Different Strokes! News
Written by Bruce Graham
Directed by Ashleigh Millett
"Does a lousy upbringing excuse heinous crimes? Is there room for mercy and repentance within the judicial system? And if Americans really knew the inhabitants of death row, would they want to see them die? Worthy questions…a provocative subject and a literate sensibility " —Variety.
Based on a true story. Illiterate but likable, Bobby Reyburn is a funny young guy who loves to do impressions. He's also a member of the Aryan nation, a racist predator convicted of a horrific crime. John Brennan is educated and arrogant, a serious writer who may only be guilty of doing society a favor. As each awaits his fate on death row, one evokes sympathy, the other derision. In vivid scenes, COYOTE ON A FENCE explores the disturbing question: Can one be innocent though proven guilty? This penetrating new drama offers no clear verdict, just utterly compelling theatre.
starring: Courtney DeGennaro, Garrett Funk, Steph Hickling Beckman, and Sean David Robinson
June 4-20, 2015 (Thur-Sat. 7:30 pm) The Be Be Theatre 20 Commerce St.
The Beneficiary of this Production is My Daddy Taught Me That
Written by Neil Labute
Directed by Steph Hickling Beckman
Love and betrayal. Art and obligation. Sex and seduction. Beauty and body image. Set in a liberal arts college in a conservative American Midwestern town, a chance meeting at the local town museum between Evelyn, a renegade art student and Adam, an English Lit Major, sets in motion a cautionary tale of deceit and manipulation. Evelyn and Adam embark on an intense relationship that causes shy and principled Adam to go to extraordinary lengths, including cosmetic surgery, and a betrayal of his best friend, to improve his appearance and character. In the process, Evelyn's subtle and insistent coaching results in a reconstruction of Adam's fundamental moral character. The Shape of Things is an intense and disturbing study not only of the uses of power within human relationships, but also of the ethics involved in the relationship of art and life.
AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT Sunday July 12th 2-5pm and Monday July 13th 6-9pm (2015)
September 3-19, 2015 (Thur-Sat 7:30 pm) The Be Be Theatre 20 Commerce St.