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NO RESERVATIONS
A Program of Comedic One-Acts

FRI May 5 at 7:30pm
SAT May 6 at 7:30pm
SUN May 7 at 2:00pm

STUDIO 93
at The Center
93 Main Street, Waterville

GENERAL ADMISSION
$12 Adult   $10 Senior/Student
Tickets available at the door
Advance reservations by email:  reservations@acattheatre.org


Lives of the Great Waitresses
by Nina Shengold
Directed by Stephanie Irwin
Four waitresses, each with her own brand of zen, share the secrets of being one of the greats.
Yetta.............................. Jen Day
Kay................................ Karen LaPlante
Tammie Sue.................. Heidi Holst
Melissa.......................... Robyn King

The Philadelphia
by David Ives
Directed by Juli Brooks and Keith Libold
A man finds himself trapped in “a Philadelphia,” a Twilight Zone-like state in which he cannot get anything he asks for.  His only hope of escape rests with a clever friend and sage waitress.
Al................................... Bart Shattuck
Mark.............................. Tim Croce
Waitress......................... Emilienne Ouellette

The Battle of Bull Run Always Makes Me Cry
by Carole Real
Directed by Doree Austin
As a frazzled Donna tells her friends Linda and Amy about her date with Patrick, the awkward and lovely encounter unfolds before our eyes.
Donna........................... Kathy Reardon
Linda............................. Emilienne Ouellette
Amy............................... Sarah Johnson
Patrick........................... James Paine

The Poorly-Written Play Festival
by Carolyn Gage  (Maine playwright)
Directed by Joe Klapatch
Members of a play selection committee have gathered to choose the plays for their Festival of Poorly-Written Plays.  The committee enacts every broken rule of playwriting in the course of their wrangling over their selections of bad plays.  This is a hilarious “actors nightmare” for playwrights, guaranteed to delight audiences, whose attempts to follow the action are constantly frustrated by the dramaturgical liberties of this “poorly-written” play.  The incoherencies and inconsistencies build to a frantic climax, as the artistic director, faced with a plethora of plot difficulties, resorts to the cheesiest playwriting device of all.
Loman........................... Uri Lessing
Eugene.......................... Tim Croce
Hedda........................... Jeralyn Shattuck
Mrs. Bracknell.............. Doree Austin
Stella............................. Kalyn Black
Stranger........................ Ben Keene

Sure Thing
by David Ives
Directed by Doree Austin
Two people meet in a cafe and find their way through a conversational minefield as an offstage bell interrupts their false starts, gaffes and faux pas on the way to falling in love.
Bill................................. Bart Shattuck
Betty.............................. Jeralyn Shattuck

Lip Service
by Bradley Hayward
Directed by Stephanie Irwin
They say love conquers all, but that was before Pardonnez Moi opened its doors.  When Charlie made his reservation at the romantic restaurant to ask for Laura's hand in marriage, he had no idea that his proposal would be repeatedly thwarted by a revolving staff of cuckoos.  Among them are a waitress obsessed with conspiracy theories, a bus boy with a cabaret act, a chef with an accent thicker than his gravy, and a musician that doesn't even know how to play.  As Laura flits from disaster to disaster, Charlie tries desperately to make heads or tails of the nonsense spewing from everyone's lips.
Charlie.......................... Michael Pullen
Laura............................ Nikki Porter
Hostess......................... Heidi Holst
Paranoid Waitress........ Jen Day
Angry Waitress............. Sarah Johnson
Maitre d’....................... Uri Lessing
Old Waitress................. Karen LaPlante
Dumb Waiter................ Nathaniel Grindstaff
Bus Boy......................... Erik Hyatt
Photographer................ Ben Keene
Violinist......................... Robyn King
Chef............................... Marie Cormier