A Comedy by David Belke
directed by Alan Wiecking
produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Mark W. Transom, one of world's greatest playwrights, is at the end of his rope. In order to fulfill his contract to artistic director and old friend Jo Harber, he has to create a play in one night or lose everything. Half asleep and half drunk, Transom starts putting theatrical personalities he knows into a simple comedy about putting on a play. As the characters come to life before his eyes the play seems to be progressing well until, unbidden and without warning, Transom's son Lloyd appears as a character and the play takes on a life of its own. As the playwright struggles to maintain the upper hand, the out of control writing process brings him closer and closer to the heart of his estrangement with his son. Hilarious and heartfelt, That Darn Plot is a comedy about playwriting, rehearsals, rewriting and rehabilitating reality as well as a sympathetic look at a creative writer who is unable to connect with the people around him, including his only child.
Friday, November 14 and Saturday, November 15 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, November 16 at 3:00 PM
Friday, November 21 and Saturday, November 22 at 7:00 PM and Sunday, November 23 at 3:00 PM
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Auditions: Saturday, November 15, 2-4 pm.
Scheduled Performances: May 8-10 & 15-17, 2015
April, 1865. Confederate troops can no longer hold Richmond, and General Robert E. Lee must evacuate his men. The Army of Northern Virginia swings west, beginning “Lee’s Final Retreat.” It is this retreat trail that present-day Beau Weeks and his wife Jenny are following, retracing the steps of Lee’s army in order to investigate Beau’s family history. As General Lee faces the disintegration of his army, Beau and Jenny confront a past that threatens to destroy their marriage. Both Past and Present must decide for themselves what it means to surrender… and what price they’re willing to pay for Union.
Beginning March 24, 2015, rehearsals will run Tuesdays 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm and Saturdays 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Cast: Note—the Roles of General Robert E. Lee and Dr. Chip Eberhardt have been cast.
Available roles are: Col. Taylor, Captain Russell, Steve Weeks, and Jenny Weeks.
General Robert E. Lee Confederate general
Colonel Walter Taylor Lee’s aide-de-camp
Captain Russell A messenger in the Confederate army
Steve “Beau” Week Searches the past to justify the present
Dr. Jenny Weeks Beau’s wife, scientist
Dr. Chip Eberhardt Motorcycle-riding historian