5 Courses of Funny Fare at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 8-19

5 Courses of Funny Fare at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Jun 8-19

5 Courses of Funny Fare
by award-winning local playwright, Jim Wise
Directed by Lori Bruun, John Cusumano, Hillary Mazer Stisham, Gerald George, and Rick Bergmann
Produced by Maureen Rogers

Laurel Mill Playhouse is having 2 weekends of One Acts written by Dr. Jim Wise. The One Acts will perform on:

Friday June 8, 2018 through Sunday June 17, 2018
Matinee performances on June 10 and June 17 at 2:00 P.M.
Friday, June 8th at 8pm
Saturday, June 9 at 8pm
Sunday, June 10th at 2pm
Friday, June 15th at 8pm
Saturday, June 16th at 8pm
Sunday, June 19th at 2pm

One show will also be performing at Riderwood at 2pm on June 23rd.

Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse

Directed by Lori Bruun

Norman and Gloria, two thirty-something veterans of too many disastrous first date encounters meet on a blind date at an all together too pricey Manhattan restaurant for Norman’s budget. This was the early 1990’s, a decade before Match.com and internet-dating became all the rage. “In search of” personal ads in the classifieds was then the popular way to meet someone new. Norman and Gloria do not arrive alone at the restaurant. No indeed. Each party is accompanied by their own respective alter egos. In this comedy/farce, Norman and Gloria each proceed to commit one faux pas’ after another as the audience begins to seriously wonder whether either or both of these hapless singles might possibly self destruct before the first course is even served.

Mugger in the Park
Directed by John Cusumano

This one act comedy takes place in Central Park, NYC and is part of a trilogy entitled, Central Park Trilogy. An elderly woman sitting alone on a bench in a deserted park can be a dangerous thing–But for whom?

Anniversary A Salt
Directed by Hillary Mazer Stisham

“Celebrating” almost thirty years of marriage, Frank and Sylvia sit down to a home cooked meal served up with the usual side dishes of complaints, criticisms and communication errors du jour. Unexpectedly, their newly wed daughter and son-in-law drop in for crisis intervention over their first marital tiff. What follows in this one-act comedy only proves– well, we’re not exactly sure what it proves.

Estelle Vs. The Washington Redskins
Directed by Gerald George

Estelle has had it with being a football widow. Set during the mid 1990’s football season, her husband, Arnie, spends every weekend and Monday nights glued to the T.V. watching the games. In desperation, Estelle turns to newspaper advice columnist, Ann Landers. Ann suggests Estelle do something dramatic to gain her husband’s attention. She does just that in this comedy/farce.

Seymour Levine Visits The Headshrinker
( A scene from the novel and play adaptation of The Caterpillar Club)
Directed by Rick Bergmann

The year is 2006. Seymour Levine, 82, a cantankerous, World War II veteran and widower has been referred to geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Arnold Simpson, for a mental status examination prior to his admission into an assisted living facility located near his home in Bowie, Maryland. Seymour’s mind suffers from early signs of dementia, but more problematic is that he is haunted (literally) by survivor guilt related to the war and a fellow paratrooper he failed to save. The fallen comrade, Private Billy Flynn, appears as a wise-cracking, skirt-chasing, chain-smoking, bespectacled ghost who is seen by Levine and the audience, though invisible to others. If you would like more information email John Cusumano at actpro1@live.com Subject 1 Act Festival or Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com!

Performances run weekends from Friday June 8, 2018 through Sunday June 17, 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 $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at maureencrogers@gmail.com or 301-452-2557.

Buy tickets here.

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