2019 Season Productions

Handy Dandy

By William Gibson, directed by Ned Farley

                                                March 15-30

 

The first of many confrontations between Molly Egan, a feisty, salty-tongued activist nun in her early seventies and District Court Judge Henry Pulaski, a conservative jurist in his sixties, occurs when she appears in his courtroom after being arrested for picketing a local arms research laboratory. Molly is a tough survivor who refuses to accept the notion that her destiny—and that of the civilized world—is something over which she has no control; Henry is a man devoted to logic and the law, who believes that vigils and protests are counterproductive. But as Molly is hauled back into his court again and again. Henry begins to develop a grudging respect for her courage and spirit, and eventually, the two begin to hear each other out on a personal as well as professional level.

Handy Dandy

Theatre on the edge...

Shtick

By Henry Meyerson, directed by Jim Carroll

                                       May 17-June 1

Helen's life became complicated after her husband Murray's stroke and her sister Gladys's revelation, wanting to set the record straight in case Murray should die, that she and Murray had been having an affair. Helen suspected Murray was no angel when she married him. After all, as a stand-up comic he was always on the road and she knew comics could be loose cannons. Helen knew she was trading the risk Murray would bring to any relationship, let alone marriage, for the excitement of the gamble. While Helen might have been willing to adjust to Murray and his new stroke induced limits, the stakes were raised and the game was changed by Gladys's admission of the affair. So now Helen is left on the horns of dilemma: How can she be a nurturing caretaker for a man who has deceived her (with her own sister, yet) while knowing he is a snake with no visible conscience?

Schtick

Theatre on the edge...

Inherit the Wind, A Staged Reading

By Jerome Lawrence & Robert E. Lee, directed by K. Sandy O'Brien                                                                                                                                June 29 & 30
 

The critics talk about the play: "Magnificently written…one of the most exciting dramas of the last decade." —NY News. "A tidal wave of a drama…More than any other play in memory based on history and aiming at a contemporary parallel, INHERIT THE WIND makes its point immediately applicable." —NY World-Telegram & Sun. "Brilliant…a colorful, picturesque and absorbing exciting essay in dramatic Americana…" —NY Post. "A masterpiece. This is the test: to see a play once, twice, three times. And each time to leave the theatre as deeply moved, as enlightened, as lifted up, as magnificently entertained. And as convinced that it is one of the truly great American dramas of this century." —Scripps-Howard.

 

Inherit the Wind

Theatre on the edge...

Shirley Valentine 

By Willy Russell, directed by Gail Liston 

                                    September 13-28

 

The heroine in this actor's tour-de-force is an ordinary middle-class English housewife. As she prepares chips and egg for dinner, she ruminates on her life and tells the wall about her husband, her children, her past, and an invitation from a girlfriend to join her on holiday in Greece to search for romance and adventure. Ultimately, Shirley does escape to Greece, has an "adventure" with a local fisherman and decides to stay. This hilariously engaging play was a hit in London and New York, performed by Pauline Collins, who later recreated her role on film garnering an Oscar nomination.

Shirley Valentine

Theatre on the edge...

Over My Dead Body  

Written by Suzanne Kelman, directed by Gabe Harshman 

                                       November 1-16 


When an out of work actor can only get a part as a dead body on stage, he thinks he has hit an all-time low. That is until he meets his understudy who would do anything to play the corpse even if that means murdering any "body" that stands in his way. A hit as part of our New Works Project staged reading this past summer, OutCast is delighted to be bringing it back to our stage in this, its first full “World Premiere” production!

Over My Dead Body

Theatre on the edge...

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