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82 Rolfe Square, Cranston RI

Character's Café & Theatre 82

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©02/25/2019

Brandon Tyler McGuire

bmcguire@gtcinc.org

Venue Space for all Occasions  

host with us

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The secondary venue of Artists' Exchange,

Theatre 82, serves as host to both

performance and instruction.

 

It is also home to Character's Café which serves breakfast and lunch daily

and caters for any occasion.

 

Theatre 82 is a welcoming venue for

business meetings, presentations,

fundraisers, special events,

great for everything!

Our Restaurant at 82 Rolfe Sq. Cranston, RI.

Features live music, art, theatre, and community events.

 

We support local farms, business, artists and musicians through our art gallery and live venue space.

 

Businesses and other groups are also welcome! Available for rent, call Elaine 1(401)490-9475

Equus

June 2nd - 11th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm  
Sundays at 3pm

Written by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Kira Hawkridge

 
A psychiatrist tries to help a young boy who has committed an unthinkable act.

 

Tickets $20 General Admission

$15 Seniors & Students


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Epic Theatre company at Artists exchange, theatre 82, characters cafe, cranston, warwick, providence, Rhodie islander theater, events nonprofit
Equus. June 2nd - 11th Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm  Sundays at 3pm, Characters cafe, theatre 82, crnaston, providence, warwick ri, theater, events
A night of Impov, june 14th, artists exchange, 50 rolfe square, improv in warwick providence cranston rhode island

Up in the Attic presents
A Night of Improv

June 17th
Saturday at 8pm  

Up In The Attic and Frosty Curls return to Cranston bringing a fully improvised night of laughs!  Both groups will take an audience suggestion and weave that single word into rich characters and fast paced scenes that will have you on the edge of you seat laughing. Don't blink or look away because you might miss them create something out of nothing right before your eyes!  PG-13

 

Tickets $10 General Admission
Artists' Exchange | 50 Rolfe Square

Lunafest, June 21st Wednesday at 6:30pm. Join us for an evening of celebrating the work of nine diverse female filmmakers, while raising funds for refugee and immigrant women and families resettling in our Rhode Island community, in addition to science-based breast cancer advocacy and research. Tickets $25 advance, $30 at door Theatre 82 & Café, 82 Rolfe Square

LUNAFEST

Short Films By, For, About Women

June 21st
Wednesday at 6:30pm

Join us for an evening of celebrating the work of nine diverse female filmmakers, while raising funds for refugee and immigrant women and families resettling in our Rhode Island community -- in addition to science-based breast cancer advocacy and research.

 

Tickets $25 advance | $30 at door
Theatre 82 & Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Amp at Night, Cranston, Providence, Warwick Rhode Island, Characters Cafe, Theatre 82 Rolfe Sq, Artists exchange events, things to do,

AMP@NIGHT
Art, Music, Performance

 

Wednesday, June 14th 
7:00-9:00pm

AMP@Night is a monthly event dedicated to bringing together artists, musicians, and performers with various levels of experience to highlight their talents and facilitate new connections.

Artist, musician or performer?

Interested in being an AMPer? 

Sign up!

FREE Admission

Theatre 82 & Café | 82 Rolfe Square

The Homecoming. Written by Harold Pinter. Directed by Kate Leste. A woman turns the tables on her sexist new in-laws in this Pinter comedy

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May 12th - 27th
Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm
Sunday, May 21st at 3pm

*There will be No Performance Saturday, May 20th

The Homecoming. Written by Harold Pinter. Directed by Kate Leste. A woman turns the tables on her sexist new in-laws in this Pinter comedy

Written by Barbara Schweitzer
Directed by Nancy Lucia Hoffman

 

The tale of Marilyn Monroe and Frankenstein's monster that turns the story of these two icons on their head..

 

Tickets $20 General Admission

$15 Seniors & Students


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

Laugh Out Loud!

Family Performance Series

Saturday, May 13th
11am-12pm

Jessica Chace & Friends 

Let’s face it.  Life is funny.  Laugh out loud with "The Club" members Lauren, Dave, Jessie, and Tommy.  All kids allowed in this club whose rules include to "Have Fun," "Be You," "Speak Your Mind," and "Dream Big."  Today, we'll be playing games, acting out stories, and being silly together for an hour of fast-paced fun.  Expect the unexpected and be ready to jump onstage...


