Dramatic Repertory Company Presents the Maine Premiere FABULOSO
Dramatic Repertory Company (Keith Powell Beyland, Artistic Director) presents the Maine Premiere FABULOSO by John Kolvenbach, directed by Daniel Burson, playing March 8 - 17, 2019. This premiere production will be presented at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave.
The production includes DRC veterans Peter Brown (Equivocation, DRC), Christopher Holt (Year of the Rooster, DRC), Janice O'Rourke (The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence, DRC), and Bess Welden (Gidion's Knot, DRC), directed by Daniel Burson (A Number, DRC).
In this unique DRC production, the actors will alternate roles during the performance schedule.
Kate works in a bank. Teddy is an uninspired kids' soccer coach. They are feeling trapped in an ordinary apartment and their ordinary marriage. Then Teddy's long-lost friend Arthur arrives after a 20-year absence. He bursts into their home with nonstop games, ruses, schemes, not to mention knives, songs, cocktails for all, and his wildly dramatic fiancée, Samantha. FABULOSO is a madcap and surprisingly touching farce about the pleasures of bedlam and the far-from-ordinary feeling of being needed. DRC's production of this zany comedy even more delightful chaos: the cast will switch roles each night.
"This high-energy farce is good for more than laughs. It succeeds where so many fail because of an unusually effective emotional component that's just touching enough. It's perfect ballast for the madcap farcical elements, which are executed with precision and a pounding heart. FABULOSO is near-perfect summer entertainment. Playwright John Kolvenbach keeps you guessing while you're laughing. He's a playwright's playwright, sending his well-drawn characters down a carefully plotted structure that reveals its craft only in hindsight." - Eye Weekly (Canada)
Now Playing in March 8 - 17, 2019 at the Studio Theater at Portland Stage, 25A Forest Ave. March 8 - 10 at 7:30pm, March 12 - 17, 2018 at 7:30pm. Tickets for Fabuloso range from $10 - $25 with Premium Tickets also available. Tickets are available now from Brown Paper Tickets --online at www.dramaticrep.org or by phone at 800-838-3006.
DRC will also continue its FuturePatrons program in 2018/2019. With FuturePatrons, theatre-goers 25 and under can see DRC shows for FREE!! Theatre is habit forming, and DRC wants to be a catalyst. DRCs innovative program strives to help build the next generation of theatre-goers. FuturePatron tickets are available day-of only, and require government-issued photo ID as proof of age. Seating is first-come, first-served and subject to availability.
Dramatic Repertory Company aims to make a dramatic difference in the community. DRC continues to establish a burgeoning reputation for provocative and professional productions. DRC intends to produce new and overlooked works that otherwise may never be seen in Maine, as well as provide fresh perspectives on classic works.