Jacques Lamarre, a Manchester resident and playwright, will offer his ideas, humor and experience in the art of writing comedy for the stage, in the first of five lectures during Little Theatre of Manchester's 2012 season.
The noon lecture, on Wednesday, January 11, at Cheney Hall, will offer unique insight into what writers think about and try to express in order to receive laughter and enjoyment by the audience.
Lamarre has written several plays, one of which, Grey Matters, was performed as a staged reading by actors of LTM. He is the marketing and communication director at the Mark Twain House and has had years of experience in various positions at theaters including the Hartford Stage Company.
The lecture's theme was selected to tie it into the next LTM production, which opens February 17, Laughter on the 23rd Floor by Neil Simon. The show will run for three weekends.
A movie, King of Comedy, will be shown on January 21 at 7 p.m., again, as a prelude to the Simon production. Both the movie and lecture are free, although donations are welcome!
Information about this and all LTM events can be found by calling 860-647-9824.