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Comedies

Private Eyes

Private Eyes Goldstar Final

By Steven Dietz

 
January 16 – February 7, 2016
 
Directed by BRANDON BAER
Produced by LARRY GESLING
 

This is a comedy of suspicion in which nothing is ever quite what it seems. Matthew’s wife, Lisa, is having an affair with Adrian, a British theatre director. Or perhaps the affair is part of the play being rehearsed. Or perhaps Matthew has imagined all of it simply to have something to report to Frank, his therapist. Finally, there is Cory—the mysterious woman who seems to shadow the others—who brings the story to its surprising conclusion. Or does she? The audience itself plays the role of detective in this hilarious “relationship thriller” about love, lust and the power of deception.

The Talkback for this show will take place on Sunday, January 24th, 2016. It will begin immediately after that evening’s performance.

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The Foreigner

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By Larry Shue

 
April 30 – May 22, 2016
 
Directed by MICHAEL ROTHHAAR
Produced by WILLIAM WILDAY & ANYA IVANOVA
 
The scene is a fishing lodge in rural Georgia where “Froggy” LeSeuer, a British demolition expert, has brought along a pathologically shy young man named Charlie who is consumed with fear at the thought of making conversation with strangers. So “Froggy” tells all assembled that Charlie is from an exotic foreign country and speaks no English. The fun begins as Charlie overhears more than he should—everyone has a guilty secret or a secret agenda to which Charlie is an unwilling witness. One humorous and unexpected plot twist follows another until Charlie, totally changed by his new “foreign” persona, confronts a truly evil conspiracy and saves the resort, its owner, and all its zany inhabitants.


Talkbacks are scheduled to take place after performances on both Sunday, May 15th and Friday, May 20th.

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The Underpants

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 Adapted by Steve Martin
From the original by Carl Sternheim
 
May 3 – May 25, 2014
 
Directed by William Wilday
Produced by Anya Ivanova, Tom Laskey & Brain Raine
 
The renowned comic actor and author of Picasso at the Lapine Agile provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Maske, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s panties fall down in public. Though she pulls them up quickly, he thinks the incident will cost him his job as a government clerk. Louise’s momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men, each of whom wants to rent the spare room in the Maske home. Oblivious of their amorous objectives, Theo splits the room between them, happy to collect rent from both the foppish poet and the whiny hypochondriac.
 
Audience Talk-Backs immediately following the performances on Friday, May 9th and Sunday, May 18th.
 
 
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The Odd Couple


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By Neil Simon
 

January 18 – February 9, 2014

Directed by Michael Rothhaar
Produced by William Wilday
 
Unger and Madison are at it again! Florence Unger and Olive Madison, that is, in Neil Simon’s hilarious contemporary comic classic: the female version of The Odd Couple. Instead of the poker party that begins the original version, Ms. Madison has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuit. The Pidgeon sisters have been replaced by the two Costazuela brothers. But the hilarity remains the same.
 
Featuring
Charlotte Edmondson
Ariella Fiore
Sarah D. Gibson
Mara Roshal
Randi Tahara
Dalia Vosylius
Scott Gerard
Jason Avalos

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What the Butler Saw

By Joe Orton

 

May 4 – May 26, 2013

Directed by BEN LUPEJKIS
Produced by BRIAN RAINE & TOM LASKEY
 
Dr. Prentice, a psychiatric doctor in an exclusive, private clinic, is attempting to interview (and seduce) an attractive would-be secretary, Geraldine. Unwittingly surprised by his wife, he hides the girl. The affairs multiply as Mrs. Prentice, being seduced and blackmailed by young bellhop Nicholas Beckett, has promised him the secretarial post. When a government inspector arrives, chaos, underpants and cross-dressing lead the charge.  This classic British farce will be sure to have you rolling in the aisles.
 
FEATURING
 
Phil Apoian
Harold Dershimer
Drew Fitzsimmons
Emily McLeod
Maria Pavone
Frank Weidner
 

PLAZA SUITE

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PLAZA SUITE

by Neil Simon

January 19 – February 10, 2013

Directed by Michael Rothhaar
Produced by William Wilday
 

Hilarity abounds in this portrait of three couples successively occupying a suite at the Plaza. A suburban couple take the suite while their house is being painted and it turns out to be the one in which they honeymooned 23 (or was it 24?) years before and was yesterday the anniversary, or is it today? This wry tale of marriage in tatters is followed by the exploits of a Hollywood producer who, after three marriages, is looking for fresh fields. He calls a childhood sweetheart, now a suburban housewife, for a little sexual diversion. Over the years she has idolized him from afar and is now more than the match he bargained for. The last couple is a mother and father fighting about the best way to get their daughter out of the bathroom and down to the ballroom where guests await her or as Mother yells, “I want you to come out of that bathroom and get married!”

FEATURING

Alicia Craff
Karol Garrison
Howard Lockie
Andrea Stradling