The play is set in a diner about 25 miles west of Kansas City in early March 1955. A freak snowstorm has halted the progress of the bus, and the eight characters (five on the bus) have a weather-enforced layover in the diner from approximately 1 to 5 a.m. Romantic or quasi-romantic relationships ensue between Grace and Carl, Professor Lyman and Elma and Cherie and Bo. Virgil and Will are the older authority figures outside the relationships.
Grace Hoylard………Suzy Block Duic
Elma Duckworth……Katy Drew
Will Masters………….Paul Wade
Dr. Gerlad Lyman….John E Durbin
Cherie…………………Jessica Sue O’Brien
Bo Decker…………….Maverick Gagliano
Virgil Blessing……….David Fraga
The Holiday Revue
November 24-26, 2017
Written and directed by Tiger von Pagel
Ring in the holidays – all of them – with this funny, original musical revue celebrating the joy – and frustrations – of the season! Featuring cleverly re-written parodies of all your favorite Broadway songs. A mash-up of the holidays and show tunes? It’s the perfect recipe for an unforgettable evening of laughter, music and heartwarming fun for the whole family.
Saniyah Artadi Kaedin Cammareri
Play It By Ear (Experimental Comedy)
January 5-6, 2018
Directed by Dawn Kidle
What happens when a group of actors takes to the stage to perform a hilarious staged reading of a comedy play they’ve never heard of? In Play it By Ear, our actors will have NO advance knowledge of the play they must perform. The real title of the play will be kept TOP SECRET until the actors are handed their scripts at curtain time. Various props and costume pieces will be placed on stage for their use, and the actors must perform the entire play ON THE SPOT. Don’t miss this wild evening of experimental theater that is sure to be a laugh riot!
Zach ‘Hippie’ Griswold
The Penis Monologues
February 16-18, 2018
Directed by Bo Smith
Following last season’s hugely popular Black Box production of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues, we thought it would be fun to hear the other side of the story! So we decided to reach out to local men and ask them to help us create The Penis Monologues! This show promises to be a funny, eye-opening collection of original monologues looking at the Penis from every angle imaginable! Sorry for that visual. The Penis Monologues will be the must-see-show of the year with hilarious – and moving – insights written and performed by men. Adult audiences only!
Cast: Allan T. Anderson Nic Harrington Constantine Kyriakou Joe Thomas
The Great War – A WWI Musical
May 25-27, 2018
Written by Tom Sturch
Directed by Ashley Ryan Lord
It was meant to be the war to end all wars, and more than 100 years later, World War One still evokes the soul, spirit, and emotion of a proud and patriotic nation who sent her sons to far away lands to protect and defend freedom and liberty for the entire world. This locally written, original musical revue calls upon the actual music and stories of The Great War to honor the legacy and reveal the humanity of “our boys.” They marched away determined to change the world for the better – and they did. Come meet them.
Pop Goes America
June 29-July 1, 2018
Written by Jim Russell
Directed by Drew Eberhard
American history is taking on a whole new sound in Pop Goes America! This lively and spirited musical revue uses hilariously re-written modern pop music to tell the story of our nation, from the pilgrims to the revolution, the civil war, and beyond! We promise the entire family a funny, educational, patriotic musical extravaganza featuring parodies of all your favorite songs from the radio – with all new words and a story about the forging of a nation like none other on the planet! A must see for all ages!
Allan T Anderson
Michael C de Baca
Chelsie Camaro Smith
Picasso at The Lapin Agile
July 27-29, 2018
Written by Steve Martin
Directed by Thomas Pahl
This long running Off-Broadway absurdist comedy places Albert Einstein and Pablo Picasso in a Parisian cafe in 1904, just before the renowned scientist transformed physics with his theory of relativity and the celebrated painter set the art world afire with cubism. In his first comedy for the stage, the popular actor and screenwriter plays fast and loose with fact, fame and fortune as these two geniuses muse on the century’s achievements and prospects as well as other fanciful topics with infectious dizziness. Bystanders, including Picasso’ agent, the bartender and his mistress, Picasso’s date, an elderly philosopher, Charles Dabernow Schmendimen and an idiot inventor introduce additional flourishes of humor. The final surprise patron to join the merriment at the Lapin Agile is a charismatic dark haired singer time warped in from a later era.
Steve Miller as Freddy
Brian McCreight as Gaston
Suzy Block Duic as Germaine
Hippie Griswold as Albert Einstein
Constantine Kyriakou as Sagot
Alex Andrews as Pablo Picasso
Thomas Brown as Charles Dabernow Schmendiman
Morgan Lipkin as Suzanne/A Female Admirer
Rebecca McCurry Whitlock as The Countess
Will Chamblee as A Visitor
August 17-28, 2018
Written by Marsha Norman
Directed by Beth Behner
August 17-28, 2018
On a seemingly normal evening, we meet Thelma Cates (Mama), an aging mother and widow who lives with her daughter, Jessie. Jessie is the divorced mother of a hoodlum son, who – unsatisfied and depressed – struggles with life as an unemployed epileptic. On this night, Jessie comes into the room asking her mother about the whereabouts of her father’s old revolver. When Jessie finds it in the attic, she confesses to her mother that she is going to kill herself. Tonight. At first, Mama laughs it off, thinking Jessie is just making a sick joke. But, as Jessie makes her way around the house, organizing, making lists, and teaching Mama her responsibilities, it soon becomes clear that it is not. As Mama pleads for Jessie to reconsider her decision, old secrets are revealed and long-ignored feelings rise to the surface. The mother-daughter bond between Jessie and Mama becomes stronger and lovelier than ever, making it possible for Jessie to end her noisy, cluttered existence, and enter a quieter, calmer life with closure and love.
MaryKay Cyrus as Thelma
Victoria Majors as Jessie
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Our Mainstage and Black Box shows are presented with the support of the Arts Council of Hillsborough County and the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners.
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