Who's on First?
A Nightmare Comedy
by Jack Sharkey
July 23 - August 21, 2021
Take a husband, wife, lover and friend, add a strange lamp, a gun and a rubber chicken plus a party that begins at 8pm, then again at 8pm, and then again at 8pm, and you have this nightmare comedy. Four people find themselves reliving one horrible hour over and over as themselves, as Japanese, as British aristocrats, as gangsters, and almost anything else you can think of. Camille is giving the party. Don shows up in a jealous funk about his wife, Alice, whom he suspects of seeing another man. When Alice and Ben have arrived, it turns out their relationship is innocent. But by the time Don realizes this he has already shot Ben, Alice and Camille. Camille wishes that things might have turned out differently, and that is what happens. All concerned find themselves back at the party's beginning again and again doomed to live that same hour over and over again until they get it right. Is it all an accident? Or is their dilemma part of someone's fiendish plan? A labyrinth of hilarity exists to a shocker of an ending.
This play was directed by Judy Reeves & Michele Richey and featured Mark Maccato, Roxana Maccato, Tony D'Armata & Pamela Kinney with Judith Mallernee & Kiki Cummings backstage and Michele Richey in the tech booth.
"Who's on First? (Sharkey)" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.