A middle aged father leads a perfect life: He's happily married, his children love him, he has a successful career. The problem? His life is mundane. Now that he has achieved success what else does life have to offer? This confounding and provocative play explores the psychological disintegration of man who within a week withdraws from life for seemingly no reason.
Philip Tantalus - Chris Naifeh Collin, Philp's son - Tucker Souther Audrey, Philip's wife - Dani Haines Emily, Philip's daughter - Samantha Ogden Radio Announcer - Joe Cucinotti Erica, Philip's employee - Shay McDonald Sara, Philip's fired employee - De'Andra DeDe Roberson Mary, Philip's new hire - De'Andra DeDe Roberson Williams, Philip's boss - Dave Durrett Mr. Shane, a mall secrity guard - Daniel White Peter, Collin's tutor - Trace Hughes Josh, Phillip's employee - Trace Hughes Bill, owner of a gun store - Daniel White Becky, Philip's sister - Shay McDonald
Presented Monday, February 19, 8 PM with a talk back after the show
and Saturday, February 24, 6 PM.
Children of the Night by Joel Frapart & George Morris
Directed by Joel Frapart
Being a vampire father is quite difficult, especially when your three vampire "daughters" won't do as you say. One is waifish, the other is oversexed, and the third one creates chaotic carnage wherever she goes. How best to describe this play?
Think "Fiddler on the Roof", but with vampires.
Grimlocke - Byron Holder Helena - Shay McDonald Madeleine - Jeny Siddall Lilith - Dani Haines Inkeeper/Sebastian(old) - Ken Pursell Sebastian(young)/Brahm - Tucker Souther William/Basil/Jeffery - Dave Durrett Gerald/Tarheel 1- Daniel White Bartender/Tarheel 2 - Trace Hughes Female Patron/Sarah/Ashley - Sarah Nichole Thompson
Presented Tuesday, February 20, 8 PM with a talk back after the show
and Saturday, February 24, 2 PM.
David Kicks the Dog by Collin Miller
Directed by Mark-Brian Sonna
Arthur is a twenty something painter with schizophrenia who is visited quite frequently by Vanessa who was his friend till she commited suicide. Arthur develops a relationship with Cole, an actor, who ends up in a relationship with Nicholas, a doctor whose specialty is schizophrenia. The question is: are any of these people real?
Arthur - Collin Miller Cole - Jeremy Rodriguez Vanessa - Annie Armenta Nicholas - Jason Rasor
Presented Wednesday, February 21, 8 PM with a talk back after the show
and Saturday, February 24, 12 PM.
When Herod Came to Georgia by James McLindon
Directed by LeeAnn Ducker
Based on a true story: Evaline is an enslaved woman whose daughter has been taken hostage by her owners to ensure Evaline does not reveal to Sherman’s Army the gold hidden on the property. Rebekah, Evaline’s mistress, assures Evaline that she was against the idea, and is sure her father will return her daughter safely once the danger has passed. Cobb is a poor rebel deserter and Brock, a wealthy, oafish escaped Union officer, find their way to Evaline's home and go into hiding. What she doesn't know is that Cobb knows about the treasure and has come to find it, with Brock’s help if he can persuade him. As the play progresses, all four must decide whom they can trust, as past lies and past sins are discovered or confessed.
Evaline- Merridonna Dacres-Perez Rebekah- Sarah Thompson Brock- Tucker Souther Cobb- Dave Durrett
Presented Thursday, February 22, 8 PM with a talk back after the show
and Sunday, February 25, 6 PM.
The King of Cage Street by Michael Oatman
Directed by Mark-Brian Sonna
D-Bear is an ex-con who lives in the worst section of east Cleveland. Despite his rough path, he has cobbled together a life, purchased a rundown building and is now owner of a landscaping company. His life is filled with hard work, and populated with a pair of colorful characters: Sully, an alcoholic ex-con who works for him and a transgendered prostitute that rents the apartment across the hall. Together this unlikely family finds an uneasy peace in decaying paradise with much hope and humor. This fragile peace is threatened when D-Bear learns that an old enemy he nearly killed many years before is now being released from prison. Will D-Bear escape his past or become a victim of it? This play explores the meaning of family, and how difficult it can be to leave the past.
