Here come the Half-Wits. Half-Wits is a 7-laugh-a-minute collection of Larry Blamire’s comedy sketches. The sketches take on real-world absurdities to the point of no return – bus riders who can’t make eye contact, a disgruntled customer who wants to return used French fries, a perfectly nice waitress who won’t ever take your order, and lots, lots more – featuring some of Boston’s finest talent including Stephen Cooper, John Fogle, Georgia Lyman, Charlie Peabody, Dossy Peabody*, Dave Rich, and Jake Strautmann. Half-Wits will help you to tighten up those abs with some uncontrollable laughter. May 7 – 22, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm.
Larry Blamire (Playwright) is a writer, director, actor, playwright, artist and all around nice guy. His first film, The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra, released by Sony-TriStar in 2004, has become a cult classic, nominated for a Saturn Award, winning best Comedy at the LA Indies Awards. Other features include Johnny Slade’s Greatest Hits, Trail of the Screaming Forehead, as well as the recently shot The Lost Skeleton Returns Again and Dark & Stormy Night; the latter to be released in 2010. He also wrote and directed the popular online shorts Tales From the Pub, launching his production company Bantam Street.
As Playwright, Larry’s works In the Nations and Jump Camp were featured on ten-best lists of the major Boston papers. Others include the award-winning Whyo and his much performed Robin Hood. His one-acts were selected two years running for the Boston Theatre Marathon and later published. Stage credits include One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Buried Child, and In the Boom Boom Room (Boston Theatre Critics Award for Best Actor). He recently published a book of western horror stories, Tales of the Callamo Mountains, and a collection of his cartoons, I Didn’t Know You Came With Raisins.
Larry has also worked extensively as a sci-fi illustrator and surrealist painter; his artwork featured in magazines internationally. He and his wife, actress Jennifer Blaire, reside in the Los Angeles area.
May 2010 is Larry Blamire month in Boston. Half Wits, Larry’s collection of hysterical comedy sketches, produced and directed by Charlie Peabody, is playing at Boston Playwrights Theatre from May 7th to May 22, on Fridays and Saturdays. And, two classic Blamire films will be playing at Coolidge Corner Theatre. The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra on May 14 and 15. Come see Half Wits and then go on over for the midnight show of Lost Skeleton. Starting May 21, The Lost Skeleton Returns Again and Dark and Stormy Night will be at Coolidge Corner Theatre. Wonderfully funny, brilliantly understated, classically acted – written by and starring Larry Blamire with a cast including some of the best actors in Hollywood. Info at www.coolidge.org
Charlie Peabody (Producer and Director) is an actor, writer, and musician. Charlie recently transitioned from education &
counseling back into his artistic interests. Half-Wits is the first production that Charlie has produced and directed. Charlie has also written the sketch entitled Dooch & Marco. Recently, Charlie has performed in Showtime’s Brotherhood, the film Don Mckay, and the theatrical production of The Visit. Charlie has just completed a memoir entitled, The Privileged Addict. For more information, please visit: www.charliepeabody.com
Half-Wits (Cast) features Dave Rich, John Fogle, Jake Strautmann, Dossy Peabody*, Charlie Peabody, Stephen Cooper and
Compiled from the press release courtesy of the Theatre Nine.