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Bare Bones Tuesday

September 25 2013

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Douglas Morrisson Theatre

Bare Bones Tuesdays: A series of four staged readings, sprinkled throughout the year, of edgier pieces by contemporary writers.No sets, costumes, or tech stuff: Just great stories. www.dmtonline.org.

October 8, 2013  BOB: A Life in Five Acts

Bob is born and abandoned in the bathroom of a White Castle fast food restaurant. From a tender age, he’s sure that he is supposed to be a “Great Man” — if he could just figure how. Thus begins Bob’s extraordinary trek across America, where he encounters a myriad of weird and wonderful characters, experiences love and loss, hardship and fortune, the whole gamut of life. Wide-eyed Bob soaks “everything up like a roll of Bounty.” Nachtrieb’s BOB is a hilarious and poignant exploration of American Mythology, and the pursuit of happiness.

BOB: A Life in Five Acts was originally commissioned by South Coast Repertory, and developed with the support of the Playwrights Foundation in San Francisco. The play won the 2010 Barrie and Bernice Stavis Award from the National Theatre Conference, and received its world premiere in March 2011 at the Humana Festival at Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky, directed by Sean Daniels.

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