Tag Archives: Stephen Lowe

One Toe’s in the Funny Bone at Orange Park Community Theatre

Orange Park Community Theatre just opened One Toe in the Grave, a comedy by Jack Sharkey. You may have previously seen a Sharkey play and not realized it, as he wrote under four pseudonyms as well as his own name. He didn’t start writing for stage until in his thirties, but by the time he passed, he had over eighty published comedies, musicals, and thrillers. That the audience was laughing pretty much throughout the show is a testament not only to the cast, but to Sharkey’s wit. Jason Kingsley () is the treasurer for Murdock and Moran (M&M), a company …

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“Bye Bye Birdie” a rollicking stroll through the 1950’s

Take a rollicking stroll through the late 1950’s at ’s production of . The American classic is in good hands with director , who’s worked with OPCT since 2001. The original Broadway play is quite different from the beloved 1963 film adaptation starring Ann-Margret and Dick Van Dyke. Both stories are based on Elvis’s 1957 army draft and the chaos that ensued among crazed teenaged girls of the time. The musical opens in the offices of the Almaelou record company. Agent Albert Peterson, played by , is distraught. He’s entered the office only to find that his company’s biggest star, …

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RUN FOR YOUR WIFE – An OPCT Comedy Farce

ORANGE PARK COMMUNITY THEATRE REVIEW DICK KEREKES & LEISLA SANSOM [email protected] opened a very funny comedy with “,” written by , on March 4, 2016, with additional performances scheduled through March 20 at their theatre on Moody Road in Orange Park, Florida. OPCT is the unofficial home of farce on our local stages. Their loyal patrons love this type of humor, and expect to see at least one farce produced every season. Farces start with plausible premises and build to a fever pitch of delirium in which the world has gone into outrageous and preposterous madness, and they’re filled with …

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