Thingamajig Theatre Company is pleased to announce the shows for its 2017-2018 Winter Season.
By Jaston Williams, Jo Sears, and Ed Howard
December 15 – 28, 2017
“This show is so funny it could make a raccoon laugh affectionately at Davy Crockett.” – NY POST.
It’s Yuletide season in itty bitty Tuna, the third smallest town in Texas where the Lion’s Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies! Between the holiday yard display contest and the Little Theatre’s A Christmas Carol on the brink of cancellation, it’s a miracle anyone gets tinsel on a tree. Two actors play all 22 colorful citizens of Tuna, including OKKK Radio hosts Thurston Wheelis and Arles Struvie who report on the small-town festivities. This satirical ode to the season is spiked with enough sass and shenanigans to make for one Texas-sized jolly holiday.
CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
By Annie Baker
January 12 – 28, 2018
“Shirley, Vermont. This is a weird town… Small and weird.” Frank Bonitatibus, Body Awareness
In an artsy small town, an unlikely collection of strangers sign up for Marty’s “Adult Creative Drama” class: a recently divorced carpenter, a high school junior, a former actress, and Marty’s husband. Unfolding like a charmingly funny indie film, the group plays Marty’s imaginative (and sometimes awkward) theatre games. But as their relationships develop over the course of the summer, the seemingly silly games generate some real-life drama. This delightful comedy from new playwright Annie Baker landed on Top Ten lists of The New York Times and The New Yorker for 2010.
WELCOME TO SIBERIA – NOW, GO HOME
By Karl Isberg
February 16-25, 2018
The Chamber of Commerce in a small, Colorado mountain town hosts a bi-annual get-together for new arrivals to what has become a thriving retirement and second-home community — a town without industry, but suddenly flourishing due to its new arrivals, and the activities that accompany them. The event offers the newcomers refreshments, entertainment, and information about the history, amenities, and character of the place. The regular host is unavailable, and suitable replacements are impossible to muster. As a result, a last-minute host is recruited, and the question becomes: How many of the new arrivals will sell their “dream home” and move back to (-)?
By David Auburn
May 4 – 27, 2018
“A passionate, intelligent story about fathers and daughters, the nature of genius, and the power of love. Winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play.”
On the eve of her twenty-fifth birthday, Catherine, a troubled young woman, has spent years caring for her brilliant but unstable father, a famous mathematician. Now, following his death, she must deal with her own volatile emotions; the arrival of her estranged sister, Claire; and the attentions of Hal, a former student of her father’s who hopes to find valuable work in the 103 notebooks that her father left behind. Over the long weekend that follows, a burgeoning romance and the discovery of a mysterious notebook draw Catherine into the most difficult problem of all: How much of her father’s madness — or genius — will she inherit?