OutCast Productions 2015 Season Tickets
We are excited to offer you our new season of enticing and thought-provoking theater at the Black Box!! Season Tickets save over 10% from regular cost!!
Student/Senior price is $50 for the four show season.
Adult price is $66 for the four show season.In addition,if we offer any off-season extras, season ticket holders are eligible for a special discount.
NICKEL AND DIMED by Joan Holden, based on "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America" by Barbara Ehrenreich
Directed by K. Sandy O'Brien March 6-21
Can a middle-aged, middle-class woman survive, when she suddenly has to make beds all day in a hotel and live on $7 an hour? Maybe. But one $7-an-hour job won't pay the rent: she'll have to do back-to-back shifts, as a chambermaid and a waitress. This isn't the first surprise for acclaimed author Barbara, who set out to research low-wage life firsthand, confident she was prepared for the worst. Barbara Ehrenreich's best-seller about her odyssey is vivid and witty, yet always deeply sobering. Joan Holden's stage adaptation is a focused comic epic shadowed with tragedy. Barbara is prepared for hard work but not, at 55, for double shifts and nonstop aches and pains; for having to share tiny rooms, live on fast food because she has no place to cook, beg from food pantries, gulp handfuls of Ibuprofen because she can't afford a doctor; for failing, after all that, to make ends meet; or for constantly having to swallow humiliation. The worst, she learns, is not what happens to the back or the knees: it's the damage to the heart. The bright glimpses of Barbara's co-workers that enliven the book become indelible portraits: Gail, the star waitress pushing fifty who can no longer outrun her troubles; Carlie, the hotel maid whose rage has burned down to disgust; Pete, the nursing home cook who retreats into fantasy; Holly, terrified her pregnancy will end her job as Team Leader at Magic Maids, and with it her 50-cent raise. These characters wage their life struggles with a gallantry that humbles Barbara, and the audience. The play shows us the life a third of working Americans now lead, and makes us angry that anyone should have to live it. "undeniably provocativeOne can't see this stage version without questioning an economy in which poor people subsidize the lifestyle of the middle and upper classes." Variety. "A rare example of theater that tries to open people's eyes to the way life is lived in the real worldand maybe even rouse them to action." Time Magazine.
IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY by Sarah Ruhl
Directed by Ned Farley May 8-23
In a seemingly perfect, well-to-do Victorian home, proper gentleman and scientist Dr. Givings has innocently invented an extraordinary new device for treating "hysteria" in women (and occasionally men): the vibrator. Adjacent to the doctor's laboratory, his young and energetic wife tries to tend to their newborn daughterand wonders exactly what is going on in the next room. When a new "hysterical" patient and her husband bring a wet nurse and their own complicated relationship into the doctor's home, Dr. and Mrs. Givings must examine the nature of their own marriage, and what it truly means to love someone. "A play that's smart, delicate and very, very funny!" - New York Post. "If Henrik Ibsen and Oscar Wilde had decided to collaborate on a post-modern drawing-room comedy, the hotsy-totsy twosome surely would have turned out something very much like Sarah Ruhl's genuinely hysterical new work" TheatreMania
THE PILLOWMAN by Martin McDonagh
Directed by Katie Woodzick July 10-25
With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm, THE PILLOWMAN centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art. "Energizinga blindingly bright black comedy[what makes] the unsettling and exhilarating new play from Mr. McDonaghso gripping as theater is how narrative art becomes the play's and the character's very life blood." NY Times. "A complex tale about life and art, about fact and illusion, about politics, society, cruelty and creativity." Financial Times.
LOOPED by Matthew Lombardo The Northwest Premiere
Directed by Sean Brennan September 18 October 3
LOOPED tells the story of internationally celebrated actress Tallulah Bankhead as she is called into a sound studio in 1965 to re-record (or "loop") one line of dialogue for what would be her last film, the dreadful Die, Die My Darling. Southern, but by no means a belle, Bankhead was known for her wild partying and convention-defying exploits that outshone even today's celebrity bad girls. Given her inebriated state (and inability to loop the line perfectly), what ensues is a hilarious showdown between an uptight and conservative sound editor, Danny Miller, and the outrageous star.
Black Box Theater at Whidbey Island Fairgrounds (View)
819 Camano Avenue
Langley, WA 98260
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