Pay What You Can Admission
*Suggested $5.00 Donation at the Door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

Tandem tellers -

Get ready for summer with "Magic Crab" and Clever Jack's Adventure. Help make a "storm at sea" and sing a sea shanty too!


Storytellers Anne Marie Forer and Cindy Killavey combine their talents to present lively, interactive performances. Audiences throughout New England have enjoyed the stories, music and merriment when these two tellers take turns talking. Twice the talent = Double the fun!

Pay What You Can Admission

Suggested $5.00 at the door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Tandem Tellers, Storytellers, anne-marie Forer and Cindy Killavey at artists exchange and characters cafe theatre 82 cranston ri, art theathre show events restaurant

Tales from Land and Sea

Saturday, May 20th
11am-12pm

Family Performance Series,  Most Saturdays at 11am-12pm  Let us entertain you with Magic, Puppet Shows, Music, Theater, Storytelling, Improv and more!  Pay What You Can Admission *Suggested $5.00 Donation at the Door  Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Saturday, April 15th
11am-12pm

Tricksters & Noodleheads

Family Performance Series

Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Family Performance Series, Sparkys puppets, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

Sparky's Puppets

Meet some crafty animals and foolish people

in this lively folktale medley.

Sparky’s Puppets dramatize favorite children’s stories with colorful hand puppets, lively humor and plenty of audience participation.  They have entertained children and  family audiences throughout New England for 35 years. 


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square


Pay What You Can Admission
*Suggested $5.00 Donation at the Door

Family Performance Series, Sparkys puppets, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

The Homecoming

April 21st - 30th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm  
Sundays at 3pm

EPIC Theatre Company presents

The Homecoming

Written by Harold Pinter
Directed by Kate Lester

 

A woman turns the tables

on her sexist new in-laws

in this Pinter comedy.

 

Tickets $20 General Admission

$15 Seniors & Students


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

The Homecoming. Written by Harold Pinter. Directed by Kate Leste. A woman turns the tables on her sexist new in-laws in this Pinter comedy
The Homecoming. Written by Harold Pinter. Directed by Kate Leste. A woman turns the tables on her sexist new in-laws in this Pinter comedy

Winter Tales

Saturday, April 22nd
11am-12pm

Family Performance Series,  Most Saturdays at 11am-12pm  Let us entertain you with Magic, Puppet Shows, Music, Theater, Storytelling, Improv and more!  Pay What You Can Admission *Suggested $5.00 Donation at the Door  Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square
Tandem Tellers, Storytellers, anne-marie Forer and Cindy Killavey at artists exchange and characters cafe theatre 82 cranston ri, art theathre show events restaurant

Tandem tellers -

Celebrate Reading Week with Anne Marie & Cindy 

to discover the magic between the covers of a book!


Storytellers Anne Marie Forer and Cindy Killavey combine their talents to present lively, interactive performances. Audiences throughout New England have enjoyed the stories, music and merriment when these two tellers taketurns talking. Twice the talent = Double the fun!

Pay What You Can Admission

Suggested $5.00 at the door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Jack & The Beanstalk

Saturday, April 29th
11am-12pm

Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Marc Kohler and his puppets, link for website, The Dragon on Saturday , February 25th, at characters cafe, artists exchange, Theatre 82, cranston RI

Click to view more about Marc Kohler 

 

This Puppet Workshop puppet play was written by Erminio Pinque and Garland Farwell as a large company

show. Puppets were designed by Erminio and Garland. Music and lyrics for the show were written by WGBH Producer Stephen Snyder.  Marc has created a one puppeteer version with hand puppets and moving mouth puppets of this very successful tale for this visit to Theatre 82. A great story of redemption. Great music. Great audience participation!

Pay What You Can Admission

Suggested $5.00 at the door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

EPIC Theatre Company presents

Rasheeda Speaking

EPIC Theatre Company presents Rasheeda Speaking Written by Joel Drake Johnson  Directed by Tammy Brow

February 10th - 19th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm  
Sundays at 3pm

 

Written by Joel Drake Johnson 
Directed by Tammy Brown

 

A dark office place comedy about race.

