Bonnie Grice and Justin Harris, “The Agitators”. Photo credit Tom Kochie
Bonnie Grice and Justin Harris, “The Agitators”. Photo credit Tom Kochie
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“The Agitators” Brings Good Trouble Back to The Vail-Leavitt Stage
boots on the ground theater is putting up a new production of “The Agitators,” about the lifelong friendship between Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony at Riverhead’s Vail-Leavitt Music Hall, opening this Friday, April 8, and the organizers are working to bring a sense of immediacy and humanity to a friendship that is as relevant today as it was in the 19th Century.
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Live theater returns to the Vail-Leavitt with production of ‘The Agitators’
A surprisingly unlikely friendship takes center stage in a production of “The Agitators” set to open at the The Vail-Leavitt Music Hall Friday.
The 2016 docudrama written by Mat Smart examines the true story between abolitionist Frederick Douglass and women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony and marks the directorial debut for Southold resident Mark Heidemann.
‘The Agitators’ at the Vail-Leavitt: examining the friendship two legendary abolitionists and suffragists
The decades-long friendship of Anthony and Douglass — two of the most prominent abolitionists and voting rights advocates of the 19th century — is the subject of “The Agitators,” a 2019 historical drama penned by Mat Smart.
INTERVIEW: Iconic East End Radio Personality, Actor, And Play Producer, Bonnie Grice On “Sherlock’s Secret Life"
Bonnie Grice is excited about her next show, Ed Lange’s Sherlock’s Secret Life, being produced by her boots on the ground theater. The show opens Friday, March 6 at the Southampton Cultural Center (SCC) and runs through Sunday, March 22…
"Sherlock's Secret Life" Had Them Standing And Cheering At SCC On Opening Night
Friday, March 6 was the Long Island debut of the play Sherlock’s Secret Life at the Southampton Cultural Center (SCC). It was delightfully shocking and totally entertaining. The production is a wonderful success! It is the best Sherlock Holmes play I have seen to date…
A Sherlock Holmes For The Modern Age Comes To Southampton Cultural Center
Who doesn’t love a good whodunnit on stage — especially one filled with mystery, murder, intrigue and humor, all inspired by the pages of classic 19th century literature? Welcome to “Sherlock’s Secret Life,” Boots on the Ground Theater’s latest production, which comes to life on the stage of the Southampton Cultural Center…
Sherlock Holmes Meets Steampunk in ‘Sherlock’s Secret Life’
Boots on the Ground Theater, the troupe run by longtime East End radio personality Bonnie Grice, returns for a new production on March 6 at Southampton Cultural Center. The Long Island premiere of Ed Lange’s Sherlock’s Secret Life is an intriguing new take on Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved detective Sherlock Holmes, with a tantalizing mystery and steampunk-infused aesthetic.
‘boots on the ground theater’ In Residence At SCC
Since its first production in 2018, “boots on the ground theater” (botgt) has called the Southampton Cultural Center home. Now, “boots on the ground theater” is officially a company-in-residence at SCC.
After A Long Hiatus, Sherlock And Company Are Back At SCC
Remember March 2020? It was the month that began normally enough, and then at about at the halfway point, everything changed when COVID-19 took hold and life as we knew it ground to a halt.
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Gillette Castle Congratulates BOTGT
We congratulate boots on the ground theater for the successful launch of “Sherlock’s Secret Life”. This play is “filled with mystery, intrigue, romance, a healthy dose of hilarity and a shocking ending that can make even those die hard Sherlock Holmes fans gasp out loud.”
“The Red Badge of Courage” Is Brought to Life in Southampton
Stephen Crane’s Civil War classic, The Red Badge of Courage (TRBOC) centers on Henry Fleming, a young Union soldier who battles his inner demons and eventually becomes a fierce warrior. Published in 1895, TRBOC is considered the first great war novel and has never gone out of print.
INTERVIEW: Bonnie Grice On Bringing "The Red Badge Of Courage" To The East End
Bonnie Grice and her Boots on the Ground Theater are looking to make a lasting imprint on East End theater. They are doing this by producing The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane at the Southampton Cultural Center from Friday, October 19, until Sunday, November 4.
New theater companies springing up all over Long Island
William Shakespeare’s adage about all the world being a stage has never been more true than it is on Long Island right now. New theater groups are springing up almost as fast as barbecue joints, with optimistic founders looking for a niche that will make them stand out in an already crowded field.
Boots On The Ground Tackles Dueling Nature Of Bravery And Cowardice In ‘The Red Badge of Courage’
On a recent Thursday night, the cast and crew of Boots on the Ground Theater’s upcoming production gathered at the Southampton Cultural Center. As he waited for rehearsal to begin, Ethan Suhr tried on some dark blue pants, a coat with a matching cap and a pair of plain leather boots.
"The Red Badge of Courage" Presents Stephen Crane's Novel in Rare Theater Production
“Red Badge of Courage” by Stephen Crane is receiving a rare theater treatment. The literature classic is currently being performed on stage at the Southampton Cultural Center in Southampton Village, NY.
Red Badge Earned By Actor
Stephen Crane’s most famous novel, The Red Badge of Courage, has never been out of print since its first serialized publication in 1894. This humanizing vision of the Civil War and one young soldier’s fear and doubt on the battlefield has repeatedly proved to touch generations of readers. It is considered the first and one of the only books to truly dive into the emotions of those on the frontlines.
"The Miracle Worker" at Southampton Cultural Center
“The Miracle Worker” is based on Helen Keller’s autobiography “The Story of My Life.” The action takes place in the 1880’s in the Keller’s Tuscumbia, Alabama home. Bonnie Grice’s period costume design lets us know right from the get-go that the action took place during a long ago era, and yet, the story is so universal that it never gets old.
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‘The Miracle Worker’ at the Cultural Center
When asked what inspired her to produce “The Miracle Worker,” Bonnie Grice had a one-word answer: “Bancroft.” Ms. Grice interviewed Anne Bancroft for her WPPB 88.3 FM radio show shortly before the actress’s death in 2005…
Boots On The Ground Stages Helen Keller Tale ‘The Miracle Worker’ In Southampton
When Bonnie Grice read Helen Keller’s autobiography, “The Story of My Life,” in elementary school she instantly connected with the deaf, blind activist’s story and historical impact.
'The Miracle Worker': A Dream Realized After Kickstarter Campaign
SOUTHAMPTON, NY — It’s a dream born out of determination and the miracle of a caring community. “The Miracle Worker,” by William Gibson, directed by Joan Lyons and produced by boots on the ground theater in association with the Southampton Cultural Center, will be performed April 27 to 29 at the Southampton Cultural Center.
Radio Personality And Veteran Ed German’s Memoir Brought To The Stage
You could say that Ed German is the voice of the East End, literally. Since the mid-1990s as a radio host and producer at public radio station WPPB 88.3 FM, Mr. German has developed quite a following with legions of loyal listeners tuning in regularly to his programs “The Urban Jazz Experience” and “Friday Night Soul.” Musically speaking, Mr. German is also the voice of his generation—and the songs he plays on-air speak of those influences.
Bonnie Grice And The Dickens Carolers Are Making Spirits Bright
Bonnie Grice is fascinated by history, especially the history of the Victorian era — that period in the late 1800s when Queen Victoria ruled England and the industrial revolution was just hitting its stride around the world.