Topher Payne's Lakebottom Proper: A Comedy Set in Columbus
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The last date listed for Lakebottom Proper was Saturday October 1, 2011 / 8:00pm (Closing Night).
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It's 1960 and Parisian lothario Bernard has it good. His three fiancées, one Italian, one German and one American, are all beautiful airline hostesses with frequent -- but never overlapping -- layovers in Paris. And thanks to Bernard's faithful maid who swaps out the photographs in his apartment according to schedule, the women will never find out about each other. That is until a new, faster jet throws the airline routes out of whack and Bernard finds himself with all three women on his hands at once. Throw in Bernard's friend who's hilariously bad at keeping all the lies straight and the whole perfect setup might just fall apart. This slapstick farce from French playwright Marc Camoletti has been performed in London and on Broadway and was even made into a 1965 film starring Tony Curtis and Jerry Lewis. Learn More
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The Process Theatre Company presents the Atlanta premiere of Topher Payne’s Lakebottom Proper, directed by DeWayne Morgan
Tad and Rowena Tuttle reside on the “good side” of Columbus, Georgia’s ritzy “Lakebottom” neighborhood, and are desperate to get their daughter, Portia, accepted by the prestigious Brookstone School. But minutes before the head of the Parents’ Association is scheduled to arrive for drinks, Rowena’s hillbilly mother arrives from Colquitt, a mutant farm animal escapes in the park, and the ransom note is found: Portia’s been kidnapped.
Rowena Tuttle: Barbara Cole Uterhardt
Tad Tuttle: Doug Graham
Mrs. Kelley: Cheryl Rookwood
Ethelene: Frankie L. Earle
Oliver: Jeffery Brown
Christi Dunbar-Rhodes: Kate Graham
Arlette Dunbar-Rhodes: Amanda Cucher
Topher Payne is the author of more than a dozen produced works for the stage, including the recent Tokens of Affection at Georgia Ensemble Theatre, Above the Fold, which won the 2009 Metro Atlanta Theatre Awards for Best Original Work and Best Play of the Year, and The Medicine Showdown (co-authored with Adam Koplan), which Creative Loafing selected as one of the Best Plays of the Decade.
In 2010, he was named Atlanta’s Best Playwright by The Sunday Paper and readers of Creative Loafing, as well both Best Local Writer and Best Local Actor by readers of The GA Voice. Topher is an artistic associate with Atlanta’s Pinch n’ Ouch Theatre and Onstage Atlanta, as well as Flying Carpet Theatre in New York. He serves as Literary Manager for The Process Theatre, and The Executive Producer of the Atlanta 24-Hour Plays for Working Title Playwrights. His column, Domestically Disturbed, appears in The GA Voice.