Brunswick Actors' Theatre
February 18, 19, 25, 26, March 4, 5
OLD RINGERS by Joe Simonelli
In this adult bawdy comedy, four senior women try to fight the shrinking economy and their shrinking pocketbooks by opening up a home phone sex service after receiving an unsolicited obscene phone call!
April 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30
THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams
The Glass Menagerie is a memory play by Tennessee Williams that premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on its author, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister.
June 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
BEN BUTLER by Richard Strand (yes, we are not giving up on this one, it is too good) When an escaped slave shows up at Fort Monroe demanding sanctuary, General Benjamin Butler is faced with an impossible moral dilemma—follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of U.S. history? .
August 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
RICH IS BETTER by Jack Sharkey
Nona is unaware that her husband Gino owns the company for which she does telephone sales. He posed as a laborer during their courtship, fearful of being married for his money, and has yet to explain. When Gino's secretary Pam shows up with papers he forgot to sign, he introduces her as a co- worker seeking advice on a romantic problem. Generous Nona insists Pam bring her lover to dinner. Pam cons her chiropodist into coming on what he thinks is a house call. By the time the disastrous dinner party occurs, Nona's misguided gossip has caused a strike. She wonders why Gino won't join the picket lines and Gino inadvertently gives Nona the impression that Pam is his big romance. This comedy was written for Kaye Ballard.
October 7, 8, 14, 15, 21, 22
BOSTON MARRIAGE by David Mamet
Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming “women of fashion” who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. To this wickedly funny comedy, Mamet brings his trademark tart dialogue and impeccable plotting, spiced with Wildean wit.
December 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17
ANATOMY OF GRAY by Jim Leonard Jr.
The award-winning author of The Diviners, And They Dance Real Slow in Jackson, and Crow and Weasel describes his newest play as "A children's story for adults."
When June's father dies, she prays for a healer to come to the small town of Gray, so that no one will ever suffer again; the next thing she knows, there's a tornado, and a man in a balloon blows into town claiming to be a doctor. Set in Indiana during the late 1800's, the play deals with death, loss, love, and healing in a unique coming of age story.