Appearing on stage with a stool, a microphone, and a can of Diet Pepsi, PAULA POUNDSTONE is famous for her razor-sharp wit and spontaneity. The Boston Globe said, “Poundstone improvises with a crowd like a Jazz musician…swinging in unexpected directions without a plan, without a net.” Paula is so quick and unassuming that audience members at her live shows often leave complaining that their cheeks hurt from laughter and debating whether the random people she talked to were “plants”. She has starred in several comedy specials for HBO, appeared on Saturday Night Live when friend and mentor Robin Williams hosted the show, the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and her own show on ABC, aptly named, “The Paula Poundstone Show”. Paula’s off-kilter sensibility and impeccable timing made her a perfect fit for NPR’s “oddly informative”, weekly news quiz program, “Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me,” which she joined as a regular panelist seven years ago.
When & Where
The Colonial Theatre
Built in 1914 and opened the following year, the historic The Colonial Theatre in Bethlehem, NH is reputedly the oldest continuously operating movie theatre in the country. Given new life in 2001 as a non-profit community cultural center presenting independent cinema, world class music and high quality family entertainment, the 300 seat The Colonial Theatre offers an intimate and authentic entertainment experience. Beer and wine are served at most age appropriate events and intermission with a cold beverage on our 1,400 square foot covered patio is what summer is all about. Come join us and be part of it!
The Colonial Theatre is owned and operated by The Friends of The Colonial, a 501(c)3 tax exempt, fiscally responsible non-profit corporation, managed and run by a volunteer Board of Directors and a professional staff. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.