YOU'LL LAUGH YOUR
(BODY PART) _________ OFF!
PHILIP DEBLANKS IS DEAD!
The audience provides nouns, verbs, adjectives, desserts and body parts, and the actors provide the laughs — uncensored and unrehearsed — as the cast enacts the story using the words put in their mouths. It's "Clue" meets adult "Mad Libs"!
Saturday, June 23rd, 2018 | 8:00pm
Saturday, July 21st, 2018 | 8:00pm
ArtSpace Lima in Downtown Lima
February 2019 | Details TBA
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years.
A unique and imaginative theatre piece which, in the words of the author, "needs no theatre, no lengthy rehearsal, no special set, no memorization of lines, and no commitment from its two actors beyond the night of performance." The piece is comprised of letters exchanged over a lifetime between two people who grew up together, went their separate ways, but continued to share confidences. As the actors read the letters aloud, what is created is an evocative, touching, frequently funny but always telling pair of character studies in which what is implied is as revealing and meaningful as what is actually written down.