10/25/2012 - 11/10/2012
Running 10/25/2012 to 11/10/2012
Thursdays at 7:30 p.m.
Fridays at 8 p.m.
Saturdays at 2:30 and 8 p.m.
Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
A comedy by Steven Dietz
Directed by Rohn Thomas
Snowed in overnight at a middle-America airport, college lovers Elena Carson and Reed McAllister have an unexpected and life-altering reunion. Elena has stayed true to her hippie-ish, counter-culture path, while Reed has gone predictably corporate and conservative. As the night gives way to laughter, banter, remembrance and alcohol, Elena and Reed revisit a past that holds more surprises than they imagined — and a present that neither of them could have predicted. Filled with laughter and ache, Shooting Star is a bittersweet romantic comedy about the middle days of our lives, and how we got there.
Shooting Star was originally commissioned and developed by the Denver Theatre Center Theatre Company, where it was presented as a staged reading at the 2008 Colorado New Play Summit. Its world-premiere production was at the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas, in 2009. Akron-area audiences may recognize playwright Dietz, a prolific modern American playwright, from his play Becky’s New Car (which Actors’ Summit produced last year).
Warning: Due to adult language and situations, the play is recommended for mature audiences only.
What the Critics Say about Weathervane Playhouse's Shooting Star
CLICK HERE to read The Akron Beacon Journal's review of the play!
CLICK HERE to read The West Side Leader's review of the play!
THE CREATIVE TEAM
DAN "D.J." JANKURA
ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Asasistant Technical Director
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