ABET SUMMER SPECIAL in partnership with ACTORS COLLECTIVE
ONE BY TENN PLUS EIGHT
Short Stories For The Stage
JUNE 28 29 30 JULY 5 6 7 | FRI & SAT 8PM SUN 2PM
directed by CARYL BUTTERLEY
ACTORS COLLECTIVE in partnership with ABET presents a collection of theatrical pieces, including Talk To Me Like The Rain and Let Me Listen by Tennessee Williams. A singular opportunity to see this rare gem performed, along with new original pieces by regional playwrights!
TEN MINUTE LIFE by Elaine Smith
Is it really possible for a writer to say something about life in only ten minutes?
starring Jason Collins and Milan Alley
SELF CARE by Kelby Siddons
Sometimes what needs taking care of the most is ourselves.
starring Milan Alley and Kristen Walsh
SPARE CHANGE by Cameron J. Pfahler
A coffee shop, a rainstorm, and a man named Noah.
starring Rich Pintello and Jason Collins
SWEET JESUS! by Nathan Sanders
Inez Fullbright baked a pecan pie and saw Jesus. Now she wants to tell the world!
starring Brooks Anne Meierdierks and Christopher Watson
SOCIAL INQUISITION by Adam Nathaniel Davis
Just how defensible is YOUR behavior on social media?
starring Brooks Anne Meierdierks, Christopher Watson, Jason Collins, Kristen Walsh, Milan Alley, and Rich Pintello
ROOTS IN THE WIND by Olivia Gowan
Some things you keep, and some you don’t.
starring Brooks Anne Meierdierks, Kristen Walsh, Jason Collins, and Rich Pintello
TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN AND LET ME LISTEN by Tennessee Williams
A meditation on addiction and just walking away.
starring Milan Alley and Christopher Watson
plus … an exquisite set of monologues written by Karen Konzen and performed by the ensemble
An American playwright, many would say the greatest of the twentieth century, Tennessee Williams (1911–1983) created some of the most iconic characters in modern theatre. His body of work includes The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Suddenly Last Summer, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Night of the Iguana, and so many more. Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen was written in 1953 as part of a series of one-acts Williams wrote in particular for community theatre. Unlike the scenic demands of his larger works these scripts featured small-scale, bare-room situations, and allowed the audience to take in the actors and text without other visual distractions. Actors Collective and ABET are incredibly excited to present this rarely performed piece!
ADAM NATHANIEL DAVIS
BROOKS ANNE MEIERDIERKS
CAMERON J. PFAHLER
THANK YOU to Amy Tillotson, Audrey Dearborn, Betsy Darnell, Carolyn and Bob Strong, George Kruer, Gordon Frank, Limelight Theatre, Meganne Johnson, and Pat Wilson.
ABOUT ACTORS COLLECTIVE
Actors Collective is the brainchild of Caryl Butterley. Their mission is to partner with local organizations in presenting theatrical storytelling that compliments their missions and areas of focus while creating opportunities for actors to be compensated for their work. The collective has no home base and keeps in touch with their patrons via social media and email. To sign up for updates visit www.ActorsCollective.com