by Richard Strand
directed by Stuart Carden
MARCH 11, 2016 - APRIL 17, 2016
"It's part comedy, part historical drama and part biography, often all at once, and sometimes none of those. Yet the show is easy enough to review. Just call it splendid." -The New York Times
Early in the Civil War, three escaped slaves arrive at a Union fort to seek sanctuary from Major General Butler. Despite the conflict between the states, law requires that the slaves be returned to their rightful owner. Seeking a solution that satisfies both ethics and duty, Butler embarks on a battle of words and wits, calling into question what is legal versus what is right in a captivating story based on actual events.
NNPN Announces the 42nd Rolling World Premiere: LUCKY ME by Rob Caisley
Lucky Me by Robert Caisley
Sara Fine’s having a bad week. Really bad! The light bulbs in her apartment keep burning out; there’s yet another leak in the roof; the aquarium is perpetually full of dead fish; the cat’s gone AWOL, again, and her blind, elderly father -- who chased off her last beau -- is immediately suspicious of Tom, their new neighbor, a TSA agent who just brought Sara home from the emergency room on New Year’s Eve with a fractured 5th meta-tarsal. As Tom’s attraction to Sara increases, he learns of a truly bizarre streak of bad luck that’s been haunting Sara for 22 years. Lucky Me is a very funny and whimsical comedy about love, aging, bad luck, and airport security.
Curious Theatre Company
October 23-December 6th 2014
Lucky Me at New Jersey Repertory Company July 31 - August 31, 2014
A World Premiere Comedy by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas. From the playwright who brought you "Happy" comes a whimsical comedy about love, aging, airport security, and 22 years of bad luck.
New Jersey Stage says...
"Robert Caisley's writing is brilliant, witty and insightful in what can be described as modern day Glass Menagerie. Lucky Me is pleasing mixture of great sitcom and vintage Neil Simon with a dash of Aaron Sorkin. Caisley, a Professor of Theatre and Head of Dramatic Writing at the University of Idaho, crafts a story that is both relevant and heartfelt while maintaining big laughs at the expense of family dynamics, romantic histories and the TSA. The scenes make masterful use of the stage space and great comedic timing under the direction of SuzAnne Barabas. The apartment's wallpaper adds a timeless feel to the set which allows the audience to further invest themselves emotionally in the characters and the story....
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