Our production of Comedy Tonight, an evening of famous American one acts, keeps getting wonderful reviews. This weekend is your final chance to see the show. If you act fast, by calling the Box Office between 1-4 today, or 11-2 on Saturday, you can get 2 tickets for the price of 1! The Box Office phone number is 523-4185, ext.1.
Here is what some reviewers had to say:
“Is the slow pace of economic recovery weighing you down? 6th Street Playhouse has the cure: ‘Comedy Tonight.’ This collection of one-acts opens and closes with a couple of classic bits by David Ives, interspersed with zany sketches by Allan Ball, Christopher Durang and others. ‘MadTV’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’ have nothing on 6th Street’s crew of comics, who punch up a couple of hours of non-stop hilarity with boundless enthusiasm and absolutely no sense of inhibition. A best bet!”
Barry Willis, Member SF BATCC
“…a night that will keep you laughing with a great cast…” Read More
David Kashimba, For All Events
” ‘…an enjoyable, laugh-filled evening…’ Comedy Tonight ‘ is a pleasing collection of six offbeat, short comedies by five award-winning contemporary American playwrights. Director Robin Miller…deserves much credit for skillfully bringing them to life.”
Greg and Suzanne Angeo, For All Events Read More
Director Robin Miller says:
Come see what is funny about death at the 6th Street playhouse this weekend! Comedy Tonight is a series of six existential plays on Love, Death, Catholic Guilt and the human condition. In order to survive our lives, it is essential that we have a sense of humor.
Sure Thing, by David Ives, looks at the modern courting ritural and the miracle that anyone actually finds a mate! Tarantino Variation, by Seth Kramer, is a dark comedy about the absurdites and pettiness in our lives as we look death in the face. The Actor’s Nightmare is another dark comedy by Christopher Durang. Here we explore catholic guilt and the existance of God. George is a actor dreaming he is an accountant in a play that he does not know and never rehearsed. In the second act, we start off with Ties That Bind by Eric Coble. This short play in a carnival setting looks at our desire to escape our lives. Next is Your Mother’s Butt by Allan Ball. This is a hysterical comedy that examines the theraputic process. Finally, we end with Variations on the Death of Trotsky by David Ives. This comedy explores the stages of accepting death.
This is a true ensemble of actors. The ensemble includes Laura Davies, Autumn Mirassou, Nancy Lawson, Ray Morgan, Jessie Pennington, Terry Gault, James Pelican. Each actor plays multiple characters. Laura Davies is an anchor in the cast with a great sense of style. Autumn Mirassou is a very expressive actress with lots of surprises. Nancy Lawson is a veteran of the stage who makes interesting and expressive choices. Ray Morgan has fabulous instincts and is continually exploring. Jessie Pennington is a very subtle actor with warmth and a surprising edge. Terry Gault is a very present, improvisational and truthful. James Pelican is physically and emotionally very flexible. Working with this group has been one of my favorite experiences in the theatre. It was a collaborative process. It has been a joy to work with such talented, strong and flexible actors. I am honored by their trust in me to lead them in the discovery of their roles and to bring out the themes in the plays.
Finally, the young designers and stage manager have brought their creativity and energy to this project. Irie Gilbert, the costume designer, has done a wonderful job pulling from stock and creating the looks that were needed for each play. Glenn Davy has done a fabulous job creating our lighting design within the limits of the theatre’s scope. Cheryl Cary, the set designer, has used her creativity to create a very useful environment for all six plays. Finally, Patrick Taber, the stage manager, has been a jewel! He has always been right there whenever we needed anything.
We are all looking forward to seeing you at the show! Come laugh with us!