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The Widow's Blind Date

a Drama
CATEGORY : DRAMA
by Israel Horovitz

COMPANY : Coup de Theatre Atlanta [WEBSITE]
VENUE : Relapse Theatre [WEBSITE]
ID# 3197

SHOWING : November 06, 2008 - November 16, 2008

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PRODUCTION DESCRIPTION

Years after high school, Archie “Billy-goat” Crisp (Connor Barrett) and George Ferguson (Kenneth Camp) are a pair of lugs who haven’t moved past menial warehouse jobs. Their classmate Margy (Sally Ann Cone), a girl who got out of their working class neighborhood and made good, has comes back to town to revisit her old classmates. Not for the faint of heart, this darkly funny play is also nasty and brutish, as old insults cross with unforgettable passions.


CAST & CREW LIST
Director Troy Halverson
Stage Manager Charlie Adair
Stage Manager Gigi Boudouani
Archie "Billy Goat" Crisp Connor Barrett
George Kenneth Camp II
Margi Sally Cone
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REVIEWS

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5 Reasons Everyone in Atlanta Should See "The Widows Blind Date"
by sallyanncone
Sunday, November 16, 2008
5.0
(Review written by, Michael Chambers)

1. The actors are incredible. KC and Connor do an excellent job of bringing in the pathos and lost-hope culture of the aging and unaccomplished. Though their personalities begin to eventually split in alarming and irrevocable ways, their camaraderie in the beginning is as natural as their subsequent bitterness that emerges when Sally's character arrives. Sally brings an icy sarcasm thats cloaking something underneath. Obviously she's there for a reason, but you're never quite sure what that reason is until the ball drops and the shit hits the fan. I dare anyone to leave the theater within five minutes of the second act.

2. The plot is riveting. Israel Horowitz has a way of taking the mundane and laying lethal landmines within. Its as though Anton Chekov snuck into a David Mamet play and covered the shockwave proceedings with layers of intrigue and closets full of skeletons. You're drawn in by the realism. When the layers begin peeling, you're violated, but like an automobile accident, you cannot look away. For those who love Chuck P books, but with Hitchcock corners, this one's for you.

3. The directors are perfect for this project. Troy is a veteran of Relapse/Jackpie improv. He's an actor's director. He knows the space. He knows the players. They open their souls for the man. Loren knows the material better than anyone in Atlanta. She's an Entertainment Weekly columnist who's seen the play firsthand under the direction of Israel Horowitz himself. She knows the intricacies of the characters. She knows the inner workings of the story behind the story. These two directors balance out to make a show that's both true to the source material and original in its presentation.

4. COUP DE THEATRE- What is Coup de Theatre? Its a community theatre specially designed for the sophisticated Atlanta college crowd, a people known to appreciate both old-stock fair-weathered shows and hipster zombie musicals.. It's the group that brought you Closer and An Adult Evening of Shel Silverstein. Its run by young twenty-something entrepreneurs. It knows you. It loves you. It won't let you down. If you're a college student, post-college student, or a college student at heart, and you love theatre... you fucking looove theatre... then its a travesty you haven't been to a Coup de Theatre Show yet.

5. OBAMA'S IN- Grab a six-pack, bring a group (this is one to discuss) or a date (but not a first-date, this one's more of a third), and appreciate your country's ability to go with a good thing, just as you will. Tonight. When you come to:

THE WIDOW'S BLIND DATE
presented by COUP DE THEATRE
at RELAPSE THEATRE
380 14th Street (in the church across from Jimmy John's)
November 6, 7, 13, and 14 (that's Thursdays and Fridays) at 8:30pm
November 9, and 16 (that's Sunday) at 6:30pm
BYOB
$10 to get in.

directed by Troy Halverson and Loren Lankford
starring Connor Barrett, Kenneth Camp, and Sally Ann Cone.

Can you come? Obama says: "Yes you can!"
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