JAMESTOWN – The Spire Theater and Big Time Productions’ “The British Invasion” series of performances begins Oct. 9, 10, 16, and 17 at 8 p.m. with a one-act thriller showcase featuring the works of British playwrights Mike Richardson and Graham Forbes.
The October showcase consists of several short one-act plays strung together to create a feature-length production.
The scripts that were chosen for the October showcase range in genre from Murder Mystery to Sci-Fi or Twilight Zone style but they all fall within a common realm fitting of the Halloween season with just the right amount of comic relief somewhat reminiscent of Monty Python.
None of the scripts have ever been performed before on this side of the pond making them United States premieres.
“Mike Richardson also wrote The Man Who Liked Order which premiered last December in Studio Metro,” says director Angelo Giuffré, “I loved the play so much, and it received such rave reviews, that I couldn’t wait for the opportunity to present his work again. I’m also really excited to introduce some of his colleagues, who are also extremely talented playwrights, to the American audiences.”
TICKETS: $12.00 Pre-sale at Brazil Craft Beer and Wine Lounge, online at www.in-spire.us or $15.00 day of.
OTHER BRITISH THEMED SHOWS IN THE WORKS
The rest of the Spire Theater’s season is in keeping with the British Invasion theme: a Beatles Tribute Concert on Nov.21.
“The Mince Pie of Doom!” – a Christmas comedy for the whole family – by British Playwrights Richard Olson Walter and Simon Baker – will take place on Dec. 4, 5, 11, and 12.
Another one act showcase featuring the same writers from England along with some new British playwrights is planned for Feb. 19, 20, 26, and 27.
And the season concludes with a presentation of “No Sex Please, We’re British” – the world’s longest running comedy – a very funny British farce written by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriot which premiered in London’s West End in 1971 and played to full houses until 1987. It will be performed on the state at the Spire Theater on April 22, 23, 29, and 30.
The InSpire Development Center strives to promote diversity, camaraderie, and artistic inspiration. The Big Time Players provide an outlet for local performers to showcase their talents as well as contributing to the vibrant arts and entertainment of our community.