The people at Pretty Feet Productions bring us great comedy with Who Am I This Time by the phenomenal writer Kurt Vonnegut and Lone Star by James McLure. Directed by Richard Periard and Eric Lunsky, these two One-Act classics will be playing at the Tarragon Theatre Thursday May 20 until Sunday May 30 every Tuesday through Saturday at 8:00pm with Sunday matinee at 2:30pm.
For your chance at winning a pair of tickets to Thursday night’s show, just contact us here at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting the subject line Who Am I This Time/Lone Star. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by calling Tarragon Theatre Box Office at 416-531-1827 or online at tickets.tarragontheatre.com. For more details about this double feature, read excerpts from the press release below.
Who Am I This Time? is an adaption of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s famous short story that has delighted audiences for five decades. The story centers on Harry Nash, a terminally shy hardware store owner who is cast as the notoriously impassioned Stanley Kowalski in the Mask and Wig Drama Society’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire. However Helen, the shy and lonely new girl in town, is cast as Stella and soon falls madly in love with Harry. Or is she really in love with Stanley?
Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is widely considered one of the most in influential American writers of the 20th Century. His novels and short stories blend satire, black comedy, and science fiction with pointed social commentary. His most noted novels include Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat’s Cradle and Breakfast of Champions. Who Am I This Time? has been adapted into a short film and a radio play for BBC.
James McLure’s Lone Star is a comedy about Roy, a Vietnam vet returning home from the war, and his brother Ray, who did not “defend his country”. Join the brothers in their hilarious late night, beer-fueled adventures behind their favorite bar where after enough booze even brothers tell the truth. Lone Star was an off-Broadway hit in the 1980’s that is finding itself all to relevant again with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
James McLure is an American playwright and screenwriter. His off-Broadway productions of Lone Star and Pvt. Wars set the standard for anti-war satire for decades and are still produced today.
This production stars Jonathan Whittaker (Icarus Redux for Open Season Theatre; Dirty Dancing for Mirvish), Morgonn Ewen (Que Sera for Toronto Fringe and New York Fringe; Twelfth Night for Alchemy Theatre), Kurt Spenrath (In A World Created By A Drunken God for Theatre Aquarius; Pericles for Studio Theatre), Heather Dick (Talk Sixty To Me for Oyster Productions), and Richard Periard (Hughie for Moonglow Productions; Taming of the Shrew for Dream Kitchen Theatre). Founded by Richard Periard, PrettyFeet Productions is a Toronto based theatre and film company specializing in short films.
Tickets are available at the Tarragon Theatre Box Office at 416-531-1827, online at tickets.tarragontheatre.com or at the door.