Shooting Star

10/25/2012 - 11/10/2012
12:00 AM
11:59 PM
Dietz
"Shooting Star" -- Oct. 25 to Nov. 10, 2012

Running 10/25/2012 to 11/10/2012

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
  • Fridays at 8 p.m.
  • Saturdays at 2:30 and 8 p.m.
  • Sundays at 2:30 p.m.

A comedy by Steven Dietz
Directed by Rohn Thomas

Snowed in overnight at a middle-America airport, college lovers Elena Carson and Reed McAllister have an unexpected and life-altering reunion. Elena has stayed true to her hippie-ish, counter-culture path, while Reed has gone predictably corporate and conservative. As the night gives way to laughter, banter, remembrance and alcohol, Elena and Reed revisit a past that holds more surprises than they imagined — and a present that neither of them could have predicted. Filled with laughter and ache, Shooting Star is a bittersweet romantic comedy about the middle days of our lives, and how we got there.

Shooting Star was originally commissioned and developed by the Denver Theatre Center Theatre Company, where it was presented as a staged reading at the 2008 Colorado New Play Summit. Its world-premiere production was at the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas, in 2009. Akron-area audiences may recognize playwright Dietz, a prolific modern American playwright, from his play Becky’s New Car (which Actors’ Summit produced last year).

Warning: Due to adult language and situations, the play is recommended for mature audiences only.

What the Critics Say about Weathervane Playhouse's Shooting Star

CLICK HERE to read The Akron Beacon Journal's review of the play!
CLICK HERE to read The West Side Leader's review of the play!

TICKET INFORMATION

$18
$16 for Weathervane subscribers

Shooting Star is presented in Weathervane Playhouse's John L. Dietz Theater, the intimate 50-seat "second stage." All seats are sold on a general admission basis ("first come, first seated"). Ticketholders are encouraged to arrive no later than 10 minutes before the performance.

BOX OFFICE INFORMATION

Buy tickets in person or by telephone (330-836-2626) during the following hours:
• Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
• Tuesdays through Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
• Performance Saturdays only: Noon to 5 p.m.
• The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance and remains open until the final curtain.

CLICK HERE to buy tickets online.

THE CAST

LAURA STITT
Elena Carson

MICHAEL GAFFNEY
Reed McAllister

THE CREATIVE TEAM

ROHN THOMAS
Director

JERIMIE NEWCOMB
Assistant Director

MARYANNE COTTER
Stage Manager

JANIS HARCAR
Costume Designer

RYAN DURFEE
Lighting Designer

DAN "D.J." JANKURA
Sound Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer
Properties Designer
Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Asasistant Technical Director

CLICK HERE to read the bios of our cast and creative team (pdf)

 

Box Office Info

Mondays: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tuesdays-Fridays: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Performance Saturdays: Noon to 5 p.m.

The Box Office is also open beginning one hour before each performance.

Get tickets by phone at 330-836-2626
or purchase online.*

*A per-ticket surcharge will be added to each Internet sale.
*Group orders are not available online.

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