Show Title:



The Last Smoker in America


Book & Lyrics by Bill Russell
Music by Peter Melnick

Directed by Andy Sandberg




September 29 - October 24, 2010


Riffe Center Studio One Theatre

Last Smoker Extends in Columbus!

By popular demand, The Last Smoker in America will perform two extension performances! The two added shows will play Saturday, October 23, at 10:30 pm, and Sunday, October 24, at 7 pm! Click on the "Buy Tickets" button above to get your tickets now!

What's it About?

In this world premiere musical by Tony nominee Bill Russell (Side Show) and Drama Desk nominee Peter Melnick (Adrift in Macao), smoking has been outlawed in America, but Pam is finding it impossible to quit. Her struggle is complicated by husband Ernie, who dreams of being a rock star, and their teenage son Jimmy, who listens to so much rap music he’s convinced he’s black. Meanwhile their nosy, evangelistic, anti-smoking neighbor Phyllis lurks around every corner trying to catch Pam mid-puff. Will Pam kick the habit or fight for the right to light up as The Last Smoker in America? Columbus will be the first to find out in this original, raucous, irreverent musical.

Show Sponsor:

Producer's Circle Sponsor: Rosalie and Ed Ungar
Supporting Sponsors:
American Airlines  The Residence Inn Columbus - Downtown  Barcelona

Actor Hospitality Provided By:
Capital Club

Season Support: 

Limited Brands

Season Support:

The Columbus Foundation - Ohio Arts Council - Greater Columbus Arts Council
Thrive in Five - Nationwide Foundation - The Shubert Foundation

The CATCO-Phoenix 2010-2011 Season is dedicated to William B. Conner Jr.

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