The action is set in Truvy’s beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are “anybody” come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant Annelle, the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoo and free advice to the town’s wealthy curmudgeon, Ouiser; an eccentric millionaire, Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M’Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby (the prettiest girl in town), is about to marry a “good ole boy.” Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when, in the second act, the spunky Shelby (who is a diabetic) risks pregnancy which impacts her life. The fragility of life and consequences of choices force the women to draw on their underlying strength—and love—and make the characters truly touching, funny, and marvelously amiable company in good times and bad.
Bleacher Bums is a comedy in nine innings! This hilarious and nostalgic play, written collaboratively by members of Chicago's Organic Theater Company, from an idea by actor Joe Mantegna, pays homage to the most legendary baseball fans around - the die-hard faithful in Chicago’s storied right field bleachers of Wrigley Field - as they root for their beloved, beleaguered Cubs against their bitter rival Cardinals in 1977. The group includes a lifelong Cubs follower who doesn’t know as much as his wife, a rabid fan, a blind man who follows the game by transistor radio with his own play by play, a bathing beauty, a nerd, and two gamblers, one a Cubs fan, the other a fan of any team that will win him the bet. As the game proceeds, they bet amongst themselves on every conceivable event, go out for frosty malts and beers, try to pick up the bathing beauty and, occasionally, watch the game.
Theobald Maske has an unusual problem: his wife's underpants won't stay on. One Sunday morning they fall to her ankles right in the middle of town--a public scandal! Mortified, Theo swears to keep her at home until she can find some less unruly undies. Amid this chaos he's trying to rent a room in their flat. The prospective lodgers have some underlying surprises of their own. In The Underpants, Steve Martin brings his comic genius and sophisticated literary style to Carl Sternheim's classic 1910 farce, Die Hose.
THE ODD COUPLE
The Odd Couple by Neil Simon, directed by Joel D. Scribner.
Starring Greg Glover as Felix and Rob Inman as Oscar. This classic comedy centers around uptight, neat Felix Ungar and easygoing, disheveled Oscar Madison as new roommates.