Café Theatre 2011 (13-16 April 2011)

For a fun-filled evening of theatre and comedy, come to the American Theatre Company’s Cafe Theatre from April 13-16, 2011 at La Maison Blanche, 606 Chaussee de St. Job, 1180 Uccle.
There will be 5 short plays (see below) and improv comedy with delicious chilli buffet served by La Britannique and table service for drinks.
  • Ferris Wheel by Mary Miller directed by Chris Flores starring Daniel Prior (All My Sons) and Hurmayonne Morgan (Anton in Showbusiness) takes the audience on an emotional and humorous ride that explores the private fears and struggles of two strangers stuck, dangling in the air, on this icon ride.
  • Table One by Morgan Fisher directed by John Stanton – You know you are in the States when everything is well, Okay!  If your visiting for the first time, be sure to stop by a local diner and everything will certainly be-Okay!  Okay?
  • The Philadelphia by David Ives – Ever had one of those days when you thought you wound up in another place and time and yet no one else even seemed to notice it?  Perhaps you were actually in a Philadelphia or even a Baltimore which is very similar to a Philadelphia but not at all like a Los Angeles!
  • Departures written and directed by Matthew Snoding – Sitting in Brussels Airport’s departure lounge, Ian is ready to meet his girlfriend Emily’s parents for the first time. Or is he?
  • Lost by Mary Louise Wilson: Two old friends (Alma Forsyth as Alice and Sigrid Van Eepoel as Helen) get lost while going out to lunch.
Cafe Theatre is kindly sponsored by Boston University Brussels,

Anton in Show Business (18-29 Jan 11)

Warehouse Studio Theatre

A smart, acerbic crowd pleaser…. Simultaneously a love letter and a poison pen letter to the American theatre.” Variety.

So well written that you won’t have to know a thing about Three Sisters in order to laugh your way through the evening. The writing is sharp, knowing, and cuts to the quick.”

George Heymont, My Cultural Landscape

This madcap comedy follows three actresses across the footlights, down the rabbit hole and into a strangely familiar Wonderland that looks a lot like American theatre the resemblance is uncanny! Holly Seabé is a gorgeous TV star pursuing the cache stage acting can give her to help her land a movie role. Casey Mulgraw, the “Queen of Off-Off-Broadway,” has performed in 200 productions without pay. Lisabette Cartwright, a recent graduate of the Southern Methodist University theatre program, seeks a meaningful experience in theatre.

As these women pursue their dream of performing Chekhov in Texas, they’re whisked through a maelstrom of “good ideas” that offer unique solutions to the Three Sisters need to have life’s deeper purpose revealed. In the tradition of great backstage comedies, Anton in Show Business conveys the joys, pains and absurdities of “putting on a play” at the turn of the century.