Our next production features two, one-act plays performed by the Washington-Wilkes (High School) Performing Arts Team (PAT) and directed by PAT founder and leader Libby Foster. At a recent Georgia regional performance competition, Superhero Sanitarium took 3rd Place and cast members Jonathan Davidson and Bobby Heard received Best Supporting Actor for the entire region and the All Star Award, respectively. Let’s support our next generation of Washington Community Theater performers!
Speed Date by Janet Allard
Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc. (www.playscripts.com)
It’s Valentine’s Day and the pressure is on. Seventeen crazy characters search for love in a round-robin game of speed dating. Everyone’s in on the action: a hopeless people-pleaser, a Frenchman, a guy hung up on his previous girlfriends, an art therapist, a clown, and more. They’re desperate, chatty, needy, strange — and the clock is ticking. Will they find love before time runs out?
Superhero Sanitarium by Scott Haan
Produced by special arrangement with Eldridge Publishing company (www.hiStage.com)
Lois Lancaster is a big-city journalist writing about the current state of mental health facilities. Her research takes her to a hospital populated with a unique group of quirky inmates who imagine they are crime-fi ghting superheroes. Speed Freak thinks he can run at incredible speeds, while enthusiastic Dim Bulb thinks he has the ability to turn off lights with his brain. Mental thinks she can read minds, despite being prone to sudden outbursts of bizarre non-sequiturs. Kevin, much less quirky and flamboyant than the other inmates, doesn’t embarrass himself with a ridiculous code name or costume...at least, not initially. Dr. Gail Eisner appears to be a kindly hospital administrator, a steady infl uence needed to effectively run a madhouse like this one. At fi rst Lois fi nds their elaborate superhero fantasies to be an entertaining diversion, the wild delusions of unstable minds, until something unusual happens that makes her wonder....
February 24 & 25 - 7:30 p.m. and February 26 - 2:30 p.m. Tickets: $15 Adult, $7.50 Children 706-678-9582
Our Spring production will be Southern Fried Funeral a comedy by Osborne & Epler Directed by Shay Harris.
Dewey Frye is dead and the rest of his family is left to pick up the pieces -- that is if they don't kill each other first. Not only does matriarch Dorothy have to contend with sudden widowhood, but she's also faced with church-committee harpy Ozella Meeks sticking her nose in the family business, Dewey's snake-in-the-grass brother making a grab for her house, and two grown daughters reliving their childhood rivalry. Funerals bring out the worst, the best, and the funniest in people, and the Fryes are no exception. A big-hearted comedy about family -- Southern-style.
Our annual Summer Drama Camp is gearing up for another two weeks of educational fun with Directors Shay Harris and Jason LeBlanc looking through plays and planning new activities to teach the next generation the ins and outs of theatre! Applications and more info...
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