World Premier of Unearthly Comedy Rings in New Year at SOBTC
Local playwright Erin Danly has scripted an effervescent new age comedy reminiscent of the best of Noel Coward. Erin is a favorite contributor to South of Broadway’s “Second Sundays at Seven” playwriting workshop and its annual “Play Fest.”
The play, called “It’s Time to Bring Back Charlie,” is set in modern day NYC. Director, David Detwiler is trying to produce a play written by his late hero: Charlie Hasker. Things are looking good. Half of the money has already been put up by the wealthy father of his girlfriend, Tia, with the understanding his daughter will star. Unfortunately, as it turns out…Tia is a terrible actress!
Should he keep Tia and put on a bad play? Or get rid of her and, without her father’s money, put on no play? The question is supernaturally resolved when David inadvertently conjures his hero Charlie while flipping through a book on psychic arts. The thing is, Charlie seems to have his own agenda. So David has to wrangle a dead playwright and a bad actress, and then, to make matters worse, his best friend is packing up to move to Phoenix.
You won’t want to miss this smartly written (PG-rated), engaging new play directed by SOBTC veteran, Linda Eisen (“Playboy of the Western World,” “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers,” “Season to Season,” “The Sisters Rosensweig.”)
The cast features some newcomers to SOBTC: Nancy Fiedler (Jocasta), Kate Tooley (Christie) and recent New Jersey transplant, Actors’ Equity veteran, Tony Zazella as David. SOBTC favorites: Elizabeth Mears (“Playboy of the Western World,” “The Nance,”) returns as “Tia,” and Mark Poremba (“You Oughta Be In Pictures,” “Dirty Blonde,” “Playboy of the Western World”) as Charlie Hasker.
All performances are at South of Broadway Theatre Company, 1080 E. Montague Avenue (in the Olde Village Park Circle Area), North Charleston, 29405
January 8, 9, 10, 12, 15, 16, 17 at 7:30 PM and January 11 & 18 at 3PM. All tickets are $20.00.