Directed by Scott Warren
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away… Cincinnati, actually… in his mom’s basement, Dave and his friends are planning a risky maneuver that will deliver them from the Darth Vader-like clutches of life’s dark side. As die-hard Star Wars enthusiasts, Dave’s plan involves stealing a stash of coveted collectibles. Against Jabba-sized odds, their plan is so crazy, it just might work. This new comedy is more fun than a barrel of Wookies!
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About the Playwright
Joseph Zettelmaier is a Michigan-based playwright and four-time nominee for the Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association Award for Best New Play, first in 2006 for All Childish Things, then in 2007 for Language Lessons, in 2010 for It Came From Mars and in 2012 for Dead Man’s Shoes. Other plays include Ebenezer, And The Creek Don’t Rise, The All Childish Things Trilogy, Dr. Seward’s Dracula, Snow Angels, Blackwater Ballad, Night Blooming, Point of Origin and The Stillness Between Breaths. The Stillness Between Breaths and It Came From Mars were selected to appear in the National New Play Network’s Festival of New Plays. He also co-authored Flyover, USA: Voices From Men of the Midwest at the Williamston Theatre (Winner of the 2009 Thespie Award for Best New Script). He also adapted Christmas Carol’d for the Performance Network. It Came From Mars was a recipient of 2009’s Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, and won Best New Script 2010 from the Lansing State Journal. His play Dead Man’s Shoes was a recipient of the Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award in 2011, and also won Best New Play at the 2011 Wilde Awards. He is an Associate Artist at Performance Network, an Artistic Ambassador to the National New Play Network and an adjunct lecturer at Eastern Michigan University, where he teaches Dramatic Composition. He was also profiled in the March 2012 issue of American Theatre Magazine. Deepest thanks to everyone at Aurora for making his Georgia premiere such a wonderful experience. www.jzettelmaier.com
Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez talks about All Childish Things, “As a child of the 1970’s I experienced first-hand the cultural phenomenon that was Star Wars. I loved that the movie spawned a whole alternative genre of entertainment. Today, there are collectibles from that era that are as valuable as gold or diamonds. However, All Childish Things is not just for the fanatics. Like the popular TV series, The Big Bang Theory, the play takes a playful look at the modern ‘nerd,’ if you will. Whether you love Star Wars or just love to rib people who love Star Wars, this play is a great night of laughs.”
Lobby Art Exhibition
About the Artist
Kyle Puttkammer is an educator, entertainer, creator of “Galaxy Man” and a comic shop retailer for 20 years.
A portion of all art sales benefits Aurora Theatre.
October 3–27, 2013
Wednesday–Saturday at 8:00pm*
Saturday & Sunday at 2:30pm
Wednesday Discount Matinee
October 23 at 10:00am
*No Wednesday evening performance
on October 23
Special Events Scheduled for All Childish Things
Fueled by fan conventions like DragonCon, and technology-based industries, Science Fiction and “Geek” culture entertainment are extremely popular. Aurora is working to engage these fans, by planning several events that will make All Childish Things even more fun. Aurora Theatre is even offering a FREE ticket to anyone with a DragonCon badge to preview performances on October 1 & 2 at 8:00pm. Reservations are required and tickets are subject to availability—call or email to reserve a space: 678.226.6222 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Storm Troopers will invade Aurora Theatre on Saturday, October 5 as the Georgia Garrison of the 501st Legion will appear in conjunction with performances that day. The 501st Legion is dedicated to re-creating film-quality costumes of the “villainous” characters of the Star Wars galaxy and entertaining Star Wars fans with public appearances especially to benefit non-profits like Aurora Theatre. Folks will be able to pose for photos and mingle with these special guests following the matinee and prior to the evening performance on October 5.
Cosplay (short for costume play), is another way for science fiction and animation fans to express their appreciation for their passion. Aurora hates the thought of all of these great costumes sitting in a closet waiting for the next convention, so they invite folks to wear their favorite costumes to the theatre on Friday, October 11. Cosplay participants will get $10 off tickets to the show that Friday when they order online with the Promo Code: Cosplay. Then be sure to be in costume for the show that night.
Zombies from Aurora’s own Terror on the Trail at Sims Lake Park production will greet patrons on Thursday, October 17 in the lobby.
Wine Down Wednesday
FREE wine tasting in the lobby before select Wednesday evening performances from 6:30–8:00pm. Patrons may purchase a full pour of their favorites at the concession stand.
Wednesday, October 9 & 16
The wines paired for our production of All Childish Things are:
Wednesday, October 9:
Wednesday, October 16:
|Dave Bullanski||Michael Jared Tarver|
|Max Farley||Enoch King*|
|Carter Sloan||Bryan Brendle|
|Kendra Johnson||Cara Mantella|
|The Big Man||Rob Cleveland*|
|Producing Artistic Director||Anthony P. Rodriguez|
|Associate Producer||Ann-Carol Pence|
|Stage Manager||Katherine Rose Tierney|
|Set Designer||Tommy Cox|
|Lighting Designer||Ben Tilley|
|Sound Designer||Thom Jenkins|
|Costume Designer||Abby Parker|
|Props Designer||Elisabeth Cooper|
|Company Manager||Katie Pelkey|
|Technical Director||James M. Helms|
|Assistant Technical Director/Sound Assistant||Daniel Terry|
|Scenic Artist||Sarah Thomson|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Katie Chambers|
*Member of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.