Cocktails at the Centre of the Earth

Written & directed by Simon Astor
Music direction by Meg van Huygen

Thu-Sat at 8 pm, Jan 26-Feb 25 (Thu PWYC)
$15 general / $10 TPS, senior, military / $5 student
PWYC Industry Night: Monday, Feb 6

In a world run on refined, harvested mummies, where blimps are accessed via pneumatic tube, surgically enhanced foxes lecture on inter-species marriage, and self-winding is the latest advancement in mechanical men, there lived a great many people, who desired a great many things.

Set among the steamcabs and airships of this alternate world is a comedy of manners, in which street urchins try to land rich lovers, bandaged terrorists attempt to overthrow the government, and socialites train seahorses to bring them martinis.

Join an unlikely group of drinking buddies as they share secrets, sonnets, and sloe gin, in watering holes that range from the sea to the sky to the center of the earth.

With musical numbers, arch dialogue, and a dash of anarchy, Cocktails at the Centre of the Earth is a steampunk extravaganza of words, wit and wonder!

Asa Bass Conrad
Carter Lee Churchfield Reynard Diggswell
Trevor Cushman Lansing
Kai Curtis Servant
Monica Finney Helena
Josh Hartvigson Rakehell
Todd Hull Daniel Engine
Katherine Karaus Patricia
Andrea Lauritsen Flame Girl #1
Jonah Martin Baxter / Maxwell / Dexter / Wuxtry / Windsor
John McKenna Col. Moutarde
Jen Nelson Gloriana/Constellation Girl
Erin O’Malley Paravion
Jennifer Pratt Gepetta Odenkirk
Laurel Ryan Roulette
Sailor St. Claire Burlesque/Flame Girl #2
James Weidman Bunny
Monica Wulzen Dovecote
Writer/Director Simon Astor
Musical Director Meg van Huygen
Bassoon Jono Green
Guitar Tyson Lynn
Costume Design Heather Bernadette
Set Design Todd Van Der Ark
Lighting Design Tess Malone
Stage Manager Murphy Stevens
Production Manager Grant Knutson

Press Photos are available here

Women in Peril

Written by Joel Steinpreis & Craig Trolli
Directed by Jason Sharp

Fri-Sat at 11 pm, April 29-May 20
$10 gen / $5 TPS/senior/student
PWYC Industry Night: Monday, May 16

To remark “It was just like a Lifetime Movie!” is a lazy critical slam which Women in Peril wears like a red badge of honor. Bad Actor Productions brings their campy nonsense and anarchic deviance to bear on the trashy world of 1990s Lifetime Movies — the kind of trashy psychotic plot-defying guilty pleasure we secretly binged on with our moms! Women In Peril feeds the movies of Judith Light, Tori Spelling, and Meredith Baxter-Birney into a gender-bending blender and whips up a delicious satirical souffle of the infamously exploitative television-for-women genre. Will the heroines overcome their [tragic loss/eating disorder/drug addiction/homicidal urges] in time to save their [tweaked out learning impaired teenage daughter/obsessed gender-confused lover/sociopathic next door neighbor] from [impending obscurity/complete psychological breakdown/unspeakable violence/drag overdose/hallucinatory musical numbers]? Find out this Spring when Annex Theatre hosts Bad Actors Productions in Women In Peril!

Starring Joel Steinpreis, Craig Trolli, Em’ma Gawd, Todd Hull, Jayson Potter & Peter Benjamin Farrar. Stage manager: Brian Peterson.