Political Suicide: October 10-25

PRESENTED BY NEMASKET RIVER PRODUCTIONS Premiering on New Hampshire’s Primary Night 2012, directed by and starring Ernest, POLITICAL SUICIDE went on to productions on both coasts, in partnership with Rock The Vote. It’s another election year and Nemasket River Productions is presenting the four provocative and darkly funny plays that comprise POLITICAL SUICIDE: POTATO HEAD FOR PRESIDENT, which imagines taking the best of each candidate and creating one inspiring one; OCCUPY NEW LEXINGTON, featuring a

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Rock the Vote

NEVER REGISTERED TO VOTE? GOING TO BE OUT OF TOWN ON NOVEMBER 6? No problem. Simply click here and Rock the Vote will help you register online. It’s easy. It’s empowering. And it’s important. Register today and make a difference. ROCK THE VOTE’S MISSION: To engage and build political power for young people in our country. Founded twenty-one years ago at the intersection of popular culture and politics, Rock the Vote has registered more than five million young people

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Commit Political Suicide

Whitebridge’s hit production of Ernest Thompson’s darkly funny new plays heads Off-Broadway, and around the country, for the fall election. POTATO HEAD FOR PRESIDENT imagines taking the best of each candidate and creating one inspiring one; OCCUPY NEW LEXINGTON features a small town kid dreaming of joining the movement; in WELFARE THEE WELL a once wealthy widow applies for welfare; and REWRITE pits a jaded US Senator against his toughest critic, the still lovely newspaper editor whose formidable path

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New Hampshire Primary

NH PRIMARY: ERNEST THOMPSON, AUTHOR OF ‘ON GOLDEN POND’ by Doug “VB” Goudie ~ VB talks to Academy Award winner Ernest Thompson, author of “On Golden Pond,” about the New Hampshire primary and his latest play, “Political Suicide.”       Boston News, Weather, Sports | FOX 25 | MyFoxBoston

Funnier Than the Debates

‘POND’ WRITER PARODIES POLITICIANS AND PROTESTERS by Lynne Tuohy ~ CONCORD, N.H.—As candidates crisscross New Hampshire in their quest for votes, an Academy Award-winning writer thinks the time is ripe for “Political Suicide.” That is the title of four one-act plays Ernest Thompson – who wrote “On Golden Pond”– will stage beginning Sunday at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. The plays are dark comedies that parody politicians and protesters alike. One is about taking the

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Four New Plays

ERNEST THOMPSON INTRODUCES NEW POLITICAL PLAYS by Adam Coughlin ~   New Hampshire is widely known as a center of presidential politics. But it also has world-class theater. It only makes sense that the two would be joined and the man to do it would be perhaps New Hampshire’s most famous playwright.   Political Suicide is a collection of four new plays written by Ernest Thompson, Academy Award-winning writer of On Golden Pond, that will

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Someone to Care (About)

THE BEEHIVE QUEEN OF SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE COMMITS POLITICAL SUICIDE WITH OSCAR WINNER In Welfare Thee Well, one of the four plays comprising Political Suicide, a young woman sings, We all got worries, we all got hurdles, we all got burdens to bear. “I wanted it to sound like a spiritual,” Ernest said. “Whether the character is played by a woman of color or a Caucasian actress or Asian, the song is coming from a

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This Isn’t Your Party But You’re Invited

TO JOIN SAMANTHA FARRELL AND AWARD-WINNING WRITERS ERNEST THOMPSON AND JOE DELEAULT IN COMMITTING POLITICAL SUICIDE   “I love music that makes trouble,” Ernest said. The four plays of POLITICAL SUICIDE do, casting an affectionate but critical eye on, in order, the electoral process (POTATO HEAD FOR PRESIDENT), the protest movement in the 21st Century (OCCUPY NEW LEXINGTON), our society’s widening gap between the haves and have-nots (WELFARE THEE WELL), and the battle between cynicism

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