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Live from 49 Franklin, It’s Friday Night!
RUMFORD -- Friday Night Live will run this at 7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday at the Mystic Theater at 49 Franklin.
Inspired by the popular late night sketch comedy Saturday Night Live, local Mystic Theater production Friday Night live will not disappoint. The show is filled with live performances as well as several short films, commercials, news and musical guest.
The group calls themselves “The Community of Comedy”, and they’ve been working on this production since last January. The show is hosted by Oxford County Sheriff, Wayne Gallant, and the musical host is Dennis Moro who has recently been inducted into Maine’s Old Opry Hall of Fame.
Producer Scot Grassette says, "This is the third FNL and we’re proud to put out a product that is not a cookie cutter of previous performances, each skit is original and unique."
Among the titles include are, “Byron Town Meeting,” “Ask Dr. Mike, featuring Mike Brennick and “Pinkham’s Potato Bin,” which is a parody based on Forest Gump’s Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Video shorts include “Rumford’s Worst Tenant” and “The Dukes of Oxford” and include some special cameo appearances by some familiar locals along with even more surprizes.
The Community of Comedy consists of local writers of original material, sound light and video technicians and the players who act it all out live. Writers include, Jeff Bailey, Susan Puiia DeRoehn, Lisa Picard, Scot Grassette, Duane Glover, Dan Ryder. Their writing inspirations come from personal experiences, local stories, locations and a wealth of personal experiences. This raw material is hashed over between the writers then, the parts are cast and blocked by director Keith A. Grassette.
Grassette has extensive experience directing, coaching and acting in the Boston area through private and pubic theater for well over 15 years. The “players” in this, the third installment of Friday Night Live include, Duane Glover, Tammy Schmersal Burgess, Mike Brennick, Zac Calden, Zach Grassette, Jen Foster, Eric Schmersal, Scot Grassette, Amanda Hamner, Dawson Walton, Lisa Picard, and Pete Orino.
The show contains adult, late night humor. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for a special pub style menu featuring several comfort food entrée’s available for purchace along with a cash bar. See www.49franklin.com for the complete menu, prices and more information.
Limited tickets are $15 and available at All That Jazz and Bartash’s on Congress Street in Rumford.