The Good Doctor
Senior Class Reader's Theatre Comedy
Our Senior Class Reader's Theatre program was established eleven years ago as a way of providing more performance opportunities for our veteran actors. Needless to say, this reader's theatre program has proven to be very popular with volunteers and patrons alike. It is designed to meet the needs of actors 50 and older. All productions are "reader's theatre" in nature, lines and lyrics are learned but not memorized.
Take one part 19th century Russian playwright, add in one part 20th century American playwright and you have a full-length play that exposes the ridiculous, tender, outlandish, ludicrous, innocent and weird frailties of human beings! The Good Doctor is a series of short plays, based on short stories and other works of Chekhov, framed by a writer making comments on them to the audience. The stories are droll, the portraits of the characters are
affectionate, the humor infectious, and the fun unending!
Assistant Stage Mgr/Floor Crew
KEVIN A.R. KING
Light Board Operator
* Denotes Civic Debut | + Denotes Academy of Theatre Arts Student
Friday, April 20th at 2:00pm
Saturday, April 21st at 7:30pm (Post Show Creative Conversation)
Sunday, April 22nd at 2:00pm
Friday, April 27th at 7:30pm (ASL Interpreted Performance)
Saturday, April 28th at 7:30pm
Sunday, April 29th at 2:00pm
The Good Doctor has one scene involving an unrealized infidelity and another deals with a man anticipating him first sexual experience that also goes unrealized. Both scenes and situations are played lightly and for comic effect and is best enjoyed by prepared middle, high school and adult audiences.
Why We Chose This Show
Comedy can make us laugh but also uncover the truth about people. Renowned comic playwright Neil Simon, author of such hits as The Odd Couple and Barefoot in the Park, lends his comic genius and adapts the work of Anton Chekhov for a modern audience. Simon's deft comic writing and Chekhov's keen eye for human behavior is a combination that results in a series of satirical plays that exposes the ridiculous, tender, and ludicrous frailties of human beings.
The Carver Center Studio
426 South Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
All performances in the Carver Center Studio are general seating. We recommend arriving early. Doors open 30 minutes prior to each performance.
Available after 6pm in the Civic parking lot at the northeast corner of Lovell and Park Streets. There is additional parking behind the Carver Center. Street parking is available after 5pm.
Photos courtesy of Katherine Mumma