Tickets $20 General Admission, 
$15 Seniors & Students


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Winter Tales

Saturday, February 18th
11am-12pm

Family Performance Series,  Most Saturdays at 11am-12pm  Let us entertain you with Magic, Puppet Shows, Music, Theater, Storytelling, Improv and more!  Pay What You Can Admission *Suggested $5.00 Donation at the Door  Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square
Tandem Tellers, Storytellers, anne-marie Forer and Cindy Killavey at artists exchange and characters cafe theatre 82 cranston ri, art theathre show events restaurant

Tandem tellers -

As "Mrs. Frost" and "Lady Winter" Anne Marie and Cindy spin tales of snow, frost and hot chocolate


Storytellers Anne Marie Forer and Cindy Killavey combine their talents to present lively, interactive performances. Audiences throughout New England have enjoyed the stories, music and merriment when these two tellers taketurns talking. Twice the talent = Double the fun!

Pay What You Can Admission

Suggested $5.00 at the door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

The Dragon

Saturday, February 25th
11am-12pm

Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Marc Kohler and his puppets, link for website, The Dragon on Saturday , February 25th, at characters cafe, artists exchange, Theatre 82, cranston RI

Marc Kohler - No one knows what kind of dragon is hidden in Pantalone's basement.  Is it cute?  Is it cool? Is it friendly? Pantalone says it's terrible. but Judy and her friend Felix think it would great to see it. Mr. Punch thinks it would be a terrible idea. This is one of Marc's best known an loved shows, and he hopes the theme of "Talking about your problems" comes through for all. Written in 1979! Music and lyrics by Richard Cyge

Pay What You Can Admission

Suggested $5.00 at the door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Lon Cerel - Magic Palooza!

Saturday, February 4th
11am-12pm

Lon Cerel - Splits you with laughter,  demonstrates the impossible, and most of all, fills you with a sense of lasting wonder. ​ Pay What You Can Admission Suggested $5.00 at the door  Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square
Family Performance Series,  Most Saturdays at 11am-12pm  Let us entertain you with Magic, Puppet Shows, Music, Theater, Storytelling, Improv and more!  Pay What You Can Admission *Suggested $5.00 Donation at the Door  Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Lon Cerel -

Splits you with laughter, 

demonstrates the impossible,

and most of all,

fills you with a sense of lasting wonder.

Pay What You Can Admission

Suggested $5.00 at the door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Laugh Out Loud!

Family Performance Series

Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

Saturday, February 11th
11am-12pm

Jessica Chace & Friends 

Let’s face it.  Life is funny.  Laugh out loud with "The Club" members Lauren, Dave, Jessie, and Tommy.  All kids allowed in this club whose rules include to "Have Fun," "Be You," "Speak Your Mind," and "Dream Big."  Today, we'll be playing games, acting out stories, and being silly together for an hour of fast-paced fun.  Expect the unexpected and be ready to jump onstage...


Pay What You Can Admission
*Suggested $5.00 Donation at the Door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
EPIC Theatre Company presents
Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

January 13th - 28th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm  
Sunday, January 15th at 3pm


Written by Tennessee Williams 
Directed by Kira Hawkridge

 

The steamy Southern masterpiece by Tennessee Williams about a family coming apart as they celebrate their patriarch's birthday.

Tickets $20 General Admission,

$15 Seniors & Students


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Cat on a hot tin roof, The steamy Southern masterpiece by Tennessee Williams about a family coming apart as they celebrate their patriarch's birthday
Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Family Performance Series, Sparkys puppets, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

Snowy Lands

Family Performance Series

Saturday, January 21st
11am-12pm

Sparky's Puppets

Watch a snowman come to life, see a bear go ice fishing, and visit a toymaker on a wintry day

Sparky’s Puppets dramatize favorite children’s stories with colorful hand puppets, lively humor and plenty of audience participation.  They have entertained children and  family audiences throughout New England for 35 years. 


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square


Pay What You Can Admission
*Suggested $5.00 Donation at the Door

Family Performance Series, Sparkys puppets, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
BIG NAZO -  is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles. ​ Pay What You Can Admission Suggested $5.00 at the door  Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

BIG NAZO - 

is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles.

Pay What You Can Admission

Suggested $5.00 at the door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Mini-Creature Show!

Saturday, January 28th
11am-12pm

BIG NAZO -  is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles. ​ Pay What You Can Admission Suggested $5.00 at the door  Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square
Facebook page up Clare Vadeboncoeur Out of My Mime! by a one of a kind production

A one-of-a-kind Good Heart Production
Out of My Mime!

