewing experience, where every seat is a good seat, and the minimalist "black box" approach truly prevails, setting the stage for the art of theatre itself to be explored, pure and unadorned.
The Black Box Theatre is also available for birthday parties, private screenings, as a venue for local filmmakers as well as outside theatre companies looking to produce their own works.
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Current & Upcoming Events
THIS IS MY STORY MAYSES -- 1938-1948
May 21st & 22nd | 7pm | Free
Black Box Theatre | 50 Rolfe Square
Fractured Atlas and BOB The Show presents BOB: Blessed Be The Dysfunction That Binds
June 6th-30th | Tickets $15 Thursdays-Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm
Artists' Exchange | Rolfe Square
The Black Box Theatre's 9th annual A Christmas Carol December 6th - 22nd Including two school matinees at 10:30am on 12/20 & 12/21 and a Holiday Gala on 12/22 at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet prior to the finale performance at the Park!
Wave I: July 19-29 CHICKEN AND EGG SOUP – BOB STEWART MIXED EMOTIONS - REAL CARPENTIER MEMORY BOX – CHRIS SHAW SWANSON BLIND MANS BLUFF – STEVEN KORBAR NUTS - T. JAMES BELICH THE LATEST NEWS FROM THE PRIMORDIAL OOZE – RICH ORLOFF DANCING TURTLE - THOMAS ATKINSON
Wave II: Aug 2-12 CLASS ACT VERSION 379 – HOLLY JENSEN THE FOLKS – MARK HARVEY LEVINE MOVING PICTURES – LENNY SCHWARTZ CHARMING – MARK HARVEY LEVINE BENCH BURNER – SALLY DOMET HOW NICE OF YOU TO ASK – RICH RUBIN CYJOE BARKER IN AMISH COUNTRY – BARBARA SCHWEITZER
Wave III: Aug 16-26 AND WHAT A DAMN FINE MORNING IT IS – TRACE CRAWFORD THEME AND VARIATIONS – VLADIMIR ZELEVINSKY A WOMB WITH A VIEW – RICH ORLOFF FIGHTING MR. RIGHT – BARBARA LINDSAY A KILLING FROST - BEN JOLIVET DEATH OF A SNOWMAN – DANIEL GUYTON
Thursdays through Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm Tickets $15. Call 401.490.9475 for reservations.
Play by Play: An evening of plays by Mark Harvey Levine
"Mark Harvey Levine is certainly a heartening find... his plays are smart, humane, funny, and indicate a terrific sense of theatrical craft." - Martin Denton, NYTheatre.com.
Some things can be reduced to numbers; some can't.Jason is looking for a sign from God; Carrie is looking for a little help with the dishes. Dennis asks his best friend Allison to judge his kissing skills. Claudia feels like her memories are being replaced with empty shelves. Jen wants you to know she is not a homeless person. Plus, a story is about a certain Danish prince -- only faster, funnier and a lot more Jewish.
Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm. Sundays at 2pm.
Tickets $15. Call 401.490.9475 to reserve.
The Black Box Theatre's 8th annual A Christmas Carol December 8th - 23rd Culminating in special performances at the historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet! More information
The Black Box Theatre's 6th annual ONE ACT PLAY FESTIVAL
August 5th - 28th Fridays & Saturdays at 7pm, Sundays at 2pm Tickets $15/Wave, $25 for Waves I & II
Whittled down from over 100 submissions from all over the country, this
year's line-up will showcase 18 plays in a variety of genres. Experience the wonder of brevity! WAVE I: August 5th - 14th (All 9 plays below will be performed during each scheduled showcase in Wave I): Clown Therapy, Nina Mansfield Curse the Darkness, Patrick Gabridge The Hollow Men, Greg Davis Scripted, Mark Harvey Levine Singular of Dice, Ross Tedford Kendall Cyjoe Barker at the Theatre, Barbara Schweitzer Final Descent, Joanne Fayan A Winter Place, Kevin Broccoli Wet Paper Bag, Alex Dremann
WAVE II: August 19th - 28th (All 9 plays below will be performed during each scheduled performance in Wave II): Break, J. Stephen Brantley A Couple of Metal Gods, Trace Crawford Context, John C. Davenport Their Eyes Meet, John C. Davenport Man Woman Man, L. H. Grant Missing, Robin Pond My Name Is Art, Peter Snoad Surprise, Mark Harvey Levine The Hatchet Job, Jim Sullivan
A lively satire of modern art, Museum takes
place on the closing day of three avant garde exhibits and features 42 colorful
characters including museum goers, artists and museum staff as they respond to the art and to one another.
directed by Rich Morra
March 25th - April 10th
Friday & Saturday evenings at 7pm
Sundays at 2pm
Tickets $15. Call 401.490.9475 to reserve.
Click on the image below to see a slideshow of photos from Museum on Vimeo! Photos courtesy of Mike Luciano
Tickets $15 (call Artists' Exchange at 401.490.9475 to reserve)
At the historic Park Theatre/RICPA:
Sat. Dec. 18th 7pm
Sun. Dec.19th 3pm
Tickets $18* (call Park Theatre at 467.7275 to reserve)
*Group rate of $13 for parties of 20 or more.
Black Box Theatre Presents its 4th Annual
One Act Play
Thank you to
all the playwrights who entered this year. The 2010 selections are as
Chuck Exley by Kevin H. Thibault The
Revelation of Jenny to Her Parents by Beth Danesco Can Can't by Michael
Burgan The Rental by Mark
Harvey Levine Jeremiah's Choice
by Dennis B. Blais The Lesson by Tom Chace The Dream
Seats by Anthony Martinetti Superhero by Mark
Harvey Levine Pain
by Barbara Schweitzer The Son by Pat Hegnauer
August 12 - 14 7pm August 15 2pm August 19 -
21 7pm August 22 2pm
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