Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
at the Geyer Performing Arts Center
by Eddie McPherson
Mrs. Brown is a sophisticated lady from a large metropolitan area who is working on her Ph.D. She has moved to the tiny hamlet of Hoke's Bluff for a one-year study of rural school life. Once she arrives, she discovers she is quite the fish out of water; Mrs. Brown is used to schools equipped with state-of-the-art computer labs and up-to-date technology. At Hoke’s Bluff, however, high tech is an intercom system consisting of an aluminum can with a piece of string attached.
On the first day of school, the sheriff shows up looking for leads to cow-tipping pranks which were pulled all summer on area pasture land. Mrs. Brown discovers right away her task of studying "these people" may be more than she bargained for.
But as relationships are built, Mrs. Brown not only teaches her students a few lessons, but she learns a few of her own. And when Clyde, the school janitor, has eyes for her, she also discovers that there’s more on these people’s minds than just cow tipping.
Rehearsals: Fridays, 1:00-4:00 Sept. 5-Dec. 4
Saturday, May 3, 2008
DIRECTIONS:S to Geyer Performing
Travel on 119 S and exit at the Scottdale exit.
At the top of the ramp bear to the right onto PA 819 S.
Travel approximately 2.5 miles on 819 S (There is one tricky spot where it looks like a fork in the road-stay on 819 S by bearing to the left)
At the first stoplight you come to, turn right and the theatre is immediately on your left.
(At the light you will see a National City Drive-thru Bank on your left and a Sheetz diagonally to your left.)
PARKING: You may use the metered parking along
Directions to free lot: 1. As you are traveling along 819 S after you have entered Scottdale, you will notice a
If you park near the Rite-Aid store you will just need to walk between the two banks to get to
If you are just dropping off your children, I would avoid stopping directly in front of the theatre as there is an intersection right behind you and it could cause an accident. There is a parking lot for the Scottdale Bank and Trust on your right a little further up the street. I'm sure it would be okay to pull into a parking place for a few seconds to let your children exit your car. If you do pull into the Bank and Trust lot, travel straight ahead and bear slightly to your right to get to the free lot.
1. I agree to attend all scheduled rehearsals and performances, giving 24-hour notice if unable to attend, or as soon as possible in the case of an emergency. I realize that if I have any unexcused absences(an absence where I did not contact the director) or 2 excused absences, the director has the right to give my part to another actor for the good of the team. An absence is excused in the event that the actor is too ill to come to class. Other absences may be excused at the discretion of the director.
[NOTE: Early departure from and late arrivals to scheduled rehearsals count as an absence if it adversely affects rehearsals.]
2. I agree to come to rehearsals on time and prepared, which includes bringing all necessary items to rehearsals (script, pencils, good attitude), and memorizing lines and cues by the assigned deadlines.
3. I agree to encourage and uplift my fellow cast/crew members and Arts in Unison instructors so that as a team we can communicate a positive message to those who come in contact with us on and off stage.
4. PARENTS: I/we agree to provide transportation to and from rehearsals, as well as to provide support to our child to fulfill their responsibilities to the cast/crew of the production.
Comedy. By John McGreevey. Based on the book by Alyene Porter.
For the minister's family, growing up has tribulations that most children escape. They can't roller skate in public because some of the parishioners object. The boys cannot protect their cotton patch from a gang of "toughs" because their father opposes fighting. The daughters of the richest parishioners try to make the preacher's sons date them (or else!). The troublemaker, Miss Jonas, even objects to Alyene reciting poems by Shakespeare. Weaving through all this is a delightful boy/girl complication in which two brothers want to date the same girl while their sister is being courted by a would-be musician.
FALL SHOW--December 11-12