Stories with and without words


November 11th & 12th
Friday & Saturday at 7:30 pm

 

Clare Vadeboncoeur invites you to see what happens when she let’s her imagination run wild. Some wacky and wonderful characters will tell their stories through a mesmerizing mixture of movement & words. An energetic evening that is compelling, funny, clever, and full of heart.

Tickets $20 advance | $25 at door 
Theatre 82 & Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

Laugh Out Loud!

Family Performance Series

Saturday, November 12th
11am-12pm

Jessica Chace & Friends 

Let’s face it.  Life is funny.  Laugh out loud with "The Club" members Lauren, Dave, Jessie, and Tommy.  All kids allowed in this club whose rules include to "Have Fun," "Be You," "Speak Your Mind," and "Dream Big."  Today, we'll be playing games, acting out stories, and being silly together for an hour of fast-paced fun.  Expect the unexpected and be ready to jump onstage...


Pay What You Can Admission
*Suggested $5.00 Donation at the Door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

Mini-Creature Show!

Saturday, November 19th
11am-12pm

BIG NAZO -  is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles. ​ Pay What You Can Admission Suggested $5.00 at the door  Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

BIG NAZO - 

is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles.

Pay What You Can Admission

Suggested $5.00 at the door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Thursday, December 8th  |  7pm
Friday, December 9th  |  7pm
Saturday, December 10th  |  7pm
Sunday, December 11th  |  2pm

Tickets $15 advance | $20 at door

Theatre 82 | 82 Rolfe Square

Artist's Exchagne Presents A christmas Carol at Park Theatre. December 2016. Buy Tickets Here, Park Theatre, Theatre 82
Artist's Exchagne Presents A christmas Carol at Park Theatre. December 2016. Buy Tickets Here, Park Theatre, Theatre 82
Thursday, December 15th  |  7pm
Friday, December 16th  |  7pm
Saturday, December 17th  |  2pm & 8pm

 
 

Tickets $18 advance  |  $22 at door

The Historic Park Theatre | 848 Park Avenue

Holiday Gala and Silent Auction For Gateways to Change Artists Exchange 2016, December 17th, 4-7:30pm, Rhodes on the Pawtuxet

At the Historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet


Saturday, December 17th 
4:00 - 7:30pm


Tickets $75
*Ticket Includes dinner, live music, dancing, open craft beer & wine bar and a VIP ticket to A Christmas Carol

Historic Rhodes on the Pawtuxet | 60 Rhodes Place, Cranston

 

Call 401.490.9475 to reserve.

OR to Purchase Tickets email, 
Elaine.Yeaw@artists-exchange.org

Lon Cerel - Magic Palooza!

Saturday, October 1st

11am-12pm

Lon Cerel - Splits you with laughter,  demonstrates the impossible, and most of all, fills you with a sense of lasting wonder. ​ Pay What You Can Admission Suggested $5.00 at the door  Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square
Family Performance Series,  Most Saturdays at 11am-12pm  Let us entertain you with Magic, Puppet Shows, Music, Theater, Storytelling, Improv and more!  Pay What You Can Admission *Suggested $5.00 Donation at the Door  Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Lon Cerel -

Splits you with laughter, 

demonstrates the impossible,

and most of all,

fills you with a sense of lasting wonder.

Pay What You Can Admission

Suggested $5.00 at the door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Bootycandy

October 7th - 22nd

Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm

EPIC Theatre Company presents

BootyCandy

Written by Rober O'Hara
Directed by Kevin  Broccoli

 

A hilarious look at growing up gay

and black in the 1970's and 80's. 

 

Tickets $20 General Admission

$15 Seniors & Students


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Written by Rober O'Hara Directed by Kevin  Broccoli   A hilarious look at growing up gay and black in the 1970's and 80's.   Tickets $20 General Admission $15 Seniors & Students  Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square, Bootycandy, Epic Theatre Company
Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

Laugh Out Loud!

Family Performance Series

Saturday, October 8th

11am-12pm

Jessica Chace & Friends 

Let’s face it.  Life is funny.  Laugh out loud with "The Club" members Lauren, Dave, Jessie, and Tommy.  All kids allowed in this club whose rules include to "Have Fun," "Be You," "Speak Your Mind," and "Dream Big."  Today, we'll be playing games, acting out stories, and being silly together for an hour of fast-paced fun.  Expect the unexpected and be ready to jump onstage...


