Buck Creek Players to Feature THINGS MY MOTHER TAUGHT ME, A DICKENS' CHRISTMAS CAROL and More in 2014-15
The Buck Creek Players have announced their 41st season of quality theater in 2014-2015. All performances will be held at the Buck Creek Playhouse on the southeast side of Indianapolis at 11150 Southeastern Avenue.
The season will begin with Things My Mother Taught Me, a comedy with heart and humor by Katherine DiSavino, October 3, 4, 10 and 11, 2014 at 8 p.m., and October 5 and 12, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Open Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, August 4 and 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. The production is directed by Heather Aislynn Johns
Olivia and Gabe are moving into their first apartment together. They've just packed up all of their belongings and driven halfway across the country, to start a new life together in Chicago. Their moving day doesn't go exactly as planned, though, and things become slightly more complicated when all of their parents show up to help! Can a two bedroom apartment contain all of the love, laughs, worry and wisdom that's about to happen? This brand new comedy from the author of Nana's Naughty Knickers takes a generational look at relationships, and how sometimes parents are passing their best lessons on to their children without even meaning to. Funny and touching, this one will make you laugh out loud and fall in love all over again.
Next is A Dickens' Christmas Carol, a traveling travesty in two tumultuous acts by Mark Landon Smith, December 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2014 at 8 p.m., and December 7, 14 and 21, 2014 at 2:30 p.m. Open Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, October 6 and 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. The production is directed by Ken Kern.
This holiday season, prepare yourself for a completely different adaptation of the classic, A Christmas Carol. From the bonny shores of England comes a stuffy old travelling troupe embarking on their fifteenth annual farewell tour of the Dickens' tale. The company diva pretends to be ill, certain the production will be cancelled. However, much to her shock and rage, the show does go on without her! Roles are shuffled at the last minute and the understudy finds herself center stage. Mayhem ensues as this professional company scrambles to keep the show going and everything that could possibly go wrong does...to hilarious, ridiculous results!
Cold Storage, a play about life and learning by Ronald Ribman, will run January 30, 31; February 6 and 7, 2015 at 8 p.m., and February 1 and 8, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Open Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, December 8 & 9, 2014 at 7 p.m. The production is directed by Bernard Wurger.
This intimate masterpiece and dark comedy examines health care and end-of-life issues at a cancer hospital. This cynical, life-affirming, and absurdly humorous Dramatists Guild award-winning play focuses on two patients at Hope Memorial Hospital, as they coax and banter their way toward the meaning of life.
A Few Good Men, a captivating military courtroom drama by Aaron Sorkin, will run March 27, 28; April 3 and 4, 2015 at 8 p.m., and March 29 and April 5, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Open Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, February 2 & 3, 2015 at 7 p.m. The production is directed by Melissa DeVito.
First produced on Broadway in 1989 and inspiring an Academy Award-nominated film of the same name, Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men tells the story of military lawyers at a court-martial who uncover a high-level conspiracy in the course of defending their clients, two United States Marines accused of murder . Based on events that took place at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in July 1986, A Few Good Men is a riveting courtroom drama that investigates both the nature of our military mentality and the Marine code of honor.
The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a Tony Award-winning musical comedy by William Finn & Rachel Sheinkin, will run June 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 and 20, 2015 at 8 p.m., and June 7, 14 and 21, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. Open Auditions will be held Monday and Tuesday, March 30 & 31, 2015 at 7 p.m. The production is directed by D. Scott Robinson.
Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hilarious tale of overachievers' angst chronicling the experience of six adolescent outsiders vying for the spelling championship of a lifetime. The show's Tony Award winning creative team has created the unlikeliest of hit musicals about the unlikeliest of heroes: a quirky yet charming cast of outsiders for whom a spelling bee is the one place where they can stand out and fit in at the same time.
The Music Man will be presented as The 2015 BCP Play-A-Part Fundraiser. A Broadway musical classic by Meredith Willson, The Music Man will run Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8 p.m., Saturday, August 1, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. & 8 p.m., and Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. The production will be directed by D. Scott Robinson
Quickly becoming a BCP audience favorite, the Play-A-Part Fundraisers separate themselves from The Playhouse's traditional productions in that all roles are "won" through an online silent auction with no required auditions! Veteran musical theater performers join first-timers to give this classic musical a comedic twist much like The Carol Burnett Show. An affectionate paean to Smalltown, U.S.A. of a bygone era, Meredith Willson's The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill as he cons the people of River City, Iowa into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys' band he vows to organize - this despite the fact he doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash are foiled when he falls for Marian the librarian, who transforms him into a respectable citizen by curtain's fall.
For more information or directions to the playhouse, visit the theater's website at www.buckcreekplayers.com.