Adventure, Marty!

By on 27 May, 2016 in Art, Fun, Sarah Thornton with 0 Comments

FullSizeRender (2)“I bet all caterpillars cry when they’re crawling out of the cocoon.” – Strip Talk on the Boulevard, by Donna Spector

Somewhere on the Boulevard in Hollywood lies a dilapidated drugstore in plain sight where no one ever enters to find the secret treasures hidden inside. Yet, if you are brave enough to jump down the proverbial Rabbit Hole, you could find yourself changing in just minutes.

In a few short weeks, the Cloverdale Playhouse is excited to present the world premiere of Donna Spector’s play Strip Talk on the Boulevard, a tale about finding a friend where you’d least expect one and, if you’re lucky, maybe finding yourself, too. The play was discovered during our 2015 Page-to-Stage playwriting contest, and we leapt at the chance to tell this one-of-a-kind story in our fifth season. Here at the Playhouse, we’re embracing the idea that we can be anything we want to be as the cast creates the funky and fabulous world hidden on the seedy streets of Los Angeles.

This cast is the first ever to play these unique characters, the set and costume designers are the first to create the wacky world they live in, and our audiences will be the first to hear these words come to life (but be careful, or a word-dealer might try to sell them to you!).

striptalkcastIn our glittery, grungy drugstore where everything is nonsense, our characters valiantly battle with themselves to break out of the chains of old ideas about the people that they are and who they are capable of being. Are they brave enough to leave their safe, predictable lives behind for the possibility of something shiny and new? And if they do, what are they risking?

Taking chances and trying new things can be scary. Still, we hope that if we leap high enough, the net will appear, encouraging us to take more and more chances. Sometimes we fail, but as Sally assures Marty in our play, “The ground is closer than we think.” Relationships are that way, and if you take the time to look up from your crossword puzzle or your coffee cup and get to know the people around you, you just might meet the person who changes your whole life … if you are courageous enough to let them.

So come to our theater on the streets of Cloverdale and meet the new and exciting characters we have waiting for you inside. Let them change you. Let them make you brave. Leap with us into our newest adventure, and who knows what may happen?

This world premiere comedy opens on June 16 and runs through June 26. Tickets are $18 general admission, and student and group rates are available (this show is for audiences 14+). Purchase tickets online at www.cloverdaleplayhouse.org or call the Box Office at (334) 262-1530 ext 1.

Sarah Walker Thornton is the Artistic Director of the Cloverdale Playhouse, who walks like a New Yorker and waves like an Alabama girl. She is a product of a Montgomery arts education, with several years of life in NYC thrown in for extra flavor.

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