I’m so excited to ring in the new! Here it is, another show. Going back to the satirical and wicked comedy we love, Gilda Shedstecker Presents! is in production on a Christopher Durang double feature. Coming in April, we pair the one-act plays The Actor’s Nightmare with Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You. GSP! last performed Durang with The Baby with the Bathwater two seasons ago.
GSP! is delighted beyond words to empower Jacki Dietz in her directorial debut with The Actor’s Nightmare, a comic exploration of that moment every actor has experienced: the dread dream of going on stage and having no clue what the show is! With the marvelous ensemble cast of Benjamin Seeley, Ellen Fox, Patrice Rittenhouse, Linda Alexander-Radak, and Roman Feemster, and stage managed by Dana Marshall, the foibles and flubs of The Actor’s Nightmare will leave the audience gasping with laughter.
Following is director Doug Tennant’s Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, featuring Joey Anderson, Benjamin Seeley, Jacki Dietz, Tiffeny Brown, and Roman Feemster, and starring Holly Barstow Riley as the nun who has the answer to all life’s problems. If the children are unhappy it’s because they didn’t follow her simple rules! A comedy like no other, Sister Mary has been called Durang’s most ferociously funny work and was a film starring Diane Keaton. Stage manager is voodoo queen Linda Alexander-Radak.
The shows open April 10 and run the 11, 17, and 18 for four performances at the Kathleen Howland Theatre in Canton, OH. Parental discretion is advised. Like our Facebook page for updates and more info!