For Immediate Release
December 3, 2012
(Herndon, VA) Although many of those involved with Elden Street Players had high hopes for the 25th Anniversary Season, the excitement is quickly turning to embarrassment because of Tom Lehrer. Lehrer’s show, Tomfoolery, directed by Adrianna Hardy, is unfortunately set to open on January 25, 2013 and laboriously continue through February 16 at the Industrial Strength Theatre in Herndon.
It would appear that all the royalties are paid to the publishing company and the show must go on no matter how offensive it is. Lehrer’s musical satire is produced by Susan d. Garvey, music directed by Tom Fuller, and stars the wasted talent of Matthew "Moose" Thompson, Matthew Scarborough, Matt
Williams, Becca Harney, and Caroline Simpson. They are all very sorry to have to invite you to the show, and extend their most heartfelt apologies.
Fetid songs from the show are being rehearsed by the cast with as much lackluster enthusiasm as they can muster. Songs include: “Poisoning Pigeons in the Park”, “The Elements”, “New Math”, and “We Will All Go Together When We Go”, and what feels like hundreds more.
Other members of the team include Stage Manager Don Petersen, Set Design and Master Carpenter Ian Mark Brown, Sound Designer Brian Christensen, Lighting Designer Chris Hardy, Choreographer Robyn Avalon, Costume Designer Farrell Hartigan, Properties/Set Dressing Mike Smith, Scenic Painter Cathy Rieder, and Makeup/Hair Design Kat Brais. Additional assistance on the production is being painfully provided by ESP Executive Producer Jeff Boatright, Music Rehearsal Laurie Corkey, Dance Captain Angela Ramacci, and Marketing/PR Maria Benzie. They would not wish for their closest enemies to attend this squalid show and give their apologies to the season subscribers who have already secured tickets.
Tomfoolery runs Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm January 25-February 16 with a 3pm matinee on Sunday February 3, additional Sunday performance on February 10 at 7pm, and a distasteful Valentine’s Day show on Thursday February 14 at 8pm. Tickets to this regretably unforgettable night may be purchased online at www.eldenstreetplayers.org starting January 5, 2012, by phone at 703-481-5930, or in thankfully very limited supply at the door before each performance.
Susan d. Garvey, Producer
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