Thursday, 23 June 2016 02:31

Tennessee Williams UNSCRIPTED

Written by Cathy Wayne
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Ryan Smith, Lauren Rose Lewis, and Nick Massouh Photo by Sasha A. Venola Ryan Smith, Lauren Rose Lewis, and Nick Massouh Photo by Sasha A. Venola





A Completely Improvised Play in the Style of Tennessee Williams

Directed by Brian Lohmann

If you have never seen the Impro Theatre companys productions, you are in for a treat, and the Falcon Theatre is the place to be. Each evening is “one time only” entertainment, and is sparked on by suggestions from that nights audience. In this case, we are treated to a play in the style of Tennessee Williams, slow southern drawls, hot summer nights, sexual turmoil, family tensions, bourbon and rum cocktails. Doesn’t that sound like fun? Well it was!

This particular evening, the company requested a specific month of the year (August) and an animal (Bear), location is Atlanta, and from there a play was born. The Cast varies from show to show, and this evening we were fortunate to see Kari Coleman, Kelly Holden Bashar, Mike McShane, Dan O’Connor, Edi Patterson, Ryan Smith, and Brian Lohmann who also is the talented director the Improv Theatre company. All of these actors have tremendous improvisational and dramatic resumes and bring characters to life right in front of our eyes, with lighting and sound coordinating with what the actors are doing on stage. There is comedy, drama and the essence of Tennessee Williams, all of which gives us a thoroughly entertaining evening. As you know, Tennessee Williams is best known for “A Streetcar Named Desire”, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, and “The Glass Menagerie”.

Now as I said, each performance is a one-of-a-kind, so you can go back again and again, and you will see a different show. Enjoy the evening. It’s loads of fun. “Laissez le bon temp roulet” - let the good times roll.


Cast: Kari Coleman, Lisa Fredrickson, Kelly Holden Bashar, Brian Michael Jones, Stephen Kearin, Lauren Rose Lewis, Brian Lohmann, Nick Massouh, Jo McGinley, Mike McShane, Dan O’Connor, Edi Patterson, Ryan Smith, Michele Spears, Floyd VanBuskirk
Director: Brian Lohmann
Scenic Designer: Michael C. Smith
Costumer Designer: Sandra Burns
Lighting Designer: Leigh Allen
Stage Manager/Technical Improviser: Madison Goff
Assistant Stage Manager/Technical Improviser: Alex Caan
Production Assistant: Emily Rose Jacobson
Technical Director: Mike Jespersen
Graphic Design: Matt Buchholtz


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