F2010-11 Season

 

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2010-11 Season

Feedback Loop
Special engagement!
Written by Adam Hahn
Directed by Greg Machlin
July 9 and 10, 2010, at 8PM sharp
General admission, all seats $15 (advance); $20 at the door
Contains mature content and themes

Up From the Lunar Surface
In this surreal comedy, Susannah isn't getting any younger, and her life appears to have capsized -- but as long as the brie arrives on time, the peasants don’t frighten the guests with their potato-sack dresses, and no one drowns themselves in the punch bowl, everything is sure to turn out all right... 
Written by Nicole B. Adkins
Directed by Jeff Goode
August 11-22, 2010
Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM sharp; 2PM matinee Saturday and Sunday
Advance seats still just $15; $20 at the door
$12 for seniors, students and active military

Living Between the Lines
Joe is a factory worker who wants to accept a promotion, but knows it will expose him as functionally illiterate.  He will have to decide if hiding his limitations is more dangerous than asking for help to overcome them.
Written by Todd Ristau and Joan Ruelle
Directed by Patrick Kennerly
September 15-26, 2010
Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM sharp; 2PM matinee Saturday and Sunday
Advance seats still just $15; $20 at the door
$12 for seniors, students and active military  

Twelve Stations of the Cross
Bobby Pence, a man with a dark history, takes a small role in a passion play to begin his path to redemption. When that part becomes something else entirely, Bobby is forced to walk his own Via Dolorosa as he confronts his past -- and his future.
Written by Kenley Smith
Directed by Cheryl Snodgrass
October 27-November 7, 2010
Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM sharp; 2PM matinee Saturday and Sunday
Advance seats still just $15; $20 at the door
$12 for seniors, students and active military

Wooden Snowflakes
Life has left forty-year-old Eve Lawson bitter and cynical. She unequivocally refutes not only the existence of God and true love but also any belief in America’s favorite folk hero, Santa Claus. Then her car slides off an icy Kentucky road on Christmas Eve and she finds herself seeking shelter at the home of Simon Peter Whitaker, woodcarver and Christmas expert nonpareil. Simon wholeheartedly embraces the magic of the season and everything it entails, including belief in the “jolly old elf.” As the night unfolds, Simon and Eve, Believer and Unbeliever, find themselves clashing time and time again as old wounds, long suppressed, struggle to the surface to be healed by the love that is Christmas.
Written by Catherine Bush
Directed by Charlie Boswell
December 1-12, 2010
Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM sharp; 2PM matinee Saturday and Sunday
Advance seats still just $15; $20 at the door
$12 for seniors, students and active military

Special engagement!

In the summer of 2008, Philadelphia found itself in the midst of a murder epidemic. Compared to that of a third world country, the murder rate had become so pervasive that it was commonly referred to as the city housing “more bodies than days." Mural Arts Project and Interact Theatre of Philadelphia -- knowing they wanted to create a piece on rising incarceration rates and its impact on the city -- commissioned solo performer Sean Christopher Lewis to bring the idea to life. His task? To interview inmates at Graterford Prison -- men employed to create the murals seen throughout the Metropolitan Area of the City of Brotherly Love -- all while serving life sentences for murder. Including interviews, blog entries, recorded lyrics and more from these men, their handlers, local politicians, hip hop artists, victims, citizens, conservative pundits and ER doctors at the Penn Trauma Center, KILLADELPHIA gives a perilous view not just of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, but of the urban centers across the United States of America.  

Now touring across the country, the piece is a necessary bridge between the separate worlds in our society: the heard and unheard, the seen and invisible, the victims, their predators and the public and private spheres where judgment lies.


Written and performed by Sean Lewis
Dec. 17-18 at 8PM; Dec. 19 at 2 PM
Advance seats $15; $20 at the door; $12 for seniors, students and active military

The New Testament
In cyberspace, a few grainy videos depict a charismatic healer, lay preacher, and budding Internet phenomenon. Is the man a charlatan, or...something else? A young researcher travels to the Virginia mountains to make a name for himself and to uncover the truth about the famous Bobby Pence.
Written and Directed by Kenley Smith
February 9-20, 2011
Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM sharp; 2PM matinee Saturday and Sunday
Advance seats still just $15; $20 at the door
$12 for seniors, students and active military

Booth
W. David Hancock has received Obie Awards for his plays "The Convention of Cartography" and "The Race of the Ark Tattoo." He is the recipient of a Bush Artist Fellowship.  "Booth" is like overhearing the strangest, most moving, and at times most deeply disturbing conversation you will ever have the opportunity to eavesdrop on.
Written by W. David Hancock
Directed by Todd Ristau
March 23-April 3, 2011
Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM sharp; 2PM matinee Saturday and Sunday
Advance seats still just $15; $20 at the door
$12 for seniors, students and active military

This Is My Office
"When I found out I was chosen, I was over the moon." Granted a nine-month residency in an abandoned office space near Wall Street, the playwright Andy Bragen starts his year with bright hopes, but soon finds himself succumbing to doughnuts, lethargy and a paralyzing sense of deja vu. "This Is My Office" is a metatheatrical exploration of fear, gluttony, art and a legacy of failure.
Written by Andy Bragen
Directed by Todd Ristau
May 11-22, 2011
Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM sharp; 2PM matinee Saturday and Sunday
Advance seats still just $15; $20 at the door
$12 for seniors, students and active military

Frogger
Michael Conroy keeps waking up in hospital rooms. He has had to learn to walk three times: once as a child, a second time after the car accident that killed his parents, and a third time after crashing his motorcycle. Limping toward his law degree, his student loan debt is now hundred of thousands of dollars. He wakes up in another hospital room, fighting through memories of one more crash, a girlfriend that no one will talk to him about, and a foster brother obsessed with a certain early-eighties video game.
Written by Adam Hahn
Directed by Cheryl Snodgrass
June 15-26, 2011
Wednesday through Saturday at 8PM sharp; 2PM matinee Saturday and Sunday
Advance seats still just $15; $20 at the door
$12 for seniors, students and active military

 



Gamut 2010 season:

Action by Sam Shepard
September 30, October 1 & 2 

Gamut 2011 Season:

Private Wars by James McLure
April 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23

The Lover by Harold Pinter
July 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16 

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