Pay What You Can Admission
*Suggested $5.00 Donation at the Door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

Mini-Creature Show!

October 15th 

Saturday 11am -12pm

BIG NAZO -  is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles. ​ Pay What You Can Admission Suggested $5.00 at the door  Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

BIG NAZO - 

is an international performance group of visual artists, puppet performers, and masked musicians who unite to create bizarre and hilarious larger-than-life sized characters, environments, and spectacles.

Pay What You Can Admission

Suggested $5.00 at the door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Book Buddies!

October 22nd 

Saturday 11am -12pm

Bookbuddies ​ ​ ​ Jessica Chace & Lauren Annicelli - Dive into your favorite stories with Lauren and Jessica, who bring the characters and words from the page live onto the stage. Join them for interactive story-telling, laughs, and games. Reading has never been so fun!
Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Bookbuddies at Theatre 82 characterrs cafe cranston ri,

Slightly Spooky but not too Scary Stories

October 29thth 

Saturday 11am -12pm

Tandem Tellers, Storytellers, anne-marie Forer and Cindy Killavey at artists exchange and characters cafe theatre 82 cranston ri, art theathre show events restaurant

Tandem tellers -

Enjoy tales to make you shiver with delight. Lots of audience participation in this fun program.


Storytellers Anne Marie Forer and Cindy Killavey combine their talents to present lively, interactive performances. Audiences throughout New England have enjoyed the stories, music and merriment when these two tellers taketurns talking. Twice the talent = Double the fun!

Pay What You Can Admission

Suggested $5.00 at the door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

The Guys

Written by Anne Nelson 
Directed by Wendy Overly

 

September 16th - 25th
Fridays and Saturdays at 7pm
Sundays at 3pm

 

In the weeks after 9/11, a writer named Joan receives an odd request: Nick, a fire captain, has lost most of his men in the attacks, and he needs help writing their eulogies. Joan agrees to help, and soon, she and Nick are forging a bond as they recreate the lives of Nick’s men 

 

Tickets $20 General Admission

$15 Seniors & Students


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

EPIC Theatre Company presents The Guys Written by Anne Nelson  Directed by Wendy Overly, characters cafe, artists exchange, theatre 82, cranston, warwick, providence, theater
Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

Aesop's Fables

Family Performance Series

Sparky's Puppets

Join in the grasshopper’s song in “The Grasshopper and the Ant.”  See what happens to a mischievous boy who cries “Wolf!” too many times.  Meet “The Country Mouse and the City Mouse” and watch the race between “The Tortoise and the Hare.”  And follow the adventures of “The Lion and the Mouse.”  These fables have been entertaining and teaching children since they were first told in ancient Greece.

Sparky’s Puppets dramatize favorite children’s stories with colorful hand puppets, lively humor and plenty of audience participation.  They have entertained children and  family audiences throughout New England for 35 years. 


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

Saturday, September 17th

11am-12pm


Pay What You Can Admission
*Suggested $5.00 Donation at the Door

Fall out of Summer, 2016 september cranston arts festival, rhode island festival, sunday sep 18th and 25th, cranstons arts, what to do in crnaston

Sunday, September 18th

11am-5pm

*Rainday 9/25

The Fall Out of Summer Arts Festival

 A fun and family-friendly event featuring live music and theater, artisans, art activities and contests and more! Scroll down to learn about this year's event!

Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

Laugh Out Loud!

Family Performance Series

Jessica Chace & Friends 

Let’s face it.  Life is funny.  Laugh out loud with "The Club" members Lauren, Dave, Jessie, and Tommy.  All kids allowed in this club whose rules include to "Have Fun," "Be You," "Speak Your Mind," and "Dream Big."  Today, we'll be playing games, acting out stories, and being silly together for an hour of fast-paced fun.  Expect the unexpected and be ready to jump onstage...

