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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Topher Payne, Atlanta's "best local playwright" (Creative Loafing, The GA Voice), sets this raucous satire in 1950s Washington, D.C., where a State Department official and his secretary -- both gay and both locked firmly in the closet -- have been tasked with ferreting out homosexuals in the department. To avoid detection, they've come up with what seems like the Perfect Arrangement: they've married each others' partners. But their sitcom-like situation may come crashing down around them when an employee discovers their deception. The play was originally developed at The Process Theatre and now returns after a hit run at D.C.'s Source Festival and winning the 2014 Osborn New Play Award from the American Theatre Critics Association. Learn More
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Hilarious new play. Plot - about a family in Columbus, GA, who lives in high society, trying to get their daughter into a private school. Wonderful acting, excellent timing, lots of twists and lies. If you want to good laugh, go see this very...continued
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.