Imagine falling asleep, only to discover that you’ve morphed into Greek philosopher Socrates, who has just been condemned to death. Would you, as Socrates did, die rather renounce your principles? This is the nightmarish premise upon which Woody Allen’s one-act comedy, “My Apology” is based.
Similarly, Christopher Durang’s “The Actor’s Nightmare” leads us through the worst dream an actor could realize. No, it’s not about forgetting an exam or showing up at work in just a pair of underwear. This actor’s nightmare revolves around the bewildering (though amusing) experience of not knowing his lines, much less what play he’s in!
Finally, the evening is a dream come true for audience
members who’ve always wanted a minor role in a nightmare. Actors will be taking suggestions from the audience in a few improvisational exercises that will both delight and torment the discerning eye.
Performed May 24th, 2005
Neil Simon's The Good Doctor
Holiday on 44th, Stories from the North Side
Fall Heritage Storytelling Event, First Annual Mississippi Heritage Day
An Evening of Nightmares
An Evening's Diversion
A Snowbound Christmas Carol