That’s Not How I Remember It / The Seagull
This evening of one-act plays will feature two wildly different variations on our 2018-19 theme of “Storytellers.” That’s Not How I Remember It, a comedy by Don Zolidis, will kick off the evening. A mom and dad take turns telling their child the story of how they first met in the totally awesome year of 1986. As they tell their conflicting and increasingly ridiculous versions of the story, it unfolds before us on stage.
After a brief intermission we’ll present a one-act adaptation of The Seagull, a tragicomedy by the celebrated Russian playwright Anton Chekhov (one of the originators of “realism.”) It’s the story of a dysfunctional but close-knit group of artists struggling to find a way forward in the lives, loves, and work. After each performance, audience members can stay to process this story’s themes of depression and anxiety with a panel of actors, production team members, and a guest mental health professional.
The Drowsy Chaperone
Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
February 14-16, 2019
This 2006 hit musical and winner of multiple Tony awards begins in the apartment of “Man In Chair,” a reclusive musical theater fanatic eager to play us a record of his favorite 1920s musical The Drowsy Chaperone. As he plays the record and offers his own wry commentary, the wacky musical comes to life before our eyes in spectacular fashion, serving up an irresistible concoction of sparkling old-school charm and contemporary snark.