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Venus Rising

by Marisa Smith

Produced by Northern Stage

Directed by Jess Chayes

Scenic Design by Reid Thompson

Lighting Design by Jen Reiser

Sound Design by Benvolio Montmagny

Costume Design by Barbara Bell

Stage Managed by Brian Sekinger

Featuring: Laurel Casillo, Diane Findlay, Kenneth Kimmins, Laurie Wells


Photos by Kata Sasvari

Northern Stage opened the world premiere production of “Venus Rising,” Saturday at its Barrette Center for the Arts, that was almost as touching as it was funny – thanks to finely crafted writing by the Hanover, N.H. playwright and an excellent cast.

- Jim Lowe, Rutland Herald on VENUS RISING

Northern Stage’s current world premier production of “Venus Rising” is a love story. It’s also a tale of drug use and abuse, and the struggles of aging. It’s a comedy brought to life by four very talented actors on a fantastic set with creative, strong direction. First and foremost, though, it is a script that elevates and examines human behavior, celebrating each person’s existence while not shying away from their foibles. By evening’s end, you walk away entertained, enriched, and challenged at the same time.

- Charlie McMeekin, Herald of Randolph on VENUS RISING

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