A conversation between a male university professor and a female student about her grades quickly becomes the locus of rage, resentment, and abuse. OLEANNA explores the ways in which two people can experience the same events from drastically different perspectives, how perception can shape reality, and how quickly and inevitably power corrodes and corrupts even the best-intentioned people.
CAST Michael K. Potter as John Fay Lynn as Carol
CREW Produced and directed by Michael O'Reilly and Michael K. Potter Set design and decoration by Michael O'Reilly and Michael K. Potter Props by Michael K. Potter and Peter Marval Lighting and sound by Michael O'Reilly Musical curation by Michael O'Reilly Poster and program design by Kris Simic Photography by Martin Ouellette and Carly Morrison-Hart (Churchwood Pictures) Marketing and promotion by Michael K. Potter and Michael O'Reilly
the worst thing i ever did by michael k. potter, michael o'reilly, and fay lynn
July 22-24 & 27-29, 2017
Meet the members of PORC (People Overcoming Random Cruelty), a support group for people who do shitty things.
Owen is a compulsive liar whose anger threatens to boil over at any moment. The remorseless Percy sows chaos wherever she goes. Wesley's the new member, a baffling bundle of nervous tics who doesn't believe in free will. At their meetings, PORC members are supposed to work past their worst impulses... but the facilitator hasn't shown up today. Without her, can these three forces for evil possibly push each other toward healthy behavior?
THE WORST THING I EVER DID is a dark comedy in one act that shows very human people who are very skilled at rationalizing horrible behavior. Know anyone like that?
CAST Fay Lynn as Percy Michael O'Reilly as Owen Michael K. Potter as Wesley
CREW Written and directed by Michael O'Reilly, Fay Lynn, and Michael K. Potter Produced by Michael O'Reilly and Michael K. Potter Set and props by Michael O'Reilly, Fay Lynn, and Michael K. Potter Poster and program design by Kris Simic Photography by Martin Ouellette (Churchwood Pictures) Marketing and promotion by Michael K. Potter and Michael O'Reilly
October 13-14 & 19-21; November 17-18 & 24-25, 2017 @ SHO - Art, Spirit and Performance
TRUE WEST, the story of brothers Austin and Lee, is set in the kitchen of their mother's home 40 miles east of Los Angeles, where Austin is house-sitting. Lee bullies his way into staying at the house and uses his pushy con-man tactics to take over the screenplay Austin is pitching in Hollywood. The brothers find themselves forced to cooperate in the creation of a story that will make or break both their lives. As the brothers learn to live and work with each other, their roles as successful writer and nomadic drifter are reversed -- and each man becomes what he had both envied and loathed about the other.
Don't miss Sam Shepard's celebrated, funny, and high-energy play, which the San Francisco Chronicle called "clear, funny, naturalistic. It's also opaque, terrifying, surrealistic. If that sounds contradictory, you're on to one aspect of Shepard's winning genius: the ability to make you think you're watching one thing while at the same time he's presenting another".
CREW Produced and directed by Michael K. Potter and Michael O'Reilly Music by George Manury Set design by Martin Ouellette and Matthew Burgess Set construction by Martin Ouellette Scenic paintings by Matthew Burgess Props by Matt Froese Poster Design by Kris Simic Photography by Martin Ouellette (Churchwood Pictures)