HAWK AND WAYNE'S IT'S A LIVING! and More Set for American Stage Theatre's 'After Hours' Series, Sept 2013
American Stage Theatre Company's "After Hours" Series continue with four events, Hawk and Wayne's It's a Living!, The Betty Fox Band, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, and The Vagina Monologues in September. Details below!
SUNDAY COMEDY SERIES:
Hawk and Wayne's It's a Living!
An improv comedy show based on work experiences
Sunday, September 1 @ 6pm (NEW TIME & NEW SHOW)
Inspired by an audience member's suggestion of their place of employment, Hawk and Wayne will take you through an unscripted, hilarious, improvised stream of consciousness complete with bizarre employees, workplace politics and corporate shenanigans with wit, surrealism and non-stop laughs! First Sunday of every month running through August 2014.
GAVIN HAWK is a native of the Los Angeles area. He trained in improvisation and sketch comedy at The Second City and The Annoyance Theatre in Chicago. In addition to improvisation, he currently serves as Artistic Director of A Simple Theatre in St. Petersburg. Acting credits include Barefoot in the Park and The Foreigner (American Stage), Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (freeFall Theatre), Hate Mail (Studio@620), Cider House Rules: Parts I & II (California Repertory Company), Gross Indecency (Huntington Theatre) and Over the Tavern II: King O' The Moon (Studio Arena/Pittsburgh Public). He is the Associate Professor of Theatre at Eckerd College and a graduate of The Juilliard School. Gavin is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association.
Ricky Wayne trained in sketch comedy and improvisation at the famed Groundlings in Los Angeles. Local theatre credits include Opus with (American Stage), Congratulations, Joe! (A Simple Theatre), and Speed-the-Plow (Tampa Bay Players). Some film credits include Real Steel, The Chaos Experiment, SWAT: Firefight, Free Ride, Love and Honor, and Who is Delsin? Television credits include Revolution, Army Wives, The Glades, Charlie's Angels, Treme, Burn Notice, and the new ABC series, Reckless. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA and Actors' Equity Association and currently is on the Board of Directors for the Gasparilla International Film Festival. He was raised in the San Francisco East Bay.
Together, HAWK AND WAYNE, combine a unique mixture of the Chicago and West Coast long-form improvisation styles through Hawk's training at Second City Chicago and Wayne's training at Los Angeles' Groundlings. They are currently in their fifth year in residence at Tampa Bay's largest Equity theatre company, American Stage in St. Petersburg, where they have done year long runs of their critically acclaimed shows: The Dumb Show, 321, The Memory, and News of the Weird: Live. They have performed at numerous festivals, Comedy Clubs and theaters throughout the Southeast. Like them out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/hawkandwayne. They both founded and are directors/educators of American Stage Education's Intensive Improvisation Program.
Tickets: $10 ticket purchase. Performed in our lobby cabaret, where of course, there will be full cash bar service for all our patrons.
The Ale and the Witch Music Productions Presents: Betty Fox Band
Soul Music that will Leave You Wanting More!
Starring Betty Lou Fox on Vocals, Matt Walker on Guitar, Barry Williams on Bass and Sam Farmer on Drums
Friday, September 13, 2013 (Show runs 7:30 - 9:30pm) ONE NIGHT ONLY
The Betty Fox Band will be on our Mainstage for a night of soulful blues and kick-off our 2013-2014 line-up for our music series. We will have a special "Meet the Artists" from 9:30 to 10pmdirectly after the performance in the lobby cabaret. Concessions and cash bar will be available. Doors open at 7pm. We will have one intermission from 8:30 - 8:45pm.
Tickets: $15 in advance; $18 day of show (General Admission). Special Promotion: Show your ticket or mention promo code, TOOFARGONE at Witches BBQ Den before this show for 50% off your entire dinner bill of the ticket holder.
CABARET COMEDY - DRAMA SERIES:
The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe
by Jane Wagner
Performed by Jonelle Meyer
Take a tour through the galaxy with this off-beat comedy!
TWO NIGHTS ONLY
Saturday, September 14 @ 8 pm
Sunday, September 15 @ 3 pm
A tour through the galaxy guided by a self-proclaimed crazy person, Trudy collects data about life on earth with the help of her "space chums." She uses her umbrella hat (her own invention) to place herself in the minds and bodies of her hosts, transmitting snatches of their lives and then sharing them with the audience. She acts as a sort of consultant to her alien friends, recording all of the data she finds on post-it-notes. This quest through space as written by Jane Wagner and performed by local actress Jonelle Meyer, takes the audience on a journey through the lives of more than a dozen random people and explores the bonds they share.