AO banner Michael Frayn’s award-winning comedy ALPHABETICAL ORDER April 2 – 19 | Thursdays-Saturdays at 7:30 pm | Sunday’s at 5:00 pm

Marblehead Little Theatre – 12 School Street, Marblehead www.mugfordstreet.com | info@mugfordstreet.com | Information 781-962-0409 AO-promo


MUGFORD STREET PLAYERS PRESENTS ALPHABETICAL ORDER

AN AWARD-WINNING COMEDY OF LOVE AND CHAOS IN THE PRE-DIGITAL AGE

Winner of the 1975 Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy after a long London run, Alphabetical Order unfolds in the cluttered library of a provincial British newspaper. The office chaos is mirrored by the lives of manager Lucy and her oddball associates…until Leslie – a crisp new hire with a passion for organization – arrives on the scene! Then the question becomes: Is a passion for organization anything like passion at all? At least, when chaos reigned they all got wet! Playwright Frayn is best known as the author of the hugely popular farce Noises Off and the Tony Award-winning drama Copenhagen. His novels – such as Towards the End of the Morning, Headlong and Spies – have also been critical and commercial successes, making him one of the handful of writers in the English language to succeed in both drama and prose fiction. Produced and directed by John Fogle, Alphabetical Order features Alex Alexander, Kristine Burke, Brian Casey, Stephen Cooper, Julia Short, Bob Karish, and Mark O’Donald. Set design is by Bruce Greenwald, costume design by Linda Ross, set decoration by Jean Fogle, lighting design by Greg Mancusi-Ungaro and Anna Stenberg is the production stage manager. Director Fogle is the former Artistic Director of the Salem Theatre Company, where his most recent credits include A Delicate Balance, The Elephant Man and Shirley Valentine. He has has staged over 80 area productions. Shows under his direction have won the Best Production Award at the EMACT Drama Festival on three occasions and have twice been cited as One of the Year’s Ten Best by the Boston Phoenix. Alphabetical Order will have 13 performances at the Marblehead Little Theatre, 12 School Street in Marblehead, from April 2 – 19, Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 5:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 with discounts for Seniors and Students ($20)  and are available online. Reservations can also be made by calling 781-962-0409.

ABOUT MUGFORD STREET PLAYERS (MSP)

The Mugford Street Players was founded in 1975 at its original home, the Unitarian-Universalist Church on Mugford Street in Marblehead. Since then, MSP has presented more than 60 productions in a variety of North Shore venues. Recent productions include The Weir, The Dresser, The Wind in the Willows, How I Learned to Drive, The Visit, and The Trip to Bountiful. MSP exists to provide challenging, thought-provoking theatre for residents of Marblehead and the entire North Shore – and to serve the artistic ambitions of its members. Director driven, our play selection tends toward the off-beat, even the obscure. Free of any set production schedule, our audiences can be sure that each production is a pure labor of love.

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American IdiotBook and Lyrics by  Billie Joe Armstrong
Book by  Michael Mayer
Music and Lyrics by  Green Day
Direction by Steve Black
Musical Direction by Lianne Goodwin
Choreography by Lara Finn

June 19-28, 2015

Auditions May 18 and 19 – Click for complete audit1on details and to schedule an audition appointment.

The two-time TONY Award-winning hit musical American Idiot, based on Green Day’s GRAMMY Award-winning multi-platinum album, boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before. This high-octane show includes every song from Green Day’s album American Idiot, as well as several songs from follow-up release, 21st Century Breakdown.

Johnny, Tunny and Will struggle to find meaning in a post-9/11 world. When the three disgruntled men flee the constraints of their hometown for the thrills of city life, their paths are quickly estranged when Tunny enters the armed forces, Michael is called back home to attend familial responsibilities, and Johnny’s attention becomes divided by a seductive love interest and a hazardous new friendship. An energy-fueled rock opera, American Idiot, features little dialogue and instead relies on the lyrics from Green Day’s groundbreaking album to execute the story line.

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