Saturday, September 10th

11am-12pm

Pay What You Can Admission
*Suggested $5.00 Donation at the Door


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Family Performance Series, Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri
Laugh Out Loud, Plays, Performances in cranston ri

Memoirs of

The Last Sicilian

A One Man Play

Written by & Starring Nick Albanese
Directed by David Blacke

 

September 10th 
Saturday at 8pm  

 

Memoirs Of The Last Sicilian is a One Man Play written & Starring Nick Albanese. Nick narrates & performs true stories about his Grandparents, his Parents and his own childhood, along with the History of the early Sicilians who came to America.  All these Stories told only the way he can, mixed in with Drama & Comedy.  You may learn a little of History, you'll get a bit emotional and you'll definitely have tons of laughs on this Sicilian Journey that spans a Century.  From right off the boat, all the way up to the modern day Pop Culture! 
 

Tickets $10 General Admission


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

The last sicilian at Characters Cafe and Theatre 82. Presented by the santriana Theatre Group and Artists Exchagne, Play in Cranston RI. written and starring Nick Albansese, directed by david black
From Tragedy to Transcendence Bach, Casals, and the Six Suites for Cello Solo By Steven Hancoff, classical guitarist, Artists Exchange, Chanracters Cafe, Theatre 82, Cranston, RI Providence RI, Theatre, Theater, Warwick

By Steven Hancoff,

classical guitarist

September 14th

@ 7pm  

 

Steven Hancoff performs his transcriptions of each of Bach's 36 movements – six pieces of music in each of six suites – into music for the guitar. This multimedia presentation explores Johann Sebastian Bach and Hancoff's connection with the composer's career. Delicate, soft and reverent, the music touches the inner person; to remind yourself that all things do pass, and music like a slow flowing river moves over you to help heal the sorrow, lighten the soul and lift the burden of daily existence.

Hancoff's fervor for the Bach suites echoes Casals’ devotion… strains of music dovetail with what is the largest collection of Bach-inspired visual art ever amassed… It is an antique subject elegantly rendered in an impossibly light 21st-century container. – Roxane Assaf, Huffington Post, writing about the iBook

 

Tickets $15 General Admission


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

From Tragedy to Transcendence

Bach, Casals, and the Six Suites for Cello Solo

The Penelopiad

Written by Margaret Atwood
Directed by Kira Hawkridge

June 3rd - 18th
Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm  
Sunday, June 5th at 2pm

 

Everyone knows the story of Odysseus, who fought a war

and then spent years trying to get home—but what about his wife?

 

Adapted from Margaret Atwood’s modern classic by Atwood herself, The Penelopiad uses an all-female cast to tell the story of Penelope, Odysseus’ wife, and examines the nature of war—those who fight it, and those who are left behind. 

Tickets $15 General Admission, $12 Seniors & Students
*June 3rd & 4th are preview performances, Tickets are $10
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Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

The Penelopiad at Characters Cafe and Theatre 82. Presented by Epic Theatre Group and Artists Exchagne, Play in Cranston RI
Memoirs of
The Last Sicilian

A One Man Play

Written by & Starring Nick Albanese
Directed by David Blacke

 

Saturday's @ 8pm

May 28th, June 25th, July 9th, August 20th 

 

Memoirs Of The Last Sicilian is a One Man Play written & Starring Nick Albanese. Nick narrates & performs true stories about his Grandparents, his Parents and his own childhood, along with the History of the early Sicilians who came to America.  All these Stories told only the way he can, mixed in with Drama & Comedy.  You may learn a little of History, you'll get a bit emotional and you'll definitely have tons of laughs on this Sicilian Journey that spans a Century.  From right off the boat, all the way up to the modern day Pop Culture! 
 

Tickets $10 General Admission


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

The last sicilian at Characters Cafe and Theatre 82. Presented by the santriana Theatre Group and Artists Exchagne, Play in Cranston RI. written and starring Nick Albansese, directed by david black
Level Exchange and Artists Exchange, Theatre 82, and characters cafe, present Le Roxy Pro, Aubrey Haddard, and Storm. 82 Rolfe Square, cranston, RI
Le Roxy Pro,
Aubrey Haddard,
& Storm


Thursday, May 26th

6:30pm-9:00pm

Level Exchange (LX) gladly presents Aubrey Haddard, Storm, and WBRU's 2016 Rockhunt winners Le Roxy Pro for a special acoustic show at Artist Exchange's Theatre 82 in Cranston!

Ticket Price
$15.00


Theatre 82 & Character's Café | 82 Rolfe Square

Storm
Le Roxy Pro
Aubrey Haddard