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Romantic Fools: An Evening of One-Act Plays 2012 Last Modified: Saturday, May 26, 2012
Romantic Fools: An Evening of One-Act Plays
By Rich Orloff and Jean Lenox Toddie.
A series of seven one act plays, directed by Barbara Morgan, Ann Wilson, Linda Rickel and Mary Hill.
PG-13

Performance Dates:
February 2012

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Program Description:

This showcase for romance consists of the seven short plays "Last-Minute Adjustments", "Bride and Gloom", "Off the Map", "The Stepford Guy", "Can This Marriage Be Saved?", and "Spaghetti Overture" by Rich Orloff, and "The Juice of Wild Strawberries" by Jean Lenox Toddie. The plays, both funny and poignant, offer insightful glimpses into courtship and other affairs of the heart.


Last-Minute Adjustments
By Rich Orloff.
Directed by Ann Wilson.
Cast: Sherryl Watkins, Jessa Thurman, Linda Rickel, Tim Cooper, and Karina Martinez

Synopsis:

From Playscripts:

Moments before birth, a child has second thoughts about leaving the womb. But the team getting him ready won't be stopped!


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Bride and Gloom
By Rich Orloff.
Directed by Linda Rickel.
Cast: Karina Martinez and Alex Robertson

Synopsis:

From Playscripts:

A nervous bride's fear of divorce prevents her from getting married.


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Off the Map
By Rich Orloff.
Directed by Ann Wilson.
Cast: Jessa Thurman, Alex Robertson, and Chris Powers

Synopsis:

From Playscripts:

In a very cold place, a penguin helps a lost couple find direction.


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The Stepford Guy
By Rich Orloff.
Directed by Linda Rickel.
Cast: Ann Wilson and Tom Cooper

Synopsis:

From Playscripts:

A too-good-to-be-true husband drives his wife nuts with his perfection, until he comes up with the perfect answer.


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Can This Marriage Be Saved?
By Rich Orloff.
Directed by Mary Hill.
Cast: Barbara Morgan, Chris Powers, Linda Rickel, and Sherryl Watkins

Synopsis:

From Playscripts:

Such a trial! The human being wants a divorce from God and takes Him to court.


Published by Playscripts, Inc..

The Juice of Wild Strawberries
By Jean Lenox Toddie.
Directed by Barbara Morgan.
Cast: Mary Hill and Chris Biagini

Synopsis:

From Samuel French:

A woman seeks renewal after loss in this touching 35 minute play. Ellie, who has lived on land "flat as an old man's feet" for forty years, packs a satchel, covers the sofa with a sheet and sets out to see what's on the other side of the mountain. She is followed. Is it her husband?

"This gem celebrates life, love and the wisdom that comes with age." Mill Mountain Theatre, Roanoke, VA.


Published by Samuel French.

Spaghetti Overture
By Rich Orloff.
Directed by Mary Hill.
Cast: Karina Martinez and Alex Robertson

Synopsis:

From Playscripts:

When a man tries to convince a woman to marry him, a very large plate of pasta contains a ring of truth.


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Chris Biagini

Tim Cooper

Tom Cooper

Mary Hill

Karina Martinez

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Chris Powers

Linda Rickel

Alex Robertson

Jessa Thurman

Sherryl Watkins

Production Staff
Producers: Barbara Morgan, Ann Wilson, Linda Rickel and Mary Hill
Directors: Barbara Morgan, Ann Wilson, Linda Rickel and Mary Hill

Our Crew
The entire company worked together on all aspects of crew work. Special thanks to Mistie Martinez for assisting with sound and lighting.

Pocket Community Theatre Staff
Production Committee Chair: Cate Thornton
Treasurer: Robert L. Simpson
Office: Margaret Forsyth
Graphic Arts: Neil Richardson
Photography: Neil Richardson
Webmaster: John Lukas
Building Maintenance: Walter Dodson
Publicity: Ann Wilson, Gene Forsyth
Programs: Neil Richardson
OUR SPECIAL THANKS TO:
Hot Springy Dingy
Tom Cooper/Alliance Business Machines
The Pocket Community Theatre Board of Directors
The Hot Springs Sentinel-Record
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The Arkansas Times
The Hot Springs Advertising & Promotion Commission
Dick Antoine at KZNG 1340 AM Hot Springs News/Talk Radio
Cyrie Wright at KVRE 92.9 FM Hot Springs Village Nostalgia Radio

Our apologies to anyone whose name was inadvertantly omitted. A special thanks to all of those who have worked so hard to make Pocket Community Theatre the success it is!!
Ann Wilson


Scenes from Last Minute Adjustments:


Scenes from Bride and Gloom:


Scenes from Off the Map:


Scenes from The Stepford Guy:


Scenes from Can This Marriage Be Saved?:


Scenes from The Juice of Wild Strawberries:


Scenes from Spaghetti Overture: