2020 Season

Brunswick Actors' Theatre

All performances are Saturdays at 8pm / Sundays at 3pm

Doors open 30 minutes prior to curtain  

In House - $25 per person (desserts and beverages included)

Online - $20 per person  

BAKERSFIELD MIST by Stephen Sachs

October October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 2020

Director: Lynda Dalton-Gallagher and Jackie Archer

Maude, a fifty-something unemployed bartender living in a trailer park, has bought a painting for a few bucks from a thrift store. Despite almost trashing it, she’s now convinced it’s a lost masterpiece by Jackson Pollock worth millions. But when world-class art expert Lionel Percy flies over from New York and arrives at her trailer home in Bakersfield to authenticate the painting, he has no idea what he is about to discover. Inspired by true events, this hilarious and thought-provoking new comedy-drama asks vital questions about what makes art and people truly authentic.

“Sachs’ short, clever play is a battle of wits.” —NY Times. “It’s exhilarating in the extreme when a play strikes rich on every conceivable level. A wry two-hander that handles highbrow artistic issues while zinging in plenty of uproarious one-liners. A perfect marriage of emotion and ideas that is rare indeed.” —LATimes. “A triumph! Hugely gratifying! An absorbing, hilarious two-hander about the nature of art and the vagaries of human perception.” —Backstage.

WRITERS' RUNAROUND by Thomas Hischak

November 14, 15, 21, 22, 28, 29, 2020

Director: Lynda Dalton-Gallagher and Jackie Archer

 

A funny and clever program of six comic playlets ---Jane Austen, Ernest Hemingway, Dorothy Parker and Oscar Wilde argue about Star Wars and Harry Potter in a sports bar; Homer confronts his agent about his new epic poem; Edgar Allen Poe and Emily Dickinson meet through a computer dating service; a contemporary couple encounters literary nonsense in a library; and some historians learn detail about Shakespeare's life by going through his trash.

SANTALAND DIARIES by David Sedaris

December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 2020

Guest Director: Lynda Dalton Gallagher

THE SANTALAND DIARIES is a brilliant evocation of what a slacker’s Christmas must feel like. Out of work, our slacker decides to become a Macy’s elf during the holiday crunch. 

A delightfully thorny account of working as a Yuletide elf at Macy’s. Priceless observations, both outrageous and subtle. Destined to hold a place in the annals of American humor writing.” —NY Times.

YOU'VE GOT HATE MAIL by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore

January 16, 17, 23, 24, 30, 31, 2021

Director: Art Neill

 

A hilarious broadband comedy of errors,You've Got Hate Mail takes an hysterical look at the world on on-line hook-ups and break-ups. In You've Got Hate Mail, love "bytes" all when an extra-marital affair goes horribly wrong, thanks to a juicy e-mail sent to the wrong mailbox.