Superior, Scene Two at Serial Killers, October 2017. Spoilers within.
Superior (working title, formerly known as The Anniversary Issue) is an ambitious and thrilling new action/drama stage play by Gregory Crafts. Join us this Sunday, February 10th for an intimate workshop reading of the latest draft! Stick around afterward to discuss the story and share your feedback! Snacks and drinks provided.
Sunday February 10th, 2018
1 PM – 3:30 PM The Belfry Stage
11031 Camarillo St.
North Hollywood, CA 91602 *Please Note: The theatre is located inside St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, upstairs from Crown City Theatre Company.
2018 Workshop Reading of the First Draft! Spoilers within.
About the Play
First developed as a ten-minute play for Theatre Unleashed’s Play/Time in 2014, the script was re-mounted in August 2016 at Short+Sweet Hollywood, then expanded into a full-length play as a part of Serial Killers at Sacred Fools Theater later that year. A reading of the first full draft was organized in January 2018.
SYNOPSIS: It’s Kevin and Stephanie Connolly’s fifth wedding anniversary, and Kevin has a night of celebration planned for them. Of course, this means he won’t be going out on his regular patrol of Metro City as his alter-ego, M-Pulse, the self-appointed Eminence of Electromagnetism. But things should be fine without him for one night, right? Wrong. One would think that there could be no secrets left between a husband and wife after five years of matrimonial bliss, but when a powerful super villain’s attack interrupts Kevin and Stephanie’s date, a hero’s unmasking bears significant consequences for the Connollys. Consequences that will resonate and redefine their relationship forever.
TU’s Managing Director Gregory Crafts has written a new ten-minute play for Force of Nature Productions‘ upcoming Once Upon a RUSH. Similar to Theatre Unleashed’s signature 24-hour shows, the theme for this incarnation of the Rushes is “Disney Princesses and what happens after ‘Happily Ever After.'”
The new piece, titled Be Our Guest, is a raucous parody inspired by Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, follows Prince Adam’s former servants and explores what they’ve been up to since Adam and Belle’s nuptials. The show features FoN members Benjamin Scuglia as Cogsworth, Susan Dziama as Featherduster/The White Rabbit, Hettie Lynne Hurtes as Mrs. Potts, and Heidi Appe as The Wardrobe/Terk. Jonathan Fahn directs and lends his voice to Jiminy Cricket.
Defining such an unusual event is best left to its creators: “Force of Nature started this tradition in 2016 when, on a fateful Wednesday, a theater owner friend asked if we had anything we could put up in his space for 3 days the following weekend. Not really known for saying “no”, we quickly contacted our team of writers with a challenge: To deliver a 10 minute script by the next morning about anything that inspired them. Scripts were turned in by noon on Thursday and a team of actors were called in to rehearse these scripts blindly that Saturday and Sunday. Costumes, make-up, sound and props were selected just as fast as we rehearsed along and by the following Thursday, exactly one week from when the scripts were delivered, we all came together to tech the show. The show then opened on Friday and played the weekend to SOLD OUT houses each night! The cast was fantastic, the audiences cheered and loved it, the theater owner was pleased and everyone had a wonderful time and we celebrated our accomplishment!”