Two middle-aged strangers, a man and a woman; both married, board an early morning train. They are alone in the same car, doing the Times crossword. One is an organized, sensible, psychologist, the other a free-spirited, unemployed ad exec. When one discards the crossword incomplete, a heavy, but comedic, discourse ensues, which entails intrigue, aggression and problem resolution. The trip is filled with unpredictable, but believable, surprises. As the journey ends it is apparent that they have influenced each other’s lives. The question is then: Will they meet again?
One hotel suite, four tenors, two wives, three girlfriends and a soccer stadium filled with screaming fans. What could possibly go wrong? It’s 1930s Paris; the stage is set for the concert of the century – as long as producer Henry Saunders can keep Italian superstar Tito Merelli and his hot-blooded wife, Maira, from causing runaway chaos. Prepare for an uproarious ride, full of mistaken identities, bedroom hijinks and madcap delight. [PG 14 - Mild adult themes]
So swift is the action, so involved the situations, so rib-tickling the plot in this London hit that at its finish audiences are left as exhausted from laughter as though they had run a foot race. Galloping in and out of an English vicarage are an American actor and actress, a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who "touches alcohol for the first time in her life," four men in clergy suits presenting the problem of which is which (for disguised as one is an escaped prisoner), and a sedate Bishop aghast at all these goings-on and the trumped up stories they tell him.
In this family-friendly, popcorn throwin', booin' and hissin' fun show, villain Roderick Rodent endeavors to separate Madelaine Mockingbird, chambermaid turned singer, from the fortune left her by an old miner and from her true love, Jack "Toulouse" Goodhart, painter turned tramp. Will he be successful? Will Jack become a bum? Will Madelaine become a singing sensation? Come find out.
Recent widower, writer George Schneider, is encouraged by his younger brother Leo to start dating again. This sends George into even more depression after a series of bad matches. Then Leo comes up with Jennie Malone; she's a keeper. Still, it's a bumpy trip on the road to Dreamland for these not-so-young lovers. George and Jennie stumble on, overcoming both their hesitation on the rebound and emotional neediness. In a hilarious, farcical subplot, Leo has a fling with Faye, Jennie's neurotic married friend.
Our annual family holiday production.
Tickets will be on sale in the fall.