Lakewood Theatre Company presents: Inspecting Carol, Nov. 1 - Dec. 8, 2013
| Click here to Purchase Tickets || | Nov. 1 - Dec. 8, 2013, Directed by Don Alder. Ticket Prices: $32/adults, $30.00/Senior. Discounts for students and groups. Special WOW performance (Wine on Wednesday) - Nov 20 at 7:30 PM with tickets at $25 for ages 35 and under!
by Daniel Sullivan and the Seattle Repertory Company
Get your holiday cheer on with this hilarious, madcap comedy! Behind the scenes of a struggling theatre’s annual slapdash production of A Christmas Carol, rehearsals are at a standstill. Tim is no longer Tiny, Scrooge wants to do the play in Spanish (Feliz Navidad), and their funding is on hold pending a government inspection. This laugh out loud spoof makes for a night at the theatre that is anything but show business as usual. Parental advisory: The show is recommended for ages 13 and up, contains mild profanity.
The show is sponsored by DEUR Counsel, LLC.
Performances continue through December 8 with the following schedule: Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 PM; Sundays at 7:00 PM (November 3, 10 & 17) and Sunday matinees at 2:00 PM (November 10, 24 and December 1 & 8). There is no performance on Thanksgiving but there are two Wednesday performances at 7:30 PM on November 20 and December 4.
WOW performance: Wednesday at 7:30 on November 20, 2013. At this Wednesday performance the theatre is continuing a new program called WOW: 25-35. For people 35 and under tickets are priced at $25 each. One hour prior to performance there will be a complimentary wine tasting hosted by World Class Wines. Come enjoy Wine on Wednesday (WOW) paired with a show at a discounted price.
The theatre is located at Lakewood Center for the Arts, 368 S. State Street in Lake Oswego. Ticket prices are $32/adults and $30/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. CLICK HERE to order tickets securely online.
The Story: The Soapbox Theatre Company is led by Zorah (Margie Boulé), a feisty Lithuanian beauty, who runs the company alone after her husband hanged himself as the result of a bad review. The troupe is starting four days of rehearsals for their holiday cash cow, A Christmas Carol, when she learns the National Endowment for the Arts won’t be renewing the $30,000 grant her theatre needs to stay open and that she and the other founding members may be personally liable for all outstanding debts.
One hope remains: The NEA is sending an inspector to render a last-minute judgement that could restore the grant. So when hapless Wayne Wellacre (Alan King) shows up, says he has an audition appointment, and proves horribly inept as an actor, Zorah and stage manager Kevin (David Sargent) judge this sad sack so unlikely to be a budding thespian that he must be the inspector.
Further complicating matters is eccentric Larry (Gary Powell), the company’s Scrooge, who performed the entire role in Spanish last year to protest the U.S. role in South America. Needless to say, the troupe is not thrilled to have him back — especially when he says he has new ideas for the show. (One of them includes questioning Tiny Tim’s sexuality.)
As the show rehearses, Wayne, the new actor, begins to offer suggestions. What Wayne wants, Wayne gets. When he expresses a tentative opinion on staging, Zorah grits her teeth and agrees. It isn’t long before the left-of-liberal Larry maneuvers Wayne into doing a free-wheeling rewrite of the script. Groveling in several delicious ways to please him, the troupe ends up putting on a dress-rehearsal performance of A Christmas Carol so disastrous that it could have been imagined only by veteran stagehands.
LTC’s production of Inspecting Carol is directed by Don Alder. Stage design is by Jeff Seats, Lighting design is by Kurt Herman, and costume design is by Patricia J. Rohrbach. The stage manager is Michael DeMaio and the producer is Kay Vega.
Ticket prices are $32/adults and $30/seniors. Other discounts are available for students and groups. For additional information and tickets, call the Lakewood Box Office at (503) 635-3901 or to securely order online click below.
| Click here to Purchase Tickets | Nov. 1 - Dec. 8, 2013, Directed by Don Alder. Ticket Prices: $32/adults, $30.00/Senior. Discounts for students and groups. Special WOW performance (Wine on Wednesday) - Nov 20 at 7:30 PM with tickets at $25 for ages 35 and under!
Nov. 1 - Dec. 8, 2013