Upcoming Shows - 2018
Funny Money Improv Game Show!! - March 16 & 17 - 2018
Last Resort Players will step outside the box on Friday, March 16 and Saturday, March 17 to showcase a game night of silly improvisation called “Funny Money.” Improv professionals Eric and Aden Nepom, based in Portland, Oregon will bring their crackerjack fun & games trivia to the Oregon coast for two nights. The couple are part of Infinite Improv and have performed and created improv programs all over the world, including Mount Olymprov, an international Improvisation Show in Athens, Greece.
“Funny Money” is performed by two teams of improvisers while audience members have a chance to be included in the game show to win prizes and submit ideas for questions. Doors to the general admission seating will open at 6:30 and beverages will be available for purchase from Pavilion Catering throughout the evening.
$18 tickets are available through the Florence Events Center box office at 541-997-1994 or on-line at www.eventcenter.org.
In addition to the game show night, Eric and Aden will be offering an improvisational class on Saturday, March 17th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for anyone interested in taking part in a learning improv skills. The cost of the class is free for Last Resort Players members or $20 for individuals. Improv allows a person to express emotions, characters and feelings without the confines of a script or set pieces.
For more information and to pre-register for the improve class, contact Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Nice Family Gathering - June 8, 9, 10 and 15, 16, 17 - 2018
Director - Judy Kaplan
Assistant Director - Victoria Seitzinger
Producer - Paula Ziegelasch
Stage Manager - Beth Johnston
Lighting Design - Leah Goodwin
Prop Master - Toni Young
Set Design / Costumes - Victoria Seitzinger
A Nice Family Gathering, By Phil Olson
"A Nice Family Gathering is a story about a man who loved his wife so much, he almost told her. It's Thanksgiving Day and the first family gathering at the Lundeen household since the Patriarch died. At the gathering, Dad comes back as a ghost with a mission; to tell his wife he loved her, something he neglected to tell her while he was alive. After all, they were only married for 41 years. The problem is, she can't hear or see him. The trouble begins when Mom invites a date for dinner."
Grey Gardens - November 1, 2, 3 and 4 2018
GREY GARDENS THE MUSICAL is based on the 1975 documentary film of the same name, Grey Gardens is a sometimes tragic, frequently funny, and utterly unforgettable musical about two “staunch” and legendary American women: Edith Bouvier Beale, and her grown daughter, Edie. Grey Gardens begins at the grand 1941 engagement party of stunning and spirited “Little Edie” Beale to handsome Navy man Joe Kennedy, Jr., hosted by Edie’s mother, Edith Bouvier Beale. As the upper-crust, New England family gathers, including a young Jacqueline Bouvier (later known as Jackie Kennedy) so do the storm clouds of trouble that eventually leave both “Big” and “Little” Edie alone and heartbroken. The second act launches the narrative into the overgrown, cat-riddled, and bug-infested estate in 1973, where the two Edies live, alone. “Big Edie” is now bedridden, and “Little Edie” grows more eccentric by the day, haunted by dreams of love and success, long since dashed. Weaving documentary text with imaginative speculation, the musical documents the journey of the Beales from royalty to ruin. With a diverse musical songbook, including Tin Pan Alley jigs and soaring ballads, Grey Gardens is a unique tapestry of lost dreams, sacrifice, unstoppable hope and the untangling of the complicated dynamics of a mother/daughter relationship -- heartfelt, witty, and compassionate.
"To listen to GREY GARDENS is to bring to mind two phrases seldom linked nowadays: 'Broadway musical' and 'artistic integrity..." —NY Times.
A Christmas Story - Dec 14, 15, 16 - 2018
A Christmas Story is a play in two acts with adult Ralphie relaying his memories of a mid-America Christmas in 1938. Primary roles are available for 2 men, 2 women, 5 boys and 2 girls. There are additional roles for a group of school children (girls and boys), neighbors/parents, a caroling group and various adult cameo roles, including a Christmas tree seller and Santa Claus.
Jean Shepherd wrote the original story and it was developed into a television movie by Turner Entertainment in 1983. Most remember the iconic leg lamp award and Ralph’s wish for a Red Ryder 200-shot Carbine Action Range Model Air Rifle that would inevitably “shoot your eye out, kid!”
Last Resort Players is producing the play under the direction of Jennifer Connor-Chaney with assistance from Cathy Dupont and other LRP members.
More information is available from the Director, Jennifer, at 541-961-5562 (Call or text)