presented by Actors Collective in partnership with Babs’Lab

Paris, France, 1793. The Reign of Terror.
Guillotines are very in these days.

Playwright Olympe de Gouges, Haitian spy Marianne Angelle, assassin Charlotte Corday, and former queen Marie Antoinette hang out, plot, and ultimately bond, all while pushing back against the hyper-violent hypocritical male-dominated rhetoric of the times. However will modern audiences relate?! Extremism and legacy, art and activism, feminism and terrorism, individualism and sisterhood, all are examined in this smart, dream-infused comedy.

A sassy, hold-on-to-your-seats theatrical adventure… wonderfully wild and raucous… – Cincinnati Enquirer

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JAN 31  FEB 1 & 2

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directed by CARYL BUTTERLEY

and starring

KAREN KONZEN
as OLYMPE de GOUGES
badass feminist
and playwright

ANTOINETTE JOHNSON
as MARIANNE ANGELLE
badass free woman of color
and spy

KRISTEN WALSH
as CHARLOTTE CORDAY
badass country girl
and assassin

SADIE AKERS
as MARIE ANTOINETTE
less badass but fascinating
former queen of France

Actors Collective and All Beaches Experimental Theatre presents

ONE BY TENN PLUS EIGHT

Short Stories For The Stage

directed by CARYL BUTTERLEY  |  view credits

JUNE 28 29 30 & JULY 5 6 7
Fri & Sat 8pm | Sun 2pm

ABET | All Beaches Experimental Theatre
544 Atlantic Blvd, Neptune Beach, FL

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TICKETS | $20 General | $15 for ABET Season Ticket Holders

Actors Collective in partnership with ABET presents a collection of theatrical pieces, including Talk To Me Like The Rain and Let Me Listen by Tennessee Williams. A singular opportunity to see this rare gem performed, along with new original pieces by regional playwrights.

FEATURED WORKS

VIEW THE PLAYBILL

TEN MINUTE LIFE
by Elaine Smith
starring Jason Collins and Milan Alley

SELF CARE
by Kelby Siddons
starring Milan Alley and Kristen Walsh

SPARE CHANGE
by Cameron J. Pfahler
starring Rich Pintello and Jason Collins

SWEET JESUS!
by Nathan Sanders
starring Brooks Anne Meierdierks and Christopher Watson

SOCIAL INQUISITION
by Adam Nathaniel Davis
starring Brooks Anne Meierdierks, Christopher Watson, Jason Collins, Kristen Walsh, Milan Alley, and Rich Pintello

ROOTS IN THE WIND
by Olivia Gowan
starring Kristen Walsh, Brooks Anne Meierdierks, Jason Collins, and Rich Pintello

TALK TO ME LIKE THE RAIN AND LET ME LISTEN
by Tennessee Williams
starring Milan Alley and Christopher Watson

monologue set
by Karen Konzen

Actors Collective would like to thank the Groundling Scribes for their enthusiasm, support, and participation in this project. GROUNDLING SCRIBES is a local fellowship of Artists who gather to support, encourage, and provide feedback for the playwright. Within this community, the focus is on the growth of the playwright, both in the craft and the writer’s creativity and individualism. Groundling Scribes puts storytelling above all else and considers the growth of the work the highest achievement.

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS was an American playwright, many would say the greatest of the twentieth century. His body of work includes The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Summer and Smoke, The Rose Tattoo, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Suddenly Last Summer, Sweet Bird of Youth, The Night of the Iguana, and so many more. Talk to Me Like the Rain and Let Me Listen was written in 1953 as part of a series of one-acts Williams wrote in particular for community theatre. Unlike the scenic demands of his larger works these scripts featured small-scale, bare-room situations, and allowed the audience to take in the actors and text without other visual distractions. Actors Collective and ABET are incredibly excited to present this rarely performed piece!

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

NATHAN SANDERS
playwright
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ELAINE SMITH
playwright
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ADAM NATHANIEL DAVIS
playwright
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BROOKS ANNE MEIERDIERKS
actor
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CAMERON J. PFAHLER
playwright
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CHRISTOPHER WATSON
actor
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JASON COLLINS
actor
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KAREN KONZEN
playwright
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KELBY SIDDONS
playwright
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KRISTEN WALSH
actor
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MILAN ALLEY
actor
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OLIVIA GOWAN
playwright
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RICH PINTELLO
actor
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