Pick of the Vine: Season 17
THIS YEAR’S BEST SHORT PLAYS
Jan 10 – Feb 3
After months of searching, reading, and voting on over eight hundred plays submitted from across the country, the enormously popular Pick of the Vine returns for its seventeenth year. Come see what audiences have been raving about for years.
“The short plays are entertaining, lively, and show just how accomplished the Little Fish company has become.” – DAILY BREEZE
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Loves Me / Loves Me Not
Feb 14 & 15
Our fabulous LFT Company Members are putting together a special Valentine’s Day treat – a reading of short plays centered around love.
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The Cemetery Club
by Ivan Menchell
Feb 21 – Mar 17
A delightfully funny comedy about three Jewish widows who meet routinely to commiserate about their late husbands’ attributes and shortcomings over tea. With playful zingers and one-line gags (think Steel Magnolias meets The Golden Girls) their enduring friendship helps them find answers to life questions like “can you have a second chance at love?” You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and then you’ll laugh some more.
“An evening of pure pleasure that will make you glad you went to the theatre.” – WASHINGTON JOURNAL NEWSPAPERS
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Hosted by Don Schlossman
Sunday, February 24 – 7pm
In this improv comedy show, the LFT artists along with some special guests will take your suggestions and create a fast-paced improvised comedy, similar to the tv show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”
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The Country House
by Donald Margulies
Apr 4 – Apr 28
Gathering in their Berkshire home during the Williamstown summer theater season, a family of actors wrestles with fame, art and, as always, each other. But when the events of the weekend go off-script, secrets are spilled and bonds are broken ‚Äì threatening an already fragile foundation of a home brimming with old memories, new love, and discarded dreams.
“A valentine to the artists of the stage.” – NEW YORK TIMES
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SLIGHTLY STAGED READING & MIXER
Apr 27 – 2pm
Celebrated TV and Film actress Renee O’Connor stars in our reading of Uncle Vanya – a story of thwarted passion and enduring hope. Vanya and his niece Sonya have toiled for years to keep the family estate going. When Sonya’s father, the retired Professor Serebryakov, and his dazzling young wife Yelena return for a visit, all work comes to a halt. Old resentments explode into arguments and secret longings come to light.
TIX: $100 (includes hors d’oeuvres & beverages)
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by Theresa Rebeck
May 16 – Jun 9
Quick-witted Jack, a banker from New York, unexpectedly returns home to Ohio after several years in the Big Apple. His smart, acerbic, and yearning-for-more sister, Lorna, and his worried and talkative mother, Barbara, immediately suspect he is in some kind of trouble. Their suspicions are confirmed when Jack’s estranged wife, Jenny, comes to town and reveals that Jack has stolen 27 million dollars. Set in a kitchen in suburban Cincinnati, this comedy tackles the timely issues of corporate greed, small-town values, and whether or not your family will always welcome you back, with no questions asked.
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Jun 2 – 8pm
A cabaret night where your favorite LFT Company Members sing and act their favorite musical theatre songs in a variety show that is sure to delight!
TIX: $40 (includes 2 beverage tickets)
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by Larry Shue
Jul 3 – Jul 28
This side-splitting comedy is about a young architect, Willum, whose life was saved by a stranger during the Vietnam War. When his lifesaver comes to visit, everything that can go wrong does. His hero turns out to be an incredibly inept, hopelessly dumb “nerd”. Upon realizing that Rick will overstay his welcome with a vengeance, Willum puts together an outrageous plan to rid himself of this wacky GI who came to dinner.
“A neatly crafted package that brings the audience to its knees, laughing.” – THE MILWAUKEE JOURNAL
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The Lonesome West
by Martin McDonagh
Aug 22 – Sep 15
Journey to the west of Ireland where McDonagh’s vision of small-town despair, restlessness, and plain old boredom inspire behavior of the homicidal sort. Two brothers squabble over the inheritance left by their recently deceased father. Also, there’s a rumor about town that one of them may have murdered the father over a haircut-related insult. The local parish priest and a young girl from the community, also their bootleg whiskey supplier, make futile attempts to keep the brothers from quarreling.
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by Matthew Spangler
Oct 3 – Oct 27
Operation Ajax is the name of the 1953 CIA covert operation to overthrow the Prime Minister of Iran. The consequences of this coup are still with us today. Five actors play multiple roles portraying real-life operatives and political figures. Stars film actor Farshad Farahat (Argo, 300, and House of Cards)
“A mind-blowing, true tale of spies, subterfuge, and sabotage…”
- THEATER EDDY’S BAY AREA
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Chills & Thrills
Weird & Freaky Short Plays
Oct 30 – Nov 2
LFT Company Members handpick a selection of off-beat short plays. They’re creepy, weird, and freaky tales that scream Halloween!
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by Kathryn Farren
Nov 21 – Dec 15
In Victorian-era England, love cynic Mabel Martin moves to a country estate with her eccentric family and meddling servants. But her doubts about love become tested when a charming man offers to help save her sister from a disastrous arranged marriage.
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