An Evening of Steampunk
Agents of Queen Victoria search for a secret weapon on the outer reaches of space. A disgruntled robot gets family counseling. A mad scientist aims to destroy the world with the help of a cyber head and time traveling brothers. "An Evening of Steampunk and Robot Theatre" debuts nine original short plays at The Players' Ring theater of Portsmouth Sept. 24 through Oct. 10. The show starts at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 26 and Oct. 3, and 2 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10. To reserve tickets, call 436-8123 or purchase tickets online at www.playersring.org.
Local artist and writer John Herman produced the evening, collecting a diverse roster of writers, actors, directors, musicians, and more to bring the shows to life for charity. Proceeds earned by the show will be distributed to three charities including New Hampshire Association of the Blind's 2020 VisionQuest.
The evening includes live music performances by experimental electronic duo The Attic Bits and elaborate steampunk and robot props (shown) by Sean O'Connell. In addition to the theater experience, audience members will be given a web address where they can download original music, comic book art, and eight more original plays published as a Creative Commons licensed steampunk and robot anthology.
For updates on the production, visit www.JohnHerman.org.