IF IT’S ENTERTAINING, IT’S TATER PATCH!
The Tater Patch Players is a busy, active community theater troupe which produces five-main stage productions annually. Beginning in 2013, we are adding movie nights and other theater programs. We are conveniently located at 95 Philadelphia Lane in Jasper, Georgia.
Our theater, complete with presentation equipment, great acoustics and comfortable seating for over 100, can be a great location for YOUR group to hold meetings, workshops or other get-togethers. Enjoy the website and learn more about us. If you have a show or an act you would like to produce at our theater, or if you wish to discuss renting all or part of our theater for an activity, please get in touch at email@example.com or 706-253-2800.
No Sex Please, We’re British!
The second show of our season opens March 7 and runs for eight performances. Where Lion in Winter is a dense tapestry of humor, history and drama, No Sex Please, We’re British is a hilarious (and titillating) farce in the tradition of Benny Hill. There will be a laugh a minute, as the young couple are settling in to their new home. She orders some tasteful Swedish glassware….. but what she gets instead are Swedish “naughty pictures”. You all know how hard it is to get off a mailing list, right? Well this mailing mayhem gets even worse — she has, it seems, unwittingly signed up for a subscription, and the “glassware” just keeps on arriving. And to top it off, the couple — he is a bank manager — live in the flat above the bank, and all sorts of co-workers AND the boss drop in. They are running out of places to hide the “glassware”…. and then his mother comes for a “visit”…. with enough luggage to promise a very lengthy stay. The situations and the humor build and build until you, in the audience, will be crying with laughter. If you liked Lend Me a Tenor, you’re going to LOVE No Sex Please, We’re British.
Stan O’Kelley is directing this comic tour-de-force. His cast is:
Peter Hunter – John Murphy
Francis Hunter – Marie Stoney
Brian Runnicles - Colby Jones
Leslie Bromhead – Kenneth Farmer
Eleanor Hunter – Ginny Slifcak
Arnold Needham – Andy Kippenhan
Superintendent Paul – Greg Valley
Susan – Alicia Moore
Barbara – Dezarea Jones
Off stage Voices:
Bob Countryman – delivery man 1
Patrick Hall – delivery man 2
Alecia Moore – recep, tv
Stage Manager — Thomas Craven
for more great shows!
We will be hosting a Special Production of Lanford Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning Talley’s Folly. Set in 1944, in a rundown Victorian boathouse in Lebanon, Mo., the story follows Matt Friedman a St. Louis accountant. He’s come to propose to Sally Talley, a nurse’s aide. They have a history: a one-week secret courtship the summer before. But Sally has decided she and Matt are too different. He’s 42, Jewish and exuberant, bordering on goofy. She’s 31, Protestant and uptight, tending toward chilly. But there’s common ground. They’re also both broken souls and misfits – she’s a family black sheep; he’s adrift and alone. This show will come to our theater on April 4, 5, and 6.
The Savannah Disputation is another Tater Patch Special Production. The cast for the play is Whit Davies, Thelma Cagle, Pat Northcutt and Tracy Gibson. This is a witty play about theology, Southerners and sisters, sure to delight you on many levels. A reviewer called it “drenched in southern charm, infused with a pinch of hellfire”. Come laugh with and at these ladies of old Savannah. It will be performed on April 25, 26, 27 and May 2, 3, 4.
Play On! is our third main stage production. This is a wildly entertaining comedy about a Community Theater and their struggles to put on a play.Director Alex Nawrocki will hold auditions for that on March 22 from 5-7PM and March 23 from 6-8PM for the June production. With a cast of ten, there are lots of parts to try out for! The characters range from late teen/early 20′s to “quite mature”. There are parts of varying size, so don’t be afraid, come give it a try!
“Rest of the Season” tickets on sale for a limited time
For a short time, we’ve extend your change to purchase Season Tickets for the remaining four shows of this season. Four shows for $48 — that’s a bargain! Your tickets will be mailed promptly on receipt of payment with instructions on reserving your seats for each show and a handy reminder card of the show dates. We try to make special pricing available to our season ticket holders for our other shows whenever possible, too. Tater Patch season tickets are your best theater value anywhere around! Take a look at the rest of our season by clicking here.
Here is a short synopsis of our remaining shows. Tater Patch will follow its acclaimed The Lion in Winter with an entirely different type of play. This hysterical farce is called No Sex Please, We’re British. The show is an insane romp through the lives of a very sedate British couple whose lives take a quirky turn. This comedy of errors will be presented March 7 through 22. The director will be Stan O’Kelley.
Play On! is a comedy that revolves around a community theater group has decided to put on a royalty-free show by a local novice playwright. The play goes from rehearsal to disastrous opening night in a cascade of laughs. It will be presented June 6 through 21 and Alex Nawrocki will direct.
Moving to another genre, the Players will bring you a tingling mystery/thriller, Postmortem. This play is set in 1922 and actor-manager and playwright William Gillette, best known for his 30-year portrayal of the famous crime sleuth Sherlock Holmes, has arranged a séance. Someone is trying to murder Gillette and he suspects it is one of his guests. This intricate and thrilling play will be presented August 15-30. Patrick Hall and Nan Nawrocki will direct.
To give you a musical thrill at Halloween time, the troupe will present that hit show about the invasion of alien plant life, Little Shop of Horrors. You won’t want to miss this great show, filled with doo-wop music, great characters, and unbelievable effects. Nan Nawrocki will direct the show which runs October 17 through November 1.
In addition, we’re also working on securing two additional “bonus” shows for April and May. These won’t be part of our regular season, but we hope to come up with some special rates for all our season ticket holders. That’s just another reason that Tater Patch Players Season Tickets are an entertainment bargain!
We need your support ~ ways you can help
No theater or arts group in the country can pay for its production by ticket sales alone. Buying tickets helps us and entertains you. We generally finance all the shows from their own revenues and our casts, crews and front of house staff are all volunteers. The work of our volunteers is amazing, but paying the mortgage requires more than talent and dedication. Yes, our bankers, insurers, and others we do business with want cash. Ticket prices alone don’t cover our expenses. We need donors, advertisers, and sponsors. Many people write extra checks this time of year to support their favorite non-profit 501(c)3 organizations. Won’t you consider including Tater Patch Players in your year-end giving? To learn about ways to donate to YOUR community theater read the President’s message at the top of this page or click here
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