2 WEEKENDS/2 THEATRES
April 12/13/14/15 and April 19/20/21
IndyFringe Basile and Indy Eleven Theatres.
Playwright: Enid Cokinos A one-act comedy about an aging advice columnist who is inspired by “Miss Manners”. When a just-out-of-college editor takes over the newspaper and implements changes in every department, Mavis is teamed up with a twenty-something blogger to write a brand-new column. What could go wrong?
Warnings: Ages 12 and up, parental guidance suggested
"In the Presence of My Enemies"
Playwright: June McCarty Clair
Sarah’s husband Frank has died unexpectedly, leaving Sarah badly in debt. Frank’s relatives pressure Sarah to assume a large debt for a proper funeral, and Sarah is torn between honoring his family’s wishes and financial practicality. Family secrets and Frank’s true wishes are revealed, and Sarah develops new strength and resilience.
Who’s Minding the Snapper?
Playwright: Kate Duffy Sim
On a remote Irish Island, two priests caring for an “illegitimate” baby find themselves on shaky theological ground and in new and bewildering maternal roles. Can Sean Connery save the day? Cross-gender casting satirizes stereotypes, and the show features a local rap artist. Performed by Clerical Error Productions.
Warnings: PG 13 – some innuendo
Playwright: Megan Ann Jacobs
The muse of comedy, Sebastian, is melancholy, and he wants everyone to know it. In his grief, he terrorizes everyone who draws near successfully. Until Nikki. The battle for mastery of the apartment escalates, as a well-intentioned fiancé, over-bearing landlord, and good old-fashioned police involvement join the fray.
Playwright: Maripat Allen
Young college students, Mike and Becka, are in love and want to get married, but their parents disapprove. Little do they know that Mike’s mother is having an affair with his roommate, that this roommate is Becka’s brother, and that their father is the professor Mike’s mother is investigating, regarding a sex scandal with a student. Love and innocence collide with vanity and hypocrisy when all meet for a parent student dinner in this Me Too era sex farce.
Genre: comedy (farce)
Warnings: mild adult situations
"I Say Tomato, You Say Cheese"
Playwright: MaryAnne Mathews
"I Say Tomato, You Say Cheese" is a funny, bittersweet look at an elderly widower fighting to remain independent as his cognitive abilities are declining. His daughter juggles taking care of him with her job and family, and has to find a solution when a crisis occurs.
Age recommended 12 and over.
This original, one woman shows features the autobiographical journey of a breast cancer survivor. Facing her own mortality at the age of 37, Heather Carver found strength in the clowning career she began two decades earlier. The performance shows that comedy and cancer can and must co-exist as a survival tool.