Impromptu
Written by Tad Mosel
Mar 07 - Mar 10, 2013
Disney’s Contemporary Resort - Ballroom of the Americas

Four actors sit on a darkened stage, awaiting the arrival of the stage manager who has called them together. Each the definition of "typecast," they have absorbed most of what they are from what they pretend to be on the stage. As they wait, the stage lights come up—but still no one appears to tell them what they are to do. The play they begin to improvise is a mixture of truth, fantasy and well-rehearsed situations.  Out of it, in subtle progression, comes a deepening awareness of the real people behind the theatrical facades. This play, conceived in the "Pirandello mode," brings a fresh approach to a timeless theme — what should be the proper ratio of truth vs. illusion in the balanced life?

Tad Mosel (May 1, 1922 – August 24, 2008) was an American playwright and one of the leading dramatists of the hour-long teleplay genre for live television during the 1950s. He received the 1961 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for his play All the Way Home.

Impromptu and God of Carnage are opening the 20th Anniversary STAGE season.  Impromptu is Nicole McBee’s directorial debut with STAGE.  She has previously served as Production Manager for Steel Magnolias and Agatha Christie’s And Then There Were None, as well as Musical Director for Sister Amnesia’s Country Western Nunsense Jamboree.

  • Thu, Mar 07, 2013
  • 08:00 PM
  • $15 $10
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    Show Date
    03/07/13

  • Fri, Mar 08, 2013
  • 08:00 PM
  • $15 $10
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    Show Date
    03/08/13

  • Sat, Mar 09, 2013
  • 08:00 PM
  • $15 $10
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    Show Date
    03/09/13

  • Sun, Mar 10, 2013
  • 08:00 PM
  • $15 $10
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    Show Date
    03/10/13

* All tickets pre-ordered online are offered at a 33% discount ($5 off). Door price is the original list price.
  • Nicole McBee ... Director
  • Isaac Bannasch ... Tony
  • Jessica Hendricks ... Lora
  • Sabrina Shaw ... Winifred
  • Thomas Taffinder ... Ernest