Our September 2015 ‘Bar Plays’ production was performed at Cary’s “Mac’s Tavern” (1014 Ryan Rd.).
Shows were Sept 9 and 10 (Wed and Thu) at 8pm. There were 5 short PG13 plays (all written by NC playwrights), each directed by a different person, and admission was by donation at the door (no tickets, presales or reservations).
“Come grab a drink at your local bar and watch a variety of plays unfold right before your eyes! Some will be over before you finish your drink; others will have you calling for another round. All are guaranteed to leave you buzzed.”
- We performed two of the plays at SPARK.con downtown Raleigh 9/17: 7:10-7:30pm at Artspace!
Questions? Ask the producer Rachel Hunter.
Our strolling minstrel, who wrote original songs to introduce each play, was Richard Dunnagan.
Inference and Deduction by Libby Heily, directed by Lydia Sbityakov
“Three regulars at a local watering hole mistakenly see themselves represented in an abstract work of art. Their interpretations leads them to make uncomfortable realizations about their own lives which they promptly avoid with more alcohol.”
Gene – Jason Weeks
Patrick – Chris Brown
Bartender – Mike Rumble
Paige – Christine Rogers
Blind Date by Rollin Jewett, directed by Marina Enslen
“The Single Service Dating Center sets Phyllis up with John on a blind date. Will they meet each other’s expectations? And who is this other man that Phyllis meets at Mac’s? One will win her heart, and one will go home alone.”
John – Justin Peoples
Phyllis – Cassandra Wladyslava
Man – Joseph Ayscue
Server – Emma Guild
Cougar Club by Annie Taft, directed by Thom Haynes
“It’s a hot night in the old town tonite for these hot to trot ladies of a certain age. Chels and Leeza are perched on their stools checking on the fun bun action and dissing on the competition (a bunch of skanky whore sluts!). Think ‘Absolutely Fabulous’ meets ‘A Night at the Roxbury’, a’ight?”
Chels – Laura Arwood
Leesa – Nicola Lefler
Guy #1 – Will Owen
Guy #2 – Josh Harris
Mac’s Basement by Kenny Walsh, directed by Kurt Benrud
“Mark and Stacy love each other. Two years ago today, they met — here, at Mac’s Tavern. Is now a good time to take the net step? What is that step? When and WHERE should they take it? And what is up with Bridget (their waitress)? And WHY have they been seated in the basement when there are available tables upstairs AND out on the patio?”
Mark – Mike Rumble
Stacy – Jennifer Bell-Howard
Brigid – Elaine Quagliata
Wish Upon a Bar by Christian O’Neal, directed by Rachel Hunter
“Ellie is a struggling twenty-something with a crappy job, failing car, and a mountain of student debt. Not to mention, she’s about to go on her first date in over a year! So when she spots Drew, a fairy godfather from a popular website, she decides to trick him into thinking he’s responsible for her bad luck! Let the irrational face slapping and finger pointing begin!”
Ellie – Shannon Healy
Drew – Michael Bacigalupo