|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.
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.
Producer’s Circle Sponsor:
Rosalie and Ed Ungar
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