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- Friday June 29, 2018 through Sunday July 15, 2018
- by Charles Morey
Directed by Daniel Johnston
Assistant Directed by Michael Hartsfield
Produced by Maureen Rogers
LAUGHING STOCK is a hilarious backstage farce and genuinely affectionate look into the world of the theatre. When The Playhouse, a rustic New England summer theatre, schedules a repertory season of Dracula, Hamlet and Charley's Aunt, comic mayhem ensues. We follow the well-intentioned but over-matched company from outrageous auditions to ego-driven rehearsals through opening nights gone disastrously awry to the elation of a great play well told and the comic and nostalgic season close.
"a summer stock production of Dracula disintegrates into chaos on opening night. Gothic horror becomes high comedy amid misplaced technical cues, forgotten lines, wrong entrances and eccentric actingthe large audience howled with glee as they watched the mayhem unfold
" Salt Lake Tribune. "LAUGHING STOCK soars as farce
" Salt Lake City Weekly. "The delightful thing
is that Morey strikes a balance between a depiction of everything that can and usually does go wrong
and a genuinely affectionate look at the magic that holds theatre companies together
these are all type characters but Morey adeptly deepens and individualizes each one
The Dracula section and a rehearsal of Charley's Aunt where the actors improvise being animals at dusk around an African water hole are comic high point
" Event (Salt Lake City). "LAUGHING STOCK will indeed have you laughing in your seat if not rolling in the aisles
It's hard to imagine anyone whose funny bone wouldn't be tickled by this one
it's a hoot
it's a blast
" Monadnock Ledger (NH). "Scene after scene, beat after beat, LAUGHING STOCK piles on the laughs
every single piece crackles with successful wit and abundant humor
" Keene Sentinel (NH). "I cried, I choked, I fell into a coughing fit, I cried some more
can't help but love this play." Nashua Telegraph (NH).
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Publishing Company. Performances run weekends from Friday June 29, 2018 through Sunday July 15, 2018 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $17. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact .
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