Scamps Comedy Productions present
NEW YEAR’S EVE NIGHT OF NEUROSIS
with Dave Rattigan, Abhishek Shah & Jesse Bickford
Two Shows: 7PM and 9PM
Salem Theatre Company and Scamps Comedy Productions are teaming up to end the Old Year with huge laughs. Dave Rattigan headlines the evening, joined by Abhishek Shah and Jesse Bickford.
Dave Rattigan has compiled a long resume over 19 years as a Boston comedian, with a CD that received play on XM-Sirius satellite radio, and gigs at clubs, theaters, corporate shows, private parties, and fundraisers around the region.
He has made three appearances on the syndicated Steve Katsos Show and has written humor for the Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, and others. He is the host and producer for the standup stage show How Men Think (Or Do They?), creator of the web series Post Office Golf League, and runs a production company (www.scampscomedy.com) that specializes in first-class theater, corporate shows and fund-raisers.
A native of India, Abhishek Shah is a regular on the New England club scene, as well as performing at fund-raising comedy nights and in the standup show How Men Think (Or Do They?). He won the “Emerging Talent Award” at the Massmouth Storytelling Contest in Massachusetts, and was featured in the O’Dark 30 Radio show in Austin, Texas. He’s been featured in newspaper stories in the Quincy Patriot Ledger and the Harvard Crimson.
Jesse Bickford is one of New England’s rising comic stars, working clubs and headlining colleges. Energetic and expressive, his ability to bring his characters and observations to life helped him win the “Maine’s Funniest Comic” contest, and gain fans around the region.
The show is rated for teens and up.
JANUARY 2, 3 & 4
Structures North presents
FIRECRACKER BYE BYE
$17 in adv. / $20 door
“Lepore’s new one-man show, Firecracker Bye Bye, is a tender and funny ode to his late grandmother Nonie. He’s a gifted performer with a rubber face; he can lucidly switch characters just by cocking his head and changing his expression… and this heartfelt show is just about impossible not to enjoy. Bring your grandmother—whether she’s alive, or simply alive in your memory.” -Twin Cities Daily Planet
Meet the Lepore family: Frank the debonaire dad, Cameille the kooky aunt, and Nonie the sassy and endearing matriarch who holds the family together.
Seth Lepore, who is known for his dynamic character acting and vocal elasticity, plays his most intimate cast of characters yet. Lepore uses a chameleon-like ability to shape shift between his family members with the animated subtlety that has become his trademark. Lepore playfully prods the Italian-American obsessions of food, home made sweaters and unfiltered discourses that border on the absurd. Through a vulnerable wit, Lepore shows how his grandmother became a second parent to him, leading to some of the most ludicrous and heartfelt moments of his life.
At once an embarrassing expose, twisted tribute and lamenting love letter, Firecracker Bye Bye is a comedic celebration of life amongst the inevitably of loss. From lasagna experiments gone wrong to crocheted eyesores, Lepore embodies his family’s offbeat charm with grace and punch, leaving the audience both jealous and relieved that they aren’t his relatives.”
JANUARY 23 – FEBRUARY 15
THE ELEPHANT MAN
directed by John Fogle
more info soon!