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Oct
23
Wed
Encore Performances of Futureworlds: Escape from Jollyworld @ AS220 Black Box Theatre
Oct 23 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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FUTUREWORLDS 5: Escape from JollyWorld tells the story of a drug addicted rapper Jay who finds himself emerged in JollyWorld; a hyper animated dimension where even the most common folk can reach other worldly potential. The rapper is signed to a record label that makes its profits by taking endorsements from Big Tobacco and Pharmaceutical companies. On his journey, he meets 2 elder musicians who help him understand the roots of his addiction and more importantly, those who are benefiting from it. As he learns more about his past and the institutions that have controlled it, JollyWorld begins to collapse. How will Jay confront his addiction? Will he make it out of JollyWorld alive?

AS220 Youth presents encore performances of FW5 following our sold out run in August!

More info and BTS at youth.as220.org/programs/futureworlds

VENDORS, TABLING, AND PRE-SHOW START AT 7PM! So please arrive on time.

Free tickets are limit 2 per person. Please consider making a donation to our program here or in cash at the door.

This event is all ages, but please be advised that it contains drug content and swearing.

Futureworlds 5 is supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Brown School of Public Health, RI Department of Health, CVS Health, Governor’s Workforce Board Real Skills of Youth, City of Providence Office of Economic Opportunity, Blick Art Materials, DBVW Architects, Pezzuco Construction, Cornish Associates, Pinnacle Plumbing & Heating, Regency Plaza

Oct
24
Thu
Encore Performances of Futureworlds: Escape from Jollyworld @ AS220 Black Box Theatre
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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FUTUREWORLDS 5: Escape from JollyWorld tells the story of a drug addicted rapper Jay who finds himself emerged in JollyWorld; a hyper animated dimension where even the most common folk can reach other worldly potential. The rapper is signed to a record label that makes its profits by taking endorsements from Big Tobacco and Pharmaceutical companies. On his journey, he meets 2 elder musicians who help him understand the roots of his addiction and more importantly, those who are benefiting from it. As he learns more about his past and the institutions that have controlled it, JollyWorld begins to collapse. How will Jay confront his addiction? Will he make it out of JollyWorld alive?

AS220 Youth presents encore performances of FW5 following our sold out run in August!

More info and BTS at youth.as220.org/programs/futureworlds

VENDORS, TABLING, AND PRE-SHOW START AT 7PM! So please arrive on time.

Free tickets are limit 2 per person. Please consider making a donation to our program here or in cash at the door.

This event is all ages, but please be advised that it contains drug content and swearing.

Futureworlds 5 is supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Brown School of Public Health, RI Department of Health, CVS Health, Governor’s Workforce Board Real Skills of Youth, City of Providence Office of Economic Opportunity, Blick Art Materials, DBVW Architects, Pezzuco Construction, Cornish Associates, Pinnacle Plumbing & Heating, Regency Plaza

Oct
25
Fri
Encore Performances of Futureworlds: Escape from Jollyworld @ AS220 Black Box Theatre
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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FUTUREWORLDS 5: Escape from JollyWorld tells the story of a drug addicted rapper Jay who finds himself emerged in JollyWorld; a hyper animated dimension where even the most common folk can reach other worldly potential. The rapper is signed to a record label that makes its profits by taking endorsements from Big Tobacco and Pharmaceutical companies. On his journey, he meets 2 elder musicians who help him understand the roots of his addiction and more importantly, those who are benefiting from it. As he learns more about his past and the institutions that have controlled it, JollyWorld begins to collapse. How will Jay confront his addiction? Will he make it out of JollyWorld alive?

AS220 Youth presents encore performances of FW5 following our sold out run in August!

More info and BTS at youth.as220.org/programs/futureworlds

VENDORS, TABLING, AND PRE-SHOW START AT 7PM! So please arrive on time.

Free tickets are limit 2 per person. Please consider making a donation to our program here or in cash at the door.

This event is all ages, but please be advised that it contains drug content and swearing.

Futureworlds 5 is supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Brown School of Public Health, RI Department of Health, CVS Health, Governor’s Workforce Board Real Skills of Youth, City of Providence Office of Economic Opportunity, Blick Art Materials, DBVW Architects, Pezzuco Construction, Cornish Associates, Pinnacle Plumbing & Heating, Regency Plaza

Oct
26
Sat
Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health : Kink and Chronic Illness @ AS220 Black Box Theater
Oct 26 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Elizabeth Anne Wood is a SUNY Chancellors Award-winning Professor of Sociology at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. She is also Senior Strategist for Woodhull Freedom Foundation, the nation’s only human rights organization working full time to protect sexual freedom as a fundamental human right. She earned her Ph.D. at Brandeis University in 1999 for a study of gender, power, and social interaction in strip clubs, and has written critically about sexuality and society ever since. Her first book, “Bound: A Daughter, a Domme, and an End-of-Life Story,” was recently published by She Writes Press in August 2019.

