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Fall 2010-11




Oct. 29-31 & Nov. 4-6, 2010 (two weekends)

in Thoresen Theatre.

[Friday through Sunday, then Thursday through Saturday]
Performances at 7:30 p.m., 2:00 p.m. Sunday

$13 General Admission,
$9 Randolph College Faculty/Staff,
$9 Adults over age 60
$5 all students

by Craig Lucas
Directed by Mace Archer

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Our Fall Theatre Production

by Craig Lucas

Directed by Mace Archer

Scenic Design:  Christopher Otwell
Costume and Lighting Design:  Ken Parks

Stage Manager:  Tori Ellington

RACHEL Christine Gnieski '13
TOM T. J. Story '14
LLOYD Matthew Cornpropst '14
POOTY Marian van Noppen '12
ROY Chad Ramey '13
TRISH Kate Allen ' 11
DOCTORS ONE THROUGH FIVE Rebekah Baumgartner '12
TIM TIMKO Chad Ramey '13
T.V. REPORTER Khanh Hong '14
TALK SHOW GUEST Kate Allen '11
MAN IN SKI MASK Chad Ramey '13
WOMAN PATIENT Khanh Hong '14
TOM JUNIOR T. J. Story '14

Cast & Crew List
[Program Copy pdf]

How would it feel to be forced to leave your home, your spouse, your children, and your entire life behind on a moment’s notice?  That is Rachel’s surprise Christmas gift from her husband as the central character in Craig Lucas’ Reckless..  You won’t want to miss this sadly comedic journey from home to homeless and the path back to home.  One of the wildest theatrical rides your likely to take, full of twists and turns, reversals and obstacles, and finally, pathos and discovery.  Christmas will never be the same. 

At home on Christmas Eve, Rachel is informed by her guilty husband that he has hired a hitman to kill her, and she must flee for her life—which she does by scrambling out the kitchen window and into the snowy night. She meets and joins up with Lloyd Bophtelophti, a true "original" who has changed his name to avoid alimony payments and who now lives with a paraplegic named Pootie (who also pretends to be deaf in order to get double disability). Rachel then wins $100,000 on a TV game show and begins a series of picaresque escapades involving numerous psychiatrists and, eventually, an ill-fated reunion with her husband. In the end, Rachel becomes a therapist herself, treating her own child (who fails to recognize her) and is led more and more to ponder whether the modern world might not be a vast conspiracy designed to systematically undermine her own increasingly shaky sanity.

Produced Off-Broadway by the Production Company, this richly inventive and often startling dark comedy marked the arrival of an exceptionally imaginative and resourceful young playwright. Filled with bizarre characters and events, the play reflects the fractured life-styles which have become the norm for so many in our tenuous times. "With RECKLESS…Mr. Lucas has given us a bittersweet Christmas fable for our time. It's a Wonderful Life as it might be reimagined for a bruising contemporary America in which homelessness may be a pervasive spiritual condition rather than a sociological crisis…RECKLESS…has a simple emotional pull akin to that of a Crosby ballad born of the lonely World War II home front, it yanks us through every conceivable absurdist hoop, fracturing narrative, language and characterization on the way to its rending destination." —NY Times.

-From the Dramatists website -

Links                                                                                                     Read more about it here.

Performance dates:  October 29-31
and November 4-6, 2010
Two weekends.
[Friday through Sunday, then Thursday through Saturday]
Performances at 7:30 p.m. , 2:00 p.m. on Sunday

in Thoresen Theatre.

$13 General Admission, $9 Randolph College Faculty/Staff,
$9 Adults over 60, $5 all students

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