Ana just graduated from high school. She dreams of going to college and becoming a writer, but for now she works in her sister’s garment factory in East L.A. The hours are long and the pay is low. Still, Ana grows to appreciate the strength, passion, and dedication of the women she works beside. While these women struggle issues from body image to deportation, they still find joy, humor, and beauty.
Owners of short attention spans can rejoice with this smorgasbord of 10-minute plays, from comedy to horror to drama to farce! Take a break from the summer heat and fill your theatrical plate with this entertainment feast!
Join the Little Sisters of Hoboken (well, what’s left of them, that is) for a hysterically haphazard variety show! With hilarious talent acts, tongue-in-cheek musical numbers, and help from the audience, you will see why Nunsense is habit-forming!
Sharon, in her mid-fifties, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn, also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. A dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life – and what happens when the wheels come off.
When Jesse and Julia meet at the retirement home, it’s love at first sight. Sadly, their families will do everything to tear them apart. The two lovers fight for their independence against their children and against time.
Karol, a disillusioned social worker, is trudging home one cold December night when she encounters an old man sitting on a park bench. Mistaking him for homeless, Karol offers the stranger some food — a seemingly innocent gesture, until he turns up in her apartment claiming to be Santa Claus. Thanks to a malfunctioning security system, Karol finds herself trapped with “Mr. Claus” and forced to confront her feelings about Christmas once and for all in this touching musical battle between cynicism and belief.
Academy Theatre proudly presents Tapas IV: The Great Divide. This is a play festival comprised of a collection of ten minute short plays based on the theme of divided relationships in their many forms, and nearly all are premieres! We’re featuring some of Georgia’s great creative talents for the festival include Fracena Byrd, Rob Raissle, and Lynna Schmidt.
- What: Tapas IV: The Great Divide
- Where: Academy Theatre, 599 N. Central Ave., Hapeville, GA 30354
- 8pm shows: June 7th, 8th, 14th, 21st, 22nd
- 3pm shows: June 9th, 15th, 16th, 23rd
- Rated: PG-15
Starring Rob Jerome as Cab Calloway, this show brings the legendary American jazz singer, dancer, and band leader to life. From his early childhood days singing in a church choir through his legendary time at Harlem's Cotton Club, learn the story of this musical genius.
Story: Larry Parr
Director: Brenda Porter
Story: Neil Simon
Director: Lynna Schmidt
Running Time: About 2 hours minutes including intermission.