Eric Robert Eastman
~Theater Performance Vitae ~
Nominated 2009 as Best Actor in a Professional Drama (“Isles in the Moon”) by NH Theater Awards Adjudicators
Nominated 2005 as Best Actor in an Original Play (“Christmas Stories”) by NH Theater Awards Adjudicators
“Christmas Stories” by Dr. Tom Anastasi – Winner, Best Original Play, NH Theater Awards, 2005
Past notable stage roles include: the eldest Plantagenet son, “Richard”, in Nashua Theater Guild‘s 1994 production of The Lion In Winter, “Eddie” in NTG’s 1998 production of Sam Shepard‘s Fool for Love, “Stanley Kowalski” in NTG’s unforgettable 1996 rendering of Tennessee Williams‘ A Streetcar Named Desire, “The English Professor” in a chilling 1999 retelling of The Bad Seed, “Bruce (James) Bond” in the ongoing Murder & Mayhem Mystery production of David Landau‘s A Deadly Briefcase; the wannabe wise-guy “Tony Pinella” in NTG’s farcical staged show in 2000 of Billy Van Zandt‘s The Senator Wore Pantyhose, “Jonathan” in a modernized 2000 production of the perennial classic Arsenic and Old Lace, “The Boss of the Ranch” in a Majestic TheaterOf Mice And Men (Manch, NH) rendering of the classic American tale , as dreamer/con artist “Bill Starbuck” in Bedford Off Broadway‘s 2008 production of another classic American play by N. Richard Nash, The Rainmaker, and, in summer 2009, the irascible and devious “Cardinal Richelieu” in playwright Ken Ludwig‘s modern adaptation of The Three Musketeers (from the original french novel by Alexandre’ Dumas); a Best Foot Forward Productions presentation. Eric was also nominated for a NH Theater Award for “Best Actor in an Original Drama” in 2006 for his role as “Clark” in the poignant seasonal play, Christmas Stories, written by award-winning NH playwright Dr. Tom Anastasi. In October 2009, Eric completed an inspired run in the privileged role of the mischievous, instigating specter “Phillip Babb” in Isles in the Moon, an original play by NH playwright Jeff Symes about the grizzly ax murders on Smuttynose Island in the 1870′s on the Isles of Shoals, located 6 miles off the coast of New Hampshire.
Eric has frequently served as lead & supporting cast (& crew!) with many summertime “Shakespeare in the Park” Series productions in NH. Some of these past roles have been: “The Sea Captain Antonio” in a 1998 rendering of Twelfth Night, “The Prince of Verona“, in a 1999 production of Romeo and Juliet, “Lavatch the Clown“, in a 2000 production of All’s Well That Ends Well, “Banquo” in a 2001 prod. of Macbeth, “Don Adriano de Armado” in a 2006 production of Love’s Labours Lost, “Egeus” in a raucous 2009 production of Midsommer Night’s Dream, and “Don John the Bastard” in a NH Theater Award-winning 2008 rendering of Much Ado About Nothing.
Past roles in Musical Theater include: “Young Benjamin” in The Nashua, NH ACTORSINGERS 1995 production of Stephen Sondheim’s FOLLIES, “Capt. Georg Von Trapp” in Actorsingers’ memorable 1997 production of The Sound of Music, “Lord Craven” in So. N.H. Players’ production of The Secret Garden, “Young Carriere” in a powerful 1999 Actorsingers retelling of the musical PHANTOM, the stirring and timely original musical BOOMERS by New England area playwright Peter Baron, in which Eric played the role of Lance Hoover, and the larger-than-life role of “The Pirate King” in a 2007 production of The Pirates of Penzance at Manchester’s Acting Loft.