The Summer Savoyards present John Millington Synge’s classic comedy of tall tales and misadventure, The Playboy of the Western World.
Synge’s 1907 play centers on a restless young woman, Pegeen Mike (Julia Adams), who is set to marry a stable, sensible, religious local farmer—Shawn Keough (Ian Harrison Cook)—in her small town in the west of Ireland. Her plans change, however, when a young fugitive, Christy Mahon (Ryan Canavan) comes into town and upsets her plans. Christy’s tale of rising up and slaying his abusive father wins him praise and even adoration across the community, from Pegeen’s father, bar owner Michael Flaherty (Charles Berman) to the scheming Widow Quin (Jessica Pullis), who sees in Christy a second chance at happiness. All goes well until a stranger from afar (Adam Ruff) comes to tell a tale that tarnishes Christy’s reputation and tips the story into a hilarious cascade of events.
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The boisterous and colorful Murphys have a lot going on in their cramped apartment above the family pub in Cork City, Ireland in 1964. The youngest of the bunch, 12-year-old Tommy, is a smart, wise-cracking kid who’s starting to question family values and the Roman Catholic Church. When Tommy goes up against the ruler-wielding Sister Mary Agnes and announces that instead of being confirmed he’d rather shop around for a more “fun” religion, all hell breaks loose. A warm and hilarious look at family, growing up, and God.
Alex More has a story to tell. A struggling actor in L.A., he takes a job working in the Malibu basement of a beloved megastar. One day, the Lady Herself comes downstairs to play. It feels like real bonding in the basement, but will their relationship ever make it upstairs? BUYER & CELLAR is an outrageous comedy about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs.
Winner of the 2014–2015 Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Solo Show. “Jonathan Tolins has concocted an irresistible one-man play from the most peculiar of fictitious premises—an underemployed Los Angeles actor goes to work in Barbra Streisand’s Malibu, Calif., basement—allowing the playwright to ruminate with delicious wit and perspicacity on the solitude of celebrity, the love-hate attraction between gay men and divas, and the melancholy that lurks beneath narcissism. This seriously funny slice of absurdist whimsy creates the illusion of a stage filled with multiple people, all of them with their own droll point of view.” —NY Times. “A fantasy so delightful you wish it were true.” —The New Yorker. “Hilarious! Beyond brilliant. This show will go down like butta’!” —Entertainment Weekly. “Fantastically funny.” —NY Post.
Maria Callas is teaching a master class in front of an audience: us. She’s glamorous, commanding, larger than life—and drop-dead funny. Callas’ first “victim” is Sophie, a ridiculous, overly perky soprano. Sophie chooses to sing one of the most difficult arias, the sleepwalking scene from La sonnambula—an aria that Callas made famous. Before the girl sings a note, Callas stops her—and now what has started out as a class becomes a platform for Callas. She glories in her own career, dabbles in opera dish, and flat-out seduces the audience. But with that, there are plenty of laughs going on, especially between Callas and the audience. The next two sessions repeat the same dynamic: The middle session is with a tenor, who moves Callas to tears. She again enters her memories, and we learn about Callas’ affair with Aristotle Onassis; an abortion she was forced to have; her first elderly husband whom she left; her early days as an ugly duckling; the fierce hatred of her rivals; and the unforgiving press that savaged her at first. Finally, we meet Sharon, another soprano— the young singer has talent, but Callas tells her to stick to flimsy roles. Sharon is devastated and rushes out of the hall, and Callas brings the class to a close by acknowledging the sacrifices we must make in the name of art.
Music by Mary Rodgers
Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller and Marshall Barer
Lyrics by Marshall Barer
Many moons ago in a far-off place, Queen Aggravain decreed no couples could marry until her son, Prince Dauntless, found a bride. Princesses came from far and wide to win the hand of the prince, but none could pass the impossible tests given to them by the Queen. That is, until the “shy” swamp princess, Winnifred the Woebegone, showed up. Would she be able to pass the Sensitivity Test, marry her prince and help Lady Larkin and Sir Harry to the altar? Carried on a wave of wonderful songs, by turns hilarious and raucous, romantic and melodic, this rollicking spin on the classic tale The Princess and the Pea provides some side-splitting shenanigans. For after all, a princess is a delicate thing.
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