Stage Force Gets Critical with Seminar
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Kent StephensSEE IT MAY 5, 2014

Greatness doesn’t come cheap – at least not for the students of Theresa Rebeck’s Seminar. Kate, Martin, Douglas and Izzy have each shelled out $5,000 for a ten week writing course with Leonard, a celebrated international literary figure and merciless editor. As Leonard submits both their prose and their egos to his lacerating critiques, romances are sparked, alliances forged, and backs thoroughly stabbed, all in the  name of moving from mediocrity to magnificence. 

On May 5 at 7:30 p.m., STAGE FORCE will present a one-night-only reading of this sassy, wicked comedy. In a first for the Play Reading Series, Kent Stephens will hand over the directorial reins. STAGE FORCE’s Christine Penney will run the show, while Stephens steps into the role of fiction-guru Leonard, a part originated on Broadway by Alan Rickman. CJ Lewis, Doria Bramante, Todd Hunter and Dominique Salvacion round out the cast in what’s sure to be a viciously hilarious night of theater.

The Play Reading Series is presented with support from Kennebunk Savings and is sponsored by Jumpin’ Jays Fish Café. Play Readings take place at The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress Street, Portsmouth. Tickets are $12, and the price includes a complimentary beverage: glass of wine, beer, presspot coffee, White Heron tea, or soft drink.

Play Reading performances start at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at 28 Chestnut Street, Portsmouth, at, or by calling 603.436.2400. Tickets are also available on a walk-up basis on the night of performances at The Music Hall Loft, 131 Congress Street, Portsmouth, if not sold out in advance. For more information about the series, visit