Website – ElizabethAnneWood.com
Facebook – @ElizabethAnneWoodAuthor
Twitter – @elizabethsitps
Instagram – @elizabeth.anne.wood

The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health is a Providence-based nonprofit organization dedicated to providing culturally inclusive, medically accurate, and pleasure guided sexuality education,
therapy, and professional training.

Learn more at www.thecsph.org

Encore Performances of Futureworlds: Escape from Jollyworld @ AS220 Black Box Theatre
Oct 26 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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FUTUREWORLDS 5: Escape from JollyWorld tells the story of a drug addicted rapper Jay who finds himself emerged in JollyWorld; a hyper animated dimension where even the most common folk can reach other worldly potential. The rapper is signed to a record label that makes its profits by taking endorsements from Big Tobacco and Pharmaceutical companies. On his journey, he meets 2 elder musicians who help him understand the roots of his addiction and more importantly, those who are benefiting from it. As he learns more about his past and the institutions that have controlled it, JollyWorld begins to collapse. How will Jay confront his addiction? Will he make it out of JollyWorld alive?

AS220 Youth presents encore performances of FW5 following our sold out run in August!

More info and BTS at youth.as220.org/programs/futureworlds

VENDORS, TABLING, AND PRE-SHOW START AT 7PM! So please arrive on time.

Free tickets are limit 2 per person. Please consider making a donation to our program here or in cash at the door.

This event is all ages, but please be advised that it contains drug content and swearing.

Futureworlds 5 is supported by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island, Brown School of Public Health, RI Department of Health, CVS Health, Governor’s Workforce Board Real Skills of Youth, City of Providence Office of Economic Opportunity, Blick Art Materials, DBVW Architects, Pezzuco Construction, Cornish Associates, Pinnacle Plumbing & Heating, Regency Plaza

Nov
1
Fri
RKO Army @ AS220
Nov 1 @ 10:00 pm – 11:45 pm
“RKO Horror Picture Show”
featuring:
Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog LIVE!
Intermission (:15) – Go get food and drinks!
Pre-Shows and and MC!
The OG RKO Horror Picture Show!

DOCTOR HORRIBLE’s SING-A-LONG BLOG   (43 minutes)

Dr. Horrible, an aspiring supervillain with his own vlog, must balance his career and his pursuit of a beautiful do-gooder. He is attempting to join the prestigious Evil League of Evil, but his plans are usually foiled by the egotistical superhero Captain Hammer. Horrible’s life is complicated when he falls in love with Penny, an advocate for the homeless.  The situation becomes even more challenging when Penny begins dating the boorish, oafish Hammer. Faced with the task of impressing the League, can Horrible overcome his own incompetence to win the day, kill the hero, and still get the girl?

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RKO HORROR PICTURE SHOW (53 minutes)
Roy Rossi’s personal tribute to the greatest cult movie of all time.  This is a slide-based video with alternate versions of the songs from various Rocky Horror Show plays.  The presentation still depicts the story of Brad & Janet’s encounters with the residents of the bizarre castle of Dr. Frank-N-Furter.  Most of the tribute is to the story.  However, you’ll also see references to the background that inspired the making of Rocky Horror.  You’ll even get glimpses of some of the history of The RKO Army.

WHO WE ARE

The RKO Army is a shadowcast performing in the Rhode Island, eastern Connecticut, and southern Massachusetts area since 1981.  They have had on-going runs at two dozen cinemas over the decades, and they have also performed as guests at a long list of of theaters, conventions, universities, clubs, and parades.  They hosted the National Rocky Horror 38th, 41st, and 44th Anniversary Conventions in Providence in 2013, 2016, and 2019.  Known primarily for their legendary performances of the Rocky Horror Picture Show, they have added other fan-favorite productions.  The current list of alternative productions includes REPO! The Genetic Opera,  Dr. Horribles’ Sing-A-Long Blog, Buffy the Vampire Slayer’s “Once More with Feeling”, Firefly’s “Jaynestown”, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, The Room, Shock Treatment, and the RKO Horror Picture Show!

 

Nov
2
Sat
Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 2 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
Saturdays at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.

Nov
3
Sun
Providence Wrestle Party: The Shmoyal Shmumble II ! @ AS220 Black Box Theatre
Nov 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

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WHEN WE LAST MET AT THE WRESTLE PARTY:

