From: Roadrunner Theatre Company <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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Subject: Roadrunner Theatre Company's 2017-2018 Season
Roadrunner Theatre Company
September 8 to October 1, 2017
The Curious Savage
By John Patrick
Mrs. Ethel P. Savage has just inherited $10 million from her late husband. After her husband's death, she realizes her crazy, youthful dreams and plans to use the money to help others make do the same. Her stepchildren—Lily Belle, Titus, and Samuel—commit her to The Cloisters, a sanatorium in Massachusetts, so that they can get their hands on the money. Along the way, she gets to know the Cloisters' residents: Somehow or another, Mrs. Savage manages to send her stepchildren on one wild-goose chase after another from her seclusion.
October 15 to November 5, 2017
Peter Grimm's Christmas Gift
By John Morella
An original adaptation of the David Belasco play
November 24 to December 24, 2017
Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol
By Ken Ludwig and Jack Ludwig
Tiny Tim hatches a plan to get his father home for Christmas day. With the help of some kindly sellers at the market and his friend Charlotte, Tiny Tim stages a spectacle filled with ghosts and Christmas cheer to convince Scrooge to give his father the day off. It all seems to be going according to plan until a little bit of real Christmas magic catches everyone by surprise.
"This exciting new adaptation by Ken and Jack Ludwig engages children of all ages into the fantastical Christmas tale written by Charles Dickens so many years ago." - Theatre Bloom
"[Tiny Tim's Christmas Carol] is a gift you'll be totally glad you received." - MD Theatre Guide
January 12 to February 4, 2018
Sex Please, We're Sixty
By Michael Park & Susan Parker
Silver hair. silver-tongued Bud "The Stud" Davis believes that the only reason women come back to Mrs. Stancliffe's Rose Cottage Bed & Breakfast - his next door neighbor - is due to his romantic liaisons with them. His other next door neighbor, and Mrs. Stancliffe's soon-to-be suitor, Henry Mitchell is a chemist who has created a blue pill for women to increase their libido after menopause. Three elderly women become guests at the cottage and Henry wants to test his "Venusia" on them. Somehow, Bud gets his hands on the blue pills, thinking they're for men and the fun begins!
"If you need a rollicking good time filled with laughter, this is a must-see play." - The City Wire, Fort Smith, Arkansas
"Fast paced and hilarious." - The Californian
February 16 to March 11, 2018
I Hate Hamlet
By Paul Rudnick
A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there's one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore's ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, the towering, dissipated Barrymore whose Hamlet was the greatest of his time, and Andrew Rally, hot young television star, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment.
"…fast-mouthed and funny…It has the old-fashioned Broadway virtues of brightness without pretensions and sentimentality without morals." - Village Voice
"…unapologetically silly and at times hilarious…affectionately amusing about the theatre…" - NY Times
April 6 to April 29, 2018
By Kristi Kane
Effervescent would be the best adjective to describe this contemporary British drawing room comedy, written by a contemporary non British author. Set in the mad cap household of glamorous and neurotic art critic Cornelia Thorndike, her German maid and her splendidly sane secretary, the comedy bubbles along with a delicious assortment of intruders, passersby, dropping in and long and short term lovers, all of whom invariably bump into each other in the wrong place at the wrong time.
"A laugh filled riot, bubbling with witty repartee, confused identities and sexual game playing....One of the most delightful evenings you can spend in a theatre." - Entertainment Magazine
"The play is a sparkling, carbonated, bubbly two hours of madcap mayhem with so many twist and turns that you need to stay on your toes to keep all that is happening–sane–if that is possible with this laugh riot." - Broadwayonline.com
May 11 to June 3, 2018
How the Other Half Loves
By Alan Ayckbourn
There are three couples in this play, the men all working for the same firm. One of the younger men is having an affair with the wife of the oldest, and when each returns home suspiciously late one night or early one morning they invent a story about having to spend some time smoothing domestic matters in the home of the third couple. Both living rooms are shown in the single set, and both share a common dining room which takes on a character of its own as it serves two dinners simultaneously on two different nights. Of course, the third couple have to show up to put the fat in the fire, but that complication only adds to the fun of this famous farce.
"A theatrical adroitness as clever as tennis at its best. " - The New York Times
"A comedy of ingenuity and verve.... A farce of remarkable originality." - Herald Tribune
June 15 to July 8, 2018
By Noel Coward
This much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles' current wife Ruth is accidentally killed, "passes over", joins Elvira and the two "blithe spirits" haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.
"Can still keep an audience in a state of tickled contentment" - Ben Brantley, The New York Times
August 3 to August 26, 2018
Musical - TBA
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