Easter weekend brings new theater, art, baby animals, and a 4:20 drag show to local venues. Here are some highlights.
‘Where’s Waldo’ at the Rep
Local playwright G. Matthew Gaskell’s latest work is a comedy about a company going through some extreme tax-season anxiety. “Where’s Waldo” is at the Seacoast Repertory Theatre in Portsmouth from April 18-27. Part of the Rep’s Home Grown Series, the show is directed by Jamie Bradley and features a local cast. Show times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20-$25. Learn more here.
‘High Water Mark’ at 3S
Boston-based artist Yu-Wen Wu’s multimedia work “High Water Mark” is a regionally specific installation focused on rising sea levels, storm surge flooding, and the projected displacement of Seacoast residents. Curated by UNH Museum of Art director Kristina Durocher, the exhibition will be at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth from April 19-May 26. Wu uses video, maps, and graphs to present a fresh view of the region. An artist reception takes place Friday, April 19, from 5-8 p.m. Learn more here.
‘A Doll’s House’ at the Ring
Henrik Ibsen’s play “A Doll’s House” premiered in 1879, but its feminist themes are as relevant today as ever. Fearon Productions is presenting Thornton Wilder’s 1937 adaptation of the show at The Players’ Ring in Portsmouth from April 19-May 5. It’s directed by Whitney Smith and features a nine-person cast headlined by Constance Witman and Paul Strand. Show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $14-$18. For more information, click here.
Baby Animals at the Banke
More than a dozen heirloom breeds of barnyard baby animals (and their moms) will be showcased at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth for the next week and a half. Baby Animals: Heritage Breeds at the Banke takes place Saturday, April 20, to Sunday, April 28, daily from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Among the highlights are Gloucestershire Old Spots pigs, Nigerian Dwarf goats, a silver fox, and a Newfoundland pony. Tickets are $5-$10. For more information, click here.
4:20 Smoketacular Show
Easter isn’t the only holiday coming up this weekend. For observers of 4:20, Saturday, April 20, is the happiest day of the year. Bunny and the Fox — the Seacoast’s favorite drag duo — is celebrating with their annual Smoketacular Show, featuring at least seven local and regional drag performers, including Cherry Lemonade, Regan White, Agatha Crusty, Kitty Willow, Rita Flux, and the hosts: Joslyn Fox and Bunny Wonderland. The 18-plus show begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25. Learn more here.
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