The Final Production Of Our Fourteenth Season — The Power Of Two!
Support South Camden Theatre Company
& The Waterfront South Theatre
Directed by Josh McLucas
Starring Brian McManus & Steve Carpenter
On Stage November 1-November 23
Friday and Saturday nights at 8:00pm & Sunday matinées at 2:00pm
Purchase an individual ticket for just $25.00* per person. If you live in Camden, you can take advantage of our discounted Camden Resident Ticketing program sponsored by Holman Enterprise when you purchase at the door.
*Tickets and passes also have a processing fee for credit card purchases and handling by our ticketing partner. You’ll save even more when you purchase a season pass because you’ll only be charged one flat fee for all your ticket purchases.
Two actors play 15 characters in one rollicking good comedy!
When small-town Irishmen Charlie and Jake are hired as extras in an epic American movie that invades their scenic County Kerry village, chaos ensues as they begin to discover that their romanticized Hollywood dream isn’t quite what it seems. Marie Jones’ Olivier Award-winning comedy is a rollicking, poignant tale brought to life by two actors portraying a colorful cast of dozens. Director Josh McLucas previously directed the acclaimed My Name Is Asher Lev at SCTC in 2017. He is excited to lead this hilarious story that pits harsh reality against Hollywood endings.
A tour de force in comic showmanship, Marie Jones’ play centers on two local extras in a Hollywood movie being shot in rural Ireland. Actually, the play seemingly boasts a cast of thousands — but they’re all played by the same two actors, the bountifully talented pair of Brian McManus and Steve Carpenter.
About The Cast
Steve Carpenter (he/him/his) is a West Philly-based theatre artist, technician, and educator who returns to SCTC after appearing in Unfortunate Sons / Shadows of War, Damage Control, and Waiting for Lefty. Regionally, and wearing too many hats to specify, Steve has worked with EgoPo, Bristol Riverside, Storybook Music Theatre, Philly Theatre Workshop, Brat Prod., GDP Prod., Freedom Chapel Dinner Theatre, Hedgerow Theatre (professional apprentice alum), and is a proud company member with Curio Theatre, now in our 15th anniversary season at 48th and Baltimore. His pride and joy is the CuriosiTeens!, an advanced teen theatre company he co-founded and coordinated through its first years, which won the 2017 Barrymore for Outstanding Theatre Education and now enters its sixth year. BFA: Arcadia University, ’09. Love to the best one, Elizabeth!
Brian McManus’s last theatrical appearance was in Idiopathic Ridiculopathy Consortium’s (IRC) production of the romantic comedy Dream Girl by Elmer Rice. Before that, he worked with Irish Heritage Theater in their Women Of Ireland series of one-act plays. Previously he worked with REV Theater Company on their outdoor production of Hamlet at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia and Cape May Shakespeare Festival. In the San Francisco Bay Area, he worked with Impact Theater, Actors Ensemble of Berkeley and Subterranean Shakespeare. Much love to his family for their continual support, patience, and understanding. A million thanks to Josh for casting him in this wonderful show and his incredible co-star, Steve.”
About The Director
Joshua McLucas is a Philadelphia-based director/actor. His work was last seen at SCTC with My Name Is Asher Lev. He frequently performs with ON THE ROCKS, in such roles as Rush in Our Ouija Board…, Huck in Wolfcrush: a queer werewolf play, and Fred in The Bride’s a C***. He is the Founder and Co-Artistic Director of [redacted] Theater Company, with which he helped create intimacy-fostering experiences by and for the queer and trans communities. A graduate with High Honors in Theater from Swarthmore College, he has trained with SITI Company, Pig Iron Theatre Company, and at the British American Drama Academy. www.joshuamclucas.com
Anchoring The Neighborhood Arts Scene
With the opening of the new Camden FireWorks, an artist loft space and gallery, and The Camden Shipyard and Maritime Museum, Brigid’s House and the soon to be completed Nick Virgilio Writers House along with the existing artist studio of Mickey McGrath’s BeeStill Studios, and Camden’s Center For Environmental Transformation, and the Heart Of Camden Michael J. Doyle Field House, there is quite a lot to see and do.
Together we are building a strong community of arts, culture and family life here in the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden.
The South Camden Theatre Company is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit professional theatre company dedicated to helping revitalize the City of Camden, New Jersey by producing meaningful, professional theater in the City’s Waterfront South District. South Camden Theatre Company stages classic plays, comedies and original works as the resident theatre company at The Waterfront South Theatre.
The Areas Hottest Off-Broadway Theatre
The Waterfront South Theatre, located just a block south of Broadway and Ferry Avenues in the Waterfront South neighborhood of Camden, is the first theatre built in Camden, New Jersey in more than 100 years. This gorgeous state-of-the-art theater was designed to be reminiscent of Walt’s Cafe, the corner bar, that once stood on this corner up until 1967. Thanks to the Heart of Camden, The Domenica Foundation, Ignarri Loomis Architects and others, this grand space is home to South Camden Theatre Company.
Today, 96 seats and thousands of theatre patrons a year have replaced the bar stools and shipyard workers that at one time called this corner of Camden “home”.
The Domenica Hall Auditorium accommodates 99 people and is a completely accessible facility.
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