“Harry Putzer & the Spiders From Mars – A Holiday Pantomime.”
The Poor Mouth Theatre Company presents “Harry Putzer & the Spiders From Mars – A Holiday Pantomime” for four performances: Thursday, Dec. 20 at 8: p.m., Saturday, Dec. 22, at 2 p.m. & 8 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 23, at 2 p.m.
Performances will be held at An Beal Bocht Café, 445 West 238th St. in Riverdale, Bronx. Tickets are available at the café and at BrownPaperTickets.com. Admission is $18 for adults and $12 for kids 12 and under.
“This is a pantomime in the Irish/English sense and not a silent performance,” the Poor Mouth said of its “madcap interpretation” of the Harry Potter series. “That means songs and comedy as well as audience participation. Cheer for the heroes and boo the villains, sing along to the songs and have fun and laughs along the way.
“Bring the kids but we guarantee adults will enjoy this.”
Harry Putzer leaves his unpleasant home life to attend Hog Butts School of Wizardry and Cosmetology. There he meets Hermangy Grazer and runs afoul of the very foul Lord Moldyfart.
Written and directed by Scott Kennedy with music direction by Kathryn Donnelly and Suzanne Hockstein, the Panto features a cast including Corinne Delaney, Aoife Williamson, Aaron Souza, Michelle Hendee, Suzanne Hockstein, Kathryn Donnelly. Parody song lyrics by Scott Kennedy.
Costumes and set design by Suzanne Hockstein; Audio effects and sound design by Don Creedon. Running time is about one hour.
The Poor Mouth Theatre Company was founded in March 2010, with the mission is to bring quality theatre to the Bronx and New York—the cafés, bars, community centers, church halls and streets. “Just give us a corner and we’ll put on a show! PMTC produces original plays, hosts short play festivals, brings our own productions of Broadway plays to local stages and encourages readings,” the company says in its statement. “Contact us at http://poormouththeatre.blogspot.com/ or leave a message at our home base An Beal Bocht Café http://www.anbealbochtcafe.com in Riverdale.”