D-Bear -Timothy Turner-Parish, Dime - Ivan Jones, Skully - Gerald Taylor II Rio/Rossman - Christopher C. Thomas
Presented Friday, February 23, 8 PM with a talk back after the show
and Sunday, February 25, 3:30 PM.
Wait. Aren't they Dead? by Joe Major
Directed by LisaAnne Haram
Even after death, the feud continues! In this "Airplane!" meets "Baby Jane" style stage parody, Oscar winners Bette Davis and Joan Crawford return to the big screen in a schlock horror film from 1967 that was initially buried by the studio after a jealous Kate Hepburn sabotaged its release. But now, thanks to the Yesteryear Film Society's "theatrical" screening of this lost gem, film fans everywhere can finally see Davis & Crawford's most transcendent film that all but defies to the 2 dimensions of cinema!
Barabara Bankhead - Robin Coulonge
Lana/Agnes Fontaine - Ginger Goldman
Sam Shelly/F. Robson Reid - David Benn
Gordon Fontaine/Dr. Rowland Simone - David Durrett
Olivia Palmer - Dayna Fries
Roman/Gerlad Fitsgerald Mikey Abrams
Presented Saturday, February 24, 8 PM with a talk back after the show
and Sunday, February 25, 1 PM.
The Chicken Coop Stratagem by Mike Schraeder
Directed by Charles Ballinger
Margie Kroll is a middle-aged woman who has problems on a biblical scale. She’s trapped in a small town. Her husband is abusive. Her lover has become “born again” and left her. And to top it all off, the bar she owns with her husband, The Chicken Coop, is being picketed every night by the congregation of The Mt. Moriah Bible Church of Jessford, TX. She wants to abandon it all for the sake of finding her independence, identity, and living out her dreams of adventure. When Margie discovers a way out, she must decide upon comprising her moral integrity for the sake of freedom or taking advantage of a small window of opportunity even though it may mean being haunted by its ethical implications for the rest of her life. This comedic drama is an examination of a woman attempting to redefine her life against the staunch expectations of living in a small rural community.
Kroll - Tom Parr
Eddie - Randal Scott Williams
Goon - Tucker Souther
Curits - David Durrett
JT - Jonah Christian
Mike - Trace Hughes
Earl - Daniel White
Pearl - Sarah Nichole Thompson
Margie - Jeny Sidall
Presented Sunday, February 25, 8 PM with a talk back after the show
and Saturday, February 24, 4 PM.
2/19/18 Monday 8 PM: Stainless.Talk back after the show.
2/20/18 Tuesday 8 PM: Children of the Night. Talk back after the show.
2/21/18 Wednesday 8 PM: David Kicks the Dog. Talk back after the show.
2/22/18 Thursday 8 PM: When Herod Came to Georgia. Talk back after the show.
2/23/18 Friday 8 PM: The King of Cage Street. Talk back after the show.
2/24/18 Saturday 12 PM: David Kicks the Dog
2/24/18 Saturday 2 PM: Children of the Night
2/24/18 Saturday 4 PM: The Chicken Coop Stratagem.
2/24/18 Saturday 6 PM: Stainless
2/24/18 Saturday 8 PM: Wait. Aren't they Dead? Talk back after the show.
2/25/18 Sunday 1 PM: Wait. Aren’t they Dead?
2/25/18 Sunday 3:30 PM: The King of Cage Street
2/25/18 Sunday 6 PM: When Herod Came to Georgia
2/25/18 Sunday 8 PM: The Chicken Coop Stratagem. Talk back after the show.
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