Putting on Your Shorts: 12 Short Plays by Members of Group Rep
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Some plays can be summed up in an image, others a phrase, but only one masterpiece can be summarized with a scream: "Stelllaaa!!!" That masterpiece, of course, is A Streetcar Named Desire, the Pulitzer-winning drama by Tennessee Williams, which was famously adapted into a feature film featuring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh. Set during a steamy summer in New Orleans' French Quarter, a vulnerable Blanche DuBois seeks shelter at the apartment of her pregnant sister Stella and Stella's husband Stanley. Fragile Blanche and brutish Stanley immediately clash, and tensions only escalate when the two are left alone in the house after Stella heads to the hospital to give birth. The Group Rep presents A Streetcar Named Desire directed by L. Flint Esquerra. Learn More
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Henry Holden's writing is good and the show probably should have just been a showcase of his work. The only exception was probably "Emma" by Troy Whitaker which was entertaining and a passable piece by Dmitry Golovin, mostly because he is a...continued
The Third Date by Laurie Morgan: A comedic look at the beginning of a hopeful relationship. A first date leads to a second, which lead to unspoken possibilities for “The Third Date.”
Emma by Troy Whitaker: A man falls in love with a beautiful woman at first sight and does not know how to properly react. He may have had a momentary lapse in judgment.
Make up Sex by Henry Holden: If we are to be honest the best kind of sex is make up sex. See what it can do for a couple who have been married for years and years and years.
The Campaign by Henry Holden: To win a presidential campaign one needs the right campaign manager. Let’s go behind closed doors and see what it takes to win.
The Yiddish Cowboy by Henry Holden: Opposites really do attract. Chassidic Jew meets Lulabell.
Two Old Men by Henry Holden: They have reached the end of their lives, spending it in a Care Center. Very depressing but so many laughs. Really?
The Hitman by Henry Holden: See how a physical disabled actor convinces a casting director to cast him as The Hitman.
D.V.S. by Edgar Mastin: The story of Death Valley Scotty.
Break from Bible Study by Bert Emmett: Thomas and Peggy have been taking an evening Bible Study class at their Methodist Church, but Thomas is feeling that the more he learns the less he knows.
__Eventful Night at the Liqueur Store or Happy Halloween__ by Dmitry Bunin: Would it be easier to commit a crime – rob a liqueur store for example – and get away with it on the night of Halloween, the night when everybody wears costumes and almost half have a weapon in their hands? One night, one guy has decided to try it. That night he will never forget.
Ralph and Conrad by Jimmy Ogburn and Troy Whitaker: Ralph and Conrad, two young roommates, argue about magazines, diets, organization and hygiene. All the while random people constantly interrupt their quarrel. But unless they can figure out what they’re actually fighting about, they may ruin their friendship.
__Oblivion __by Tom Nikko: A bold story, Oblivion dares to examine the forbidden. What would you do if you were bound to a secret you desperately needed to release, but lived in fear from what it could do if you let it out? Told from a unique perspective, this story shines a light on the power of hope, and finding the courage to confront the struggles of the mind.
About the Ticket Supplier: Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre
Founded in 1972, the Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre has won almost every drama award imaginable, plus many special awards from the community for its work with young people, seniors and the physically impaired. The company’s play choices are eclectic and offbeat.