Much to the chagrin of fans and the non-asshole wrestlers, the new owner of the Providence Wrestle Party Brian 4 Ever made his recklessly corporate presence felt right off the bat. After embarrassing former owner Ernie Boch Jr. who he bankrupted and bought out, he made him take off his sparkly jacket and forced the staff to wear new work uniforms! He then called the crowd and talent to a pre-show “meeting” in a boardroom where he declared that King Leon VI was the new Providence Champion! Tensions were high and there was revolt in the midst. However, with a delightful office plant looking on, the sycophant King along with Brian’s “legal counsel” Judge Logan Chambers ran amok in the name of profit and personal gain. First, the new commissioner declared that despite winning the Narragansett Cup Insane Dick Lane was no longer the number 1 contender! Instead, he would compete in a six-way elimination to re-earn the opportunity. Dick managed to come away with the victory as the adoring crowd screamed, “We love Dick!” However, their revelry was short lived… In the ultimate swerve, Brian 4 Ever declared that he didn’t see the match since he was on the phone with corporate and he forced the now exhausted Dick to fight the new champion… It was too much for our dear meta-human hero and the masses watched in horror as the King declared “Off with his head,” and the ref counted 1-2-3. As a reward for kissing his new boss’s ass, the King was allowed to pick how the #1 contender would be determined. He proclaimed that his opponent would be determined at his signature event: the second annual Shmoyal Shmumble (which is completely original and no way copyrighted). Now, Sunday, November 3rd, twenty competitors will go absolutely ham to lay their claim for a shot at the title in an over the top rope battle royale! What surprises, hijinks, and madness await in the Wrestle Party’s new era of corporate terror?!

Sunday, November 3rd
AS220 Black Box
7:00 pm
$10
All Ages


What is the Wrestle Party? Have you ever been to a professional wrestling show? Alright… now, have you ever been to a professional wrestling show where there was a Goosebumps meets D&D style choose your own adventure match? Or where Eurotrash Spacemen invaded the planet on 4.20 to purge the country of stoners and sloth? Or where a telekinetic supervillain chokeslammed their opponent without touching them? Or where a cat wrestled a parrot, that was wrestling a fish, that was wrestling a bear, that was wresting a fox? Or where a pizza delivery guy interrupted a match and when he got stiffed for the bill decided to enter the match and win it but then got fired for being late for another delivery because he was in said match and he ended up needing to take a job as a National Grid worker and then at the next wrestling show he was working on the lights and he ended up in a match YET AGAIN!? That’s what the Wrestle Party is like! It’s wrestling– but that means part theatre, part basement punk gig, part improv, part comedy, part combat sport, part cabaret, and always completely frikkin’ insane. Fans stand ringside and interact with the performers to cheer and be confounded by the in-betweens of morality. There’s nothing quite like it!

Nov
7
Thu
Head Trick Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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MRS. DALLOWAY

by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Hal Coase

(U.S. Premiere)

 Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action. Dive in.

Nov
8
Fri
Head Trick Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

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MRS. DALLOWAY

by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Hal Coase

(U.S. Premiere)

 Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action. Dive in.

Nov
9
Sat
Head Trick Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 9 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

dalloway_teaser

MRS. DALLOWAY

by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Hal Coase

(U.S. Premiere)

 Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action. Dive in.

Head Trick Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

dalloway_teaser

MRS. DALLOWAY

by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Hal Coase

(U.S. Premiere)

 Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action. Dive in.

Nov
10
Sun
Head Trick Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 10 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

dalloway_teaser

MRS. DALLOWAY

by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Hal Coase

(U.S. Premiere)

 Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action. Dive in.

Nov
14
Thu
Head Trick Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 14 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

dalloway_teaser

MRS. DALLOWAY

by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Hal Coase

(U.S. Premiere)

 Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action. Dive in.

Nov
15
Fri
Head Trick Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

dalloway_teaser

MRS. DALLOWAY

by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Hal Coase

(U.S. Premiere)

 Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action. Dive in.

Nov
16
Sat
Head Trick Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 16 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

dalloway_teaser

MRS. DALLOWAY

by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Hal Coase

(U.S. Premiere)

 Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action. Dive in.

Head Trick Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

dalloway_teaser

MRS. DALLOWAY

by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Hal Coase

(U.S. Premiere)

 Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action. Dive in.

Nov
17
Sun
Head Trick Theatre presents Mrs. Dalloway @ AS220 Black Box
Nov 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

dalloway_teaser

MRS. DALLOWAY

by Virginia Woolf

adapted by Hal Coase

(U.S. Premiere)

 Below the surface of a single day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway lie all the choices that made her the person that she is. In Hal Coase’s adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated novel, time is fluid, and memories and thoughts have as much life as present action. Dive in.

Dec
5
Thu
Cocktails and Screens! @ AS220 Black Box
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Cocktails and Screens is a monthly film event that screens local short films followed by a Q&A/feedback session with the film creators!

Screenings every first Thursday of the month and open to the general public.
Come check out the latest short films from Rhode Island filmmakers and enjoy a delicious beverage at the AS220 bar. Enjoy a Q & A with the creators after each screening and revel in creating and strengthening the film community in Rhode Island!
FREE admission, Doors at 7pm.
Dec
7
Sat
Improv Jones @ AS220 Black Box
Dec 7 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The best improv comedy you can find.
Saturdays at 10:00.
95 Empire
Downtown Providence Rhode Island.
Tickets available at the door for only $5.00.