Aug. 5: Survival

Aug. 5: Survival

survivalThe Wayne Theatre presents a one-day-only production of Survival, starring acclaimed actress and composer Elizabeth Fuller, on Sunday, Aug. 5, at 7 p.m., at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center.

Tickets are $12 for this special performance.

Survival features Fuller as two halves of herself. As Lou, she’s been down the road and back, 77 years of surviving everything, from having been born Sherilee (“Parents make a lotta mistakes: do I look like a Sherilee?”) to dealing with a high-maintenance friend (“She’s tried suicide three times and survived all three—never was good with practical stuff.”).

Lou’s weathered, sinewy humor, and her baggy pants, barn jacket and knit cap would blend right into the local farmers’ market.

As the daily news trumpets disaster — “Annihilation Awareness Day,” “International Apocalypse Week” — Lou calls for rescue to her Inner Clown, Bozo, a red-nosed perpetual optimist. (“We don’t just sit there and say, ‘What’ll I do, what’ll I do?’ We gird up our loins and take a deep breath and rev up our engines and do something stupid.”)

Fuller has played more than 2,500 performances throughout the U.S. with Milwaukee’s Theatre X and The Independent Eye, as well as guest appearances with Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble, Pittsburgh’s City Theatre, Jean Cocteau Repertory, Theater of the First Amendment, Shotgun Players and others.

She has created over 50 theatre scores, was twice recipient of Philadelphia’s Barrymore Award for theatre music, and was composer and co-host for 94 episodes of the public radio series “Hitchhiking Off the Map.”


Upcoming Events

Aug. 9-19: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The Wayne Theatre presents Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, with a two-weekend run, Aug. 9-12 and Aug. 16-19. Showtimes are 7 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with 3 p.m. Sunday matinees.

Sept. 14: LIVE @ the WAYNE with After Jack

LIVE @ the WAYNE returns to the Wayne Theatre on September 14 at 7:30 p.m. with After Jack.

Sept. 28: The Vocal Illusions of Lynn Trefzger

The Wayne Theatre presents The Vocal Illusions of Lynn Trefzger on Friday, Sept. 28, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $18 for adults and $10 for students.

Sept. 29: Switchback

The Wayne Theatre presents Switchback on Saturday, Sept. 29, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

Oct. 3: Catapult

The Wayne Theatre presents Catapult on Wednesday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $23 for adults and $12 for students.

Oct. 5: LIVE @ the WAYNE with Wayne Henderson

LIVE @ the WAYNE returns to the Wayne Theatre on October 5 at 7:30 p.m. with Wayne Henderson.

Oct. 12: The Return-A Tribute to The Beatles

The Wayne Theatre presents The Return-A Tribute to The Beatles, on Friday, Oct. 12, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $22.

Oct. 25: Sugar Skull-Mexico Beyond Mariachi

The Wayne Theatre presents Sugar Skull-Mexico Beyond Mariachi on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.

Oct. 26: Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas

The Wayne Theatre presents Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas on Friday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20.

Nov. 1: The Capitol Steps

The Wayne Theatre presents The Capitol Steps on Thursday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets begin at $45.

Nov. 3: Alsarah and the Nubatones

The Brooklyn-based group brings their ‘east-african retro pop’ sound on Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Nov. 20: Aaron Diehl

The Wayne Theatre presents Aaron Diehl on Tuesday, Nov. 20, at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17.


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