Sandy Actors Theatre Art Shows
2011 - 2012 SEASON
A Season of Comedy, Drama and Redemption
Bill W. and Dr. Bob by Stephen Bergman and Janet Surrey
Thursday 9/15 Art show opens with the play preview…The deadline for submissions will be about August 15th So we need to get going on this one!. 9/16 - 10/16 (Additional Sunday performance on last weekend)
In 1929, New York stockbroker Bill Wilson plunged hard with the stock market crash and became a desperate alcoholic. Through amazing events, Wilson met Ohio surgeon Dr. Bob Smith, an alcoholic for 30 years who operated with crushing hangovers. Together with their wives, who went on to develop Al-Anon Family Groups, their discoveries have touched and saved countless lives.
"The play is not only entertaining; it is a powerful portrayal of the start of one of the most remarkable events of all time-the birth of AA!" Robert Lindsey, president National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, Inc.
Note: This play does not imply endorsement or approval from Alcoholics Anonymous World Services Inc.
“Lift Me Up”… Conveys an uplifting theme….hope, strength, charity, faith, love and empowerment.
A Tuna Christmas by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears, Ed Howard
Thursday 11/17 Art show opens with the play preview 11/18 - 12/18 (Additional Sunday performance on last weekend)
It's Christmas in the third smallest town in Texas. Radio station OKKK news personalities Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie report various, zany Yuletide activities, including hot competition in the lawn display contest. Many colorful, wacky Tuna denizens appear to join in the holiday high jinx. This play is a pure delight for all ages, a great way to celebrate the holidays.
“Gifts”… An open show.
Marvin's Room by Scott McPherson
Thursday 2/9 Art show opens with the play preview 2/10 - 3/4
Drama Desk award for Best Play. This is a hilarious and wondrous story of one woman's commitment to her family. Bessie believes that giving such love has enriched and rewarded her life, even as she has to face her own loss and pain. Rich characters that will amuse and at times shock you.
This art show is open to suggestions…artists any ideas?
A Barrel Full of Pennies by John Patrick, author of The Curious Savage
Thursday 4/5 Art show opens with the play preview 4/6 - 4/29
If you love the plot of You Can't Take It With You, you are going to love this play. This lighthearted, joyfully zany comedy concerns a lovable and outrageous family with a penchant for taking in all of the stray dogs, ducks, birds - and people- whose paths cross theirs. Yes, there will be several live well-trained dogs on stage to make this a delightful evening for all ages.“Menagerie…. Groups or collections ( a menagerie of items) , animals from the zoo or circus, or a collection of animals, strange people…
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire
Thursday 5/31 Art show opens with the play preview 6/1 - 6/24Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for Best Play of the Year. A life shattering accident turns Becca and Howie Corbett's life upside down. A bittersweet search for comfort in the darkest of hours. (OK for teenagers.)Real Life” … Still-life, landscape and portrait…real not surreal.
In addition to these opportunities we have our annual theme show at the Sandy Library in April. We need to come up with a theme. Perhaps you can think of something that fits the NEWLY IMPROVED and REMODLED theme.
Or ??????? Give it some thought over the summer, then we can choose a theme at the October meeting.