$5 at the door only
Performances start at 8:30pm
In Stage Too: Sept 5, Oct 31, Jan 16, Feb 27,
March 5, April 30,, May 21, June 4
Nov and Dec TBA
No one under 17 admitted without a parent or guardian.
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Nothing is scripted, so no one knows what will happen. Lots of audience participation, so bring your funniest A-game and kooky ideas.
2015 - 2016 READERS THEATRE
By James Prideaux
Jan 7, 8, 9 at 7pm in Stage Too
Jan 9 at PVL Jan 10 at CV Sr. Ctr.
Directed by Carl Kennedy
Foundering a bit after the death of his aged (and domineering) mother, Manley Carstairs, a self-styled literary artist, engages a housekeeper, Annie Dankworth, to look after his large Victorian house (and himself). When Annie first arrives, wearing sneakers and carrying her belongings in a grocery cart, Manley is taken aback, but she seems so eager to please that he relents—after which their relationship progresses rapidly from initial reserve to active hatred. Annie is one of the world's great oddballs. She insults her employer, denigrates his writing, admits she forged her references, accuses Manley of lusting after her and, in general, makes his life a hell. Eventually Manley can take no more, but when he advances on Annie with strangulation in mind, he trips, falls into her arms, they embrace, and the rest is history. Conveyed in a series of fast-paced, juxtaposed scenes—some in the present, some in the past—the play covers all these unlikely events with lively wit and biting humor, becoming funnier and funnier as it builds toward its unexpected and thoroughly delightful conclusion.
John Bryan and Angi Bryan
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
By David Mamet
June 2 - 4 at 7pm and June 4 & 5 at 2pm in Stage Too
Directed by Rob White
This scalding comedy took Broadway and London by storm. Here is Mamet at his very best, writing about small-time, cutthroat real estate salesmen trying to grind out a living by pushing plots of land on reluctant buyers in a never-ending scramble for their share of the American dream. Revived on Broadway in 2005 and 2012, this masterpiece of American drama also became a celebrated film which starred Al Pacino, Jack Lemmon, Alec Baldwin and Alan Arkin.
"Crackling tension… ferocious comedy and drama." - The New York Times
"Wonderfully funny… A play to see, remember and cherish." - New York Post
Winner! 1984 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Winner! 1983 Olivier Award, Best New Play
Winner! 1984 New York Drama Critics' Circle, Best American Play
Winner! 2005 Tony Award, Best Revival of a Play
NOTE: EXTREME ADULT CONTENT AND LANGUAGE!
How to find STAGE TOO:
The best way to find STAGE TOO is to enter the alley between PCA and the merchants on Cortez St between Willis and Sheldon. From the alley, Murphy's is on the far left (south) and Peregrine is on the far right (north). Walk through the alley until you arrive at STAGE TOO, one door to the south of the freight entrance to Peregrine Books. There will be signage to mark the location.
PCA is very grateful to Ms. Judith Hardes and to the Prescott Lowes for their generosity which is assisting PCA with making Stage Too possible. PCA is also extremely appreciative to all of our AMAZING volunteers who have put in many hours and lots of physical labor making Stage Too a viable space for performers, students, and patrons.
Additional Contributors: MaryAnn and Allan Dutton, Art and Doris Winkler, Lindquist Realty, Anonymous.
2015 - 2016
2015 - 2016 STAGE TOO PRODUCTIONS
By A. R. Gurney
December 3, 4, 5, 10, 12, 17, 18, 19 at 7:30pm
(Note: The December 11 7:30pm show has been
moved to December 12 at 2pm)
Dec 6, 12, 13, 20 at 2pm
Directed by Frank Malle
CONTAINS ADULT LANGUAGE
Greg and Kate have moved to Manhattan after twenty-two years of child-raising in the suburbs. Greg's career as a financial trader is winding down, while Kate's career, as a public-school English teacher, is beginning to offer her more opportunities. Greg brings home a dog he found in the park—or that has found him—bearing only the name "Sylvia" on her name tag. A street-smart mixture of Lab and Poodle, Sylvia becomes a major bone of contention between husband and wife. She offers Greg an escape from the frustrations of his job and the unknowns of middle age. To Kate, Sylvia becomes a rival for affection. And Sylvia thinks Kate just doesn't understand the relationship between man and dog. The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives. A modern romantic comedy about a marriage and a dog. "Dramatic literature is stuffed with memorable love scenes, but none is as immediately delicious and dizzy as the one that begins the redeeming affair in A.R. Gurney's new comedy, SYLVIA…" —NY Times. "I can only call it one of the most involving, beautiful, funny, touching and profound plays I have ever seen…" —NY Daily News. "Gurney's mad comedy is the most endearing good time to trot down the pike in many a moon. Howlingly funny…" —BackStage.
Was previously produced at PCA to great acclaim.
Greg: Nathan Wiggins
Sylvia: Daria Chlebecek
Kate: Layla Tenney
Tom Phyllis Leslie: Allistair MacDonald
By Willy Russell
Feb 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 20 at 7:30p, Feb 6, 14, 21 at 2pm
Directed by Julie Chavez Harrington
A comedy of wits as a disillusioned English professor is no match for his new student, a working-class hairdresser seeking inner growth and improving her lot in life. Michael Cain and a Juliet Walters starred in the very popular movie version. Frank is a tutor of English in his fifties whose disillusioned outlook on life drives him to drink and bury himself in his books. Enter Rita, a forthright 26 year-old hairdresser who is eager to learn. After weeks of cajoling, Rita slowly wins over the very hesitant Frank with her innate insight and refusal to accept no for an answer. Their relationship as teacher and student blossoms, ultimately giving Frank a new sense of self and Rita the knowledge she so craves. The play became a hit film with Michael Caine and Julie Walters.
"Warmly written...It is the interchange of feeling and realization of new approaches to life on both sides that make this play of particular interest." - London Telegraph"A marvelous play, painfully funny and passionately serious; a hilarious social documentary; a fairy tale with a quizzical, half happy ending." - London Times
Frank DOUG SUITS
Rita AMBER BOSWORTH
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
By Tracy Letts
April 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23 at 7:30pm
April 10, 17, 24 at 2pm
Directed by Jean Lippincott
A vanished father. A pill-popping mother. Three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after Dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unsettling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you've got a major new play that unflinchingly—and uproariously—exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family.
NOTE: ADULT CONTENT