Three short comedies from “The Oddball Zone” that will leave you rolling in the “virtual” aisles!!!
VIRTUAL STREAMING – From Saturday, March 13 at 12:01 am to Sunday, March 14 at 11:59 pm
Info and tickets at www.adobetheater.org/tickets or call 505-898-9222.
1-800 is a 10-minute one-act by Joseph Sorrentino directed by James Cady. Jim previously directed Joe Sorrentino’s very funny The Gavones of Philadelphia at The Adobe Theater. The premise – A simple phone call to an automated banking system turns into a humorous battle of wits. Two Albuquerque theatre favorites – Matthew Van Wettering makes the call and gets the robo-voice performed by H.K. Phillips.
Georgia Athearn takes up the director’s baton again and has selected two of David Ives’ 15-minute one acts from All In The Timing. There are six one acts in the script of which are normally performed in two acts for a night of live theater. Georgia has selected Sure Thing and The Philadelphia for the comedic relief they bring forth as well as the feeling we have all shared during this pandemic. That feeling of “what the heck is going on” and “didn’t I just say that” or “where the (expletive) am I”? Sure Thing – a chance meeting of two characters, Betty and Bill, whose conversation is continually reset by the use of a ringing bell, starting over when one of them responds negatively to the other – is performed by Joel Miller and Catalina. The Philadelphia is performed by Yannig Morin, Jasa Pricer and Ludwig Puchmayer. At a restaurant, a man is informed by a friend that his frustratingly unlucky day is the result of his ensnarement in an anomalous pocket of reality, called a “Philadelphia,” in which he will only be fulfilled by asking for the opposites of what he wants.