"Sex to change the course of the world!" This is the promise made in an online personal ad that unites Jules, a grad student in marine biology, and Jo, a journalism student, in a small underground laboratory. As Jo aggressively seduces Jules, she learns that his descriptor was a little more literal than she had originally thought. Jules, studying the recently strange behavior of beaugregory damselfish in the Caribbean, has deduced that the world is going to end - tonight. Audiences joined us for this hilarious tale of the apocalypse and the unlikely pair brought together by fate to repopulate the Earth.
This production starred Sharon Biermann, Duana Menefee, and Evan Cullinan. Directed by Chad Gililand.
Poster created by Dathan Rappana.
Honest Theatre spun its own adaptation of Jean-Paul Sartre's classic existential tale of the afterlife, No Exit. Three damned souls find themselves trapped in a room together where they must face and examine their darkest choices on Earth. As this menacingly humorous tale unfolded, we learned of the gruesome torture that awaited them in eternity.
This production starred Jared Latore, Rebekah Bortot, Duana Menefee, and Sean Cowan. Directed by Whitney Rappana.
Photos by Sean Cowan and Whitney Rappana.
Poster design by Chad Gilliland.
Roaring' Dan, The Pirate O' The Great Lakes.
Captain John Rutledge and his crew on the Seahorse have landed in Chicago by mistake. Can Captain John and his loyal mates avoid the nefarious privateer Dan Seavey and his motley crew? Audiences put on their pirate boots, grabbed their eye patches, and prepared to enjoy an all-new, one-act adventure "Roarin' Dan: The Pirate of the Great Lakes"! They experienced swashbuckling at its finest; romance, swordplay, audience participation and sea shanties all around!
This production starred Sharon Biermann, Zachary Bortot, Rebekah Bortot, Sean Cowan, Tory Helgeson, Lauren McDonald, and Duana Menefee. Script by Ashley Manning-O'Dell. Fight direction by Sean Cowan.
Photos by Rick Elliot.
Poster design by Dathan Rappana.
The intrigue begins when mild-mannered high school teacher Stanley Prentiss confesses to a grisly murder, but the police cannot prove he has done anything at all. Has he truly committed a crime or is he just creating a twisted game of cat and mouse with detectives Carter and Bryce? Delve into the mind of psychopath for an evening with this edge-of-your-seat crime drama.
Jayson Akridge’s The Confessional is not only a gripping thriller that will make your heart pound; it is also a provoking meditation on evil that will make your mind work. –Paulanne Simmons, Curtain Up
Crime dramas are a guilty pleasure of mine…so I had a feeling I’d enjoy The Confessional, which takes place entirely in a police station interview room. And yes, I did. But I also thought that I’d be able to figure out the various twists of The Confessional before they happened—and boy howdy, was I ever wrong about that. –Kimberly Wadsworth, nytheatre.com
This production starred Zachary Bortot, Sean Cowan, Kelly Helgeson, Jared Latore, and Kelly Levander. Directed by Sean Cowan.