Season 6 - A Staged Reading
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
Directed by Todd Buranen
Synopsis: The children of Mars are in trouble! Too much Earth television has made all of the Martian kids distracted and withdrawn. Kimar and the leaders of Mars have had enough and consult the wisest Martian on the planet, Chochem, an 800 year old Martian sage for an answer. Chochem advises the council to kidnap Santa Claus and force him to set up a toy factory on Mars so the Martian children will experience the magic of Christmas. Enter Billy and Betty Foster from Earth to help Santa escape back to the North Pole in time to save Christmas. But can they save Santa from the evil Voldar in time? Maybe. But not before they bring laughter, joy, and the Christmas spirit to the children of Mars. Based on one of the “Top Ten Worst Christmas Films Ever Made”, this hysterical stage adaptation of the 1964 cult classic film is a baffling and confusing mixture of science fiction, Christmas cheer, and childish slapstick live on stage!
Written by Laura Gonazalez, Dixie Arthur and Ethel Donati
Directed by Laura Gonzalez and Dan Bullard
Welcome to the Annual Witches Ball! However festive as it is, there is trouble brewing among the witches in attendance. The jealousy, the pettiness, and the threats creep into the ball resulting in the demise of one of the witches. Enter Dracula, private detective, to solve the crime.
An original play written by Orcutt Community Stage Write Group will keep you laughing, singing, and guessing - who done it?
Just Passing - A Staged Reading
Written by Candyce Columbus
"Just Passing" is a drama-comedy with music. Three siblings of a dysfunctional family meet for their mother's funeral along with other family members. Old resentments are brought to the fore and secrets revealed as the action flashes back to the father's funeral thirty years earlier... as mom watches all of this unfold from the hereafter!
Directed by Alan Sutterfield
A 1993 play by Neil Simon. It focuses on the star and writers of a TV comedy-variety show in the 1950s, inspired by Simon's own early career experience as a junior writer (along with his brother Danny) for Your Show of Shows and Caesar's Hour.
**This play contains some adult language PARENTAL DISCRETION is advised.**
In FLAME THROWERS AND BEAN COUNTERS an older couple attends a resort time share presentation in order to get the "free" helicopter ride, the promised incentive for listening to a 90-minute sales presentation. Dustin makes his wife, Valeria, vow that they will not buy, no matter what, but the couple face an experienced salesman in a sales slump backed by a corporate hotshot and sales team desperately using every hard-sell tactic they know to make the sale.