13 Years of Off-Kilter Theatre
The First Annual Bookburners Convention
by Ashley Naftule
Directed by Dennis Frederick
September 7 – 30
Every day feels exactly the same for the employees at the Opera Street Bookstore: talking about pop culture, taking never-ending smoke breaks, dealing with insane customers, and suffering the whims of their flaky manager. Their dead end jobs turn deadly, though, when a sketchy customer sells them a strange book. Written in a language nobody understands, two brothers and their militant feminist witch BFF try to decode it while sinister forces close in around them. It turns out that the book is a hot commodity, and the people who want to get their hands on it aren’t people at all.
A play about workplace drudgery and cosmic dread, The First Annual Bookburners Convention is a horror-comedy by the writer of Ear.
What’s Coming Up Next?
A Slice: Stories & Cake–Work & Labor
September 27, 7pm
Come and enjoy traditional and personal stories about work and labor and enjoy a slice of key lime cake! This month’s featured teller is the founder of The Storyline Slam, Dan Hoen Hull.
7 Minutes in Hell
October 9th, 7:30pm
Space 55’s anything-goes-variety show! Come and see a dozen or so acts do whatever they want for seven minutes on our stage.
October 16, 7:30pm
Scary stories read aloud by flashlight!
A Slice: Stories & Cake–Spooky Spinechillers
October 23, 7pm
Hear some spooky tales by expert storytellers and have a slice of caramel apple cake!
Country Blue Saloon
Book by Margo Brookover & Duane Daniels
Music & Lyrics by Randy Daniels
Directed by Duane Daniels
November 2 – 18
A special encore production! This country-blues musical is set in a saloon where the beer is cold, the hearts are lonely and the harmonies are tight.
A Blood Mary Christmas
by Denny Guge, Jacque Arend, Shawna Franks & Stacey Reed
November 23 – December 23
The most irreverent and bawdy Christmas show ever produced returns to Space 55 for its 9th year! Retirees Blanche, Bertha and Mabel sing, dance and drink themselves silly as they fight to keep from losing their Sun City condo to a heartless homeowner’s association on Christmas Eve. Featuring all the charm of A Christmas Carol with A LOT more cussing.
Bad Hombres: Comedic Monologues from Beyond
by Guillermo Reyes
Directed by Dwayne Hartford
January 11 – February 3
Bad Hombres is a world premiere series of comic monologues in which Latino immigrants (and some native) deal with the trans-cultural shocks of contemporary America, Arizona, the Southwest, and bring to them the complexity of sexual identity (even trans-sexual) shocks as well.
Night of the Chicken, Episode 2
by Carrie Behrens
Directed by Kim Porter
February 22 – March 17
Playwright Carrie Behrens returns with Episode 2—with new surprises, unexpected twists, and plenty of laughs for the whole family! As Andi struggles to keep her new “condition” from taking over her life, her arrogant cross-country rival becomes suspicious of her secret. To make matters worse, a messy rumor has infected the school, forcing Andi to team up with Mr.K to perform damage control.
‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore
by John Ford
Directed by Keath Hall
April 5 – 28
John Ford’s legendary and taboo play gets a modern facelift at Space 55. Follow the tale of two young lovers, Annabella and Giovanni as they, well…it’s kind of like Romeo & Juliet…but the ending is much, MUCH worse!
be my little baby
by John Perovich
Directed by Ilana Lydia
May 17 – June 9
Johnny has endured years of homeschooling from his overprotective Mother while his sister Heather gets to go to school. Johnny finds relief with LaRue, an imaginary friend. When Heather’s boyfriend Bobby threatens to harm her and her best friend, Johnny turns to LaRue for advice that is literally out of this world. be my little baby is a world premiere dark comedy about acceptance, cowboys, and astral projection.