Get ready for something new. Something different. Get ready for Shows on the Side.
About Shows on the Side
Pullman Civic Theatre is proud to announce Shows on the Side for the 2018 season. Shows on the Side (or SotS as it’s lovingly called at PCT) is a secondary season that will supplement our mainstage season and bring even more live theatre to the Palouse! This secondary season will feature a variety of theatrical endeavors ranging from radio dramas to staged readings, to actor showcases and even fully produced plays. The content of SotS will often differ from our mainstage shows, offering scripts that may explore more challenging ideas or adult themes, which may give our audiences an excuse to hire a babysitter for the night and treat yourselves to an all new theatrical experience!
We think SotS will bring our audiences exciting new stories to explore. So get ready for something new. Something different. Get ready for Shows on the Side.
See you at the theatre!
February 16 & 17
Nye Street Theatre
Synopsis: Jim and Franny have been married for 12 years and are “perfectly suited” to one another. Jim is the “pragmatic one”, Franny the “spontaneous one”. They are each other’s lives and identities. But when they wake up in the middle of the night having mysteriously fallen out of love, they panic. Terrified by the prospect of life outside of their marriage, they spend the rest of the night trying to fall back in love. Unfortunately, the more they try to remember who they are as a couple, the more lost they become as people. And in the end, they must figure out if what they have is love, need or just routine. And, ultimately, if there is even a difference.
November 16 & 17
Nye Street Theatre
Synopsis: Nan has decided to teach her abusive husband Kyle a lesson. With the help of her friend Simon (acting as her emotional — and actual — cheerleader) and a stripper named Sweetheart, she tapes Kyle to a chair and forces him to watch as they reenacts scenes from their painful past. In the piece de resistance, they plan to cover the room in meat and honey so Kyle will be mauled by a bear. Through this night of emotional trials and ridiculous theatrics, Nan and Kyle are both freed from their past in this smart, dark revenge comedy.
Performance Dates and Location TBA
Driving Miss Daisy is our first Pop-up Theatre production! We will be “poping” up all year long in various locations around the palouse. Stay tuned for show dates and locations
Synopsis: The place is the Deep South, the time 1948, just prior to the civil rights movement. Having recently demolished another car, Daisy Werthan, a rich, sharp-tongued Jewish widow of seventy-two, is informed by her son, Boolie, that henceforth she must rely on the services of a chauffeur. The person he hires for the job is a thoughtful, unemployed black man, Hoke, whom Miss Daisy immediately regards with disdain and who, in turn, is not impressed with his employer’s patronizing tone and, he believes, her latent prejudice. But, in a series of absorbing scenes spanning twenty-five years, the two, despite their mutual differences, grow ever closer to, and more dependent on, each other, until, eventually, they become almost a couple. Slowly and steadily the dignified, good-natured Hoke breaks down the stern defenses of the ornery old lady, as she teaches him to read and write and, in a gesture of good will and shared concern, invites him to join her at a banquet in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. As the play ends Hoke has a final visit with Miss Daisy, now ninety-seven and confined to a nursing home, and while it is evident that a vestige of her fierce independence and sense of position still remain, it is also movingly clear that they have both come to realize they have more in common than they ever believed possible—and that times and circumstances would ever allow them to publicly admit.
*Tickets for all Shows on the Side productions will only be sold at the door.
General Admission: $10.00
PCT Member Price: $5.00
Season Ticket Holder: Free!