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Doctor Cerberus - July 15, 16, 17 and 22, 23 & 24

Doctor Cerberus

By Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa

 

Directed by

John Kastner

 

 

Show dates:  July 15, 16, 17, 22, 23 & 24, 2016

Rated PG-13 for some adult language and themes.

 

Friday and Saturday performances are at 8:00 p.m. with Sunday shows at 2:30 p.m. Doors open 30 minutes prior to showtime. All seats are $12 (cash or check) with a limited number of upgrade seats available on a first come, first served basis at the door (premium seats are an additional $2). Reservations can be made at 317-750-6454, although walk-ins are always welcomed.

 

Venue: The Broadway United Methodist Church, 609 E. 29th St, Indianapolis 46205

 

 

Coming of Age-Family-Horror-Comedic Drama

 

In this award-winning, coming-of-age dramedy, 13-year-old Franklin Robertson is just trying to survive life in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. in the mid-1980s. He's overweight. He's sexually confused. He doesn't have friends. His overworked parents don't understand him. His jock older brother torments him nonstop. He'd rather write stories than go on dates (not that he could get a date). His great comfort comes from the Twinkies he eats and the horror movies he watches every Saturday night at midnight, on a black-and-white TV set in his basement, introduced by the horror host Dr. Cerberus. In fact, Franklin feels certain that Dr. Cerberus can save his misfit life…

 

The real horrors of the play aren’t the films that Franklin is obsessed with, but rather the daily terror of living in a family on the verge of imploding, as well as the twin global fears that dominated much of the 1980s: the threat of nuclear war and the fear of AIDS.  “So, this family is trying to figure out their relationship with one another in a crazy time at the same time as this kid is trying to come to terms with his own issues,”  playwright Aguirre-Sacasa says.

 

"In its darkest moments, DOCTOR CERBERUS sails into the deep waters of theater's favorite sea of tragedy, dysfunctional-family drama, and you realize what a cunning trick the playwright has performed: slipping a heartrending tragedy into the sleeve of a domestic comedy." —Orange County Register.

 

"Ever since Oedipus, the theater has known that there's nothing like family to spook us out. And home is certainly where the horror is in this sweet and canny portrait of the artist as a young fanboy…Doctor Cerberus takes you back to the moment all of us had to make a run for it, fleeing the ghost of an adolescent self, taking off into the unknown."  —LA Times.

 

For additional information, contact John Kastner at 317-750-6454.

 

 

THE 46TH ANNUAL ENCORE AWARDS

STAGEWORTHY PRODUCTIONS

CONGRATULATES ITS WINNERS & NOMINEES

 

The winners were announced at the Awards and Scholarship Ceremony on Monday, October 26, 2015 at the Toby at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.

 

CATCH A FALLING STAR

BEST DIRECTOR OF A COMEDY – DOUG DAVIS

BEST LEAD ACTRESS IN A COMEDY – KRISTEN WILSON

BEST MAJOR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY – STEVE DEMUTH

BEST MAJOR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY – TANYA HAAS

BEST MINOR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY – DANIEL CLYMER

BEST SET DECORATION OF A COMEDY – JOHN KASTNER & DOUG DAVIS

BEST SET DESIGN OF A COMEDY – JOHN KASTNER & DOUG DAVIS

BEST LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR FOR A COMEDY – DOUG DAVIS

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A COMEDY – JOHN KASTNER

BEST SOUND BOARD OPERATOR FOR A COMEDY – JOHN KASTNER

BEST SOUND DESIGN FOR A COMEDY – JOHN KASTNER & KRISTEN WILSON

 

NEXT YEAR’S MAN OF STEEL

BEST DIRECTOR OF A DRAMA – JOHN KASTNER

BEST MAJOR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA – BRIAN JEFFRIES

BEST MAJOR SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA – KYRSTEN LYSTER

BEST MINOR SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA – THOM JOHNSON

BEST COSTUMES FOR A DRAMA – KAREN WEBSTER

BEST SET DECORATION OF A DRAMA – JOHN KASTNER

BEST SET DESIGN OF A DRAMA – JOHN KASTNER

BEST LIGHT BOARD OPERATOR FOR A DRAMA – MIKE SMILEY

BEST LIGHTING DESIGN FOR A DRAMA – JOHN KASTNER

BEST SOUND BOARD OPERATOR FOR A DRAMA – JOHN KASTNER

BEST SOUND DESIGN FOR A DRAMA – JOHN KASTNER

 

2014 - 2015 Judge’s Special Award

Matthew Wardwell and John Kastner for the creation of the integral and plot-advancing original artwork & video in Next Year's Man of Steel at StageWorthy Productions.