FOURPLAY- A Night of One Acts
Directed by Mark Bucher, Paul Madden, Tom Dillon
FOURPLAY will be the opening production in the Ensemble's stellar line-up of scripts which includes Evan Smith's wholly entertaining comedy THE SAVANNAH DISPUTATION, Gina Gionfriddo's romantic romp BECKY SHAW, and Luigi Pirandello's puzzler RIGHT YOU ARE! (IF YOU THINK YOU ARE!). Both SAVANNAH DISPUTATION and BECKY SHAW are Milwaukee premieres.
In FOURPLAY, the Boulevard (Milwaukee's pioneer neighborhood theatre) has hand-picked four exquisitely crafted comedies to open its “Silver Anniversary Season,” and these comic cameos include celebrated East Coast playwright John Patrick Shanley's early, charming tribute to young love entitled THE RED COAT as well as Elaine Jarvik's reflection on matrimonial bliss DEAD RIGHT.
Both THE RED COAT (featuring Hugh Blewett, Keigan Vannoy) and DEAD RIGHT (featuring Barbara Weber and Mark Ninneman) are Milwaukee premieres and both will showcase the directing debut of Milwaukee actor Paul Madden. Madden won acclaim for his acting work in previous Boulevard productions (STATIONS OF THE CROSS, THE MARRIAGE OF BETTE & BOO, ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL).
FOURPLAY's program of plays includes two scripts which have been produced previously in Milwaukee and which have proven themselves Milwaukee audience favorites: David Ives' frenetic frolic of public “pick-up” SURE THING and Harold Pinter's deviously clever marital indictment THE LOVER. SURE THING will be enacted by two Milwaukee favorites (Brooke Wegner, Ken Dillon) while THE LOVER presents an equally impressive two-handed cast (Ericka Wade, Jason Wills). Local actor/writer Tom Dillon makes his directing debut with SURE THING and Boulevard's Artistic Director Mark Bucher tackles THE LOVER.
Dillon has appeared countless times with the Boulevard (AS BEES IN HONEY DROWN, THE LAST DAYS OF JUDAS ISCARIOT, MRS. FARNSWORTH, THE DAYS OF WINE & ROSES) as well as many other theatres (Windfall, Dramatists Theatre, etc.) and is a recognized face amongst Milwaukee audiences.
Produced by Boulevard Ensemble Studio Theatre at Boulevard Theatre, 2252 South Kinnickinnic Ave, Milwaukee WI
Performances: July 28 - September 5, 2010
Tuesday, July 27th @ 7:30 pm
("Pay What You Can" Night!)*
*Pay What You Can
(No set ticket charge. Each "admission" is a pure donation)
“FOURPLAY”: First week:
Wednesday, July 28th @ 7:30 pm (Opening Night)
Thursday, July 29th @ 7:30 pm
Friday, July 30th @ 8 pm
Saturday, July 31st @ 8 pm
Sunday, August 1st @ 4 pm
“FOURPLAY”: Second week:
Saturday, August 7th @ 8 pm
Sunday, August 8th @ 4 pm
“FOURPLAY”: Third week:
Saturday, August 14th @ 8pm
Sunday, August 15th @ 4 pm
“FOURPLAY”: Fourth week:
Saturday, August 21st @ 8 pm
Sunday, August 22nd @ 4 pm
“FOURPLAY”: Fifth week:
Saturday, August 28th @ 8 pm
Sunday, August 29th @ 4pm
“FOURPLAY”: Sixth week (CLOSING WEEK)*:
Friday, September 3rd @ 8pm
Saturday, September 4th @ 8pm
Sunday, September 5th @ 4 pm
Notes on this production:
Please note the Sunday matinee performance time has been (temporarily, for this production only) set back to a 4 pm start time. This enables guests & patrons to still enjoy the waning days of summer and yet still enjoy an early performance on a "school night," so to speak.
Also, please note ...
*Boulevard Ensemble's season subscribers, lifetime subscribers and friends of the company are welcome to utilize season subscriptions, lifetime memberships and guest/comp passes during the first five weeks of this production.
No subscription, membership, guest pass or comp is valid for the final sixth week (September 3-5).
Thank you for your understanding and assistance in our "soft" campaign to serve our wonderful subscribers, lifeime members, and other guests while saving 'last-minute' room for new friends and future supporters of the Boulevard.
Ticket Prices: Tickets are $20 and all performances will be at the Boulevard's charming studio space at 2252 South Kinnickinnic. Call the 24-hour ticket line @ 414.744.5757. Please visit our website (always under construction) at: www.boulevardtheatre.com for additional information.
Season subscriptions increase savings and expand patron flexibility and are available only through July 28, 2010.