John Houseman Studio Theatre A

Todays Date: 12/16/19
Last Update: 05/06/05 12:23:12 PM

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A Loss of Color  | Open: 04/28/05 Close: 05/07/05
Eric has news. Big news. He's gay. And he's coming home to tell his family. But his family steals the spotlight before he opens his mouth. His father has Alzheimer's. His younger brother is schizophrenic. And his mother? She's still Catholic.

Ford throws sharp relief, in his character sketches - painfully funny and painfully honest dialogue from the average Irish-American family in Pennsylvania who weather a profound tragedy.

It's a family tragedy told as a comedy seen through Eric's eyes.

And yet, in its own way, it is a play that offers us hope, that shows us that life does go on, no matter the horrible occurrences, or how joyful the celebrations.

A Loss of Color is a coming-out story unfolding in the midst of family tragedy. It also begs the question, 'If your brother killed your parents, would you still invite him to your commitment ceremony?'

The Home For Lost Boys  | Open: 03/04/05 Close: 03/20/05
The Home For Lost Boys appears on the surface to be a tense drama about orphan boys fighting over who has proper ownership of the house they think is theirs. Three boys, under the guidance of their caretaker, are preparing to assume ownership of the house they grew up in when the eldest becomes a legal adult. However, a mysterious boy shows up just days before that happens and claims that the house belonged to his family from year's past and has come to reclaim it. As the action unfolds, and evidence of their families' histories is presented, we soon realize that this clever theatre piece is actually an allegory for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. To further the metaphor, the adults are played by teenagers and vice versa.

Driving To Hawaii  | Open: 02/02/05 Close: 02/06/05
A one-person play, with musical guest Bob Malenky
12 Angry Women  | Open: 01/24/05 Close: 01/25/05
If hell hath no fury like a woman scorned well, imagine a dozen of them at one time! A comedy for women and the men who infuriate them, Featuring sketches, spoofs and solos, this sexy, sassy showcase examines the reasons why many females get burned, get mad, then get even.