Mainstage Productions for the 2017 – 2018 Season

Outburst – Stories of the Great Outdoors

May 9th, 2018 at 7:30 pm – Stories of the Great Outdoors

The Usual Place | 100 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89101

Expect an evening of the unexpected when six speakers share TRUE stories of the astonishing moments that altered their lives.

Get back to nature with out newest installment of the Outburst, presented by A Public Fit. Grand adventures await you, each tale a true story shared by the person who lived it. So, strap on your hiking shoes and your stylist sun hat and let us be your guide through Stories of the Great Outdoors.

 Below is our lineup.

Tim Cummings – Emcee

Timothy Burris
“A Flash of Light”
A tale of ancestral spirits – one that saved a life, one with a warning to chill the blood, and one that changed this storyteller’s life forever.

Timothy Burris is a Theatre teacher, Martial Artist, Actor, and Sculptor.  He is the Artistic Director of Endless Productions and an instructor for the Rainbow Company. He is dedicated to the artistic movements of Las Vegas and will stop at nothing to see the people realize their dreams and aspirations. 

Clay Tyson
“Does a Bear Stalk in the Woods?”
Two friends go backpacking in the Adirondacks during peak bear season. What could go wrong? 

Clay Tyson is a climbing guide based in Mammoth Lakes, CA, presently escaping the long winter in Las Vegas (and Red Rock!). He has appeared in numerous plays in Mammoth Lakes and the Hudson Valley of New York, and has told a story at a Moth Story Slam in Philadelphia which he has described as one of the most frightening and exhilarating experiences he can remember.

Scott McNulty
“Riding the Rails”
A college sophomore hops a freight train for some excitement and a good story. He gets more than expected.  

Scott McNulty is an environmental consultant that lives in Henderson with his wife, Rosamari.  He loves outdoor activities of all kinds and the stories that go along with them.  He travels extensively and enjoys socializing with friends and family.

Michael Kimm
“Balance”
A story of power, pain, and perseverance in the mountains, whereby a man loses his city, but finds himself.

Michael Kimm is an educator in the Clark County School District and has been a theatre professional for more than 25 years. He also currently serves as the Education Director for APF. In his spare time, he continues to scale sheer rock faces by his fingertips, confusing everyone that happens to see him, and prompting them to be concerned for his well-being. Past credits include Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher, Elder Thomas in The Whale, and Dr. Horrible in Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. Love and thanks to Amy for a chance to stand in The Usual Place and share a story.

Misty Haehn
“The Adventure”
In 1979, while horse packing in the backcountry of the Wind River Mountains of Wyoming, Misty and her fellow adventurers are faced with a terrifying reality.

Misty Haehn grew up an outdoor enthusiast in Saint Petersburg, Florida where she was active in sailing, fishing, boating and exploring. She moved to Wyoming in the late 70’s and discovered the joys of camping, hiking, horseback riding, and the beauty of the west’s national parks. She began exploring the wonders of the desert southwest, in the late 90’s, after relocating to Las Vegas for a city planning job. After retiring, she took a storytelling class through the UNLV Olli program and began telling and sharing her stories. She is currently active in the Nevada Storytelling guild.

Ken Kucan
“Justice and the Colorado River”
Four academics decide to attack the rapids in a hard-bottomed boat. Nature has other plans.

Ken Kucan is a fifty-five-year resident of Las Vegas and taught English for forty-one years. Currently retired, he does as he damn well pleases, which includes performing locally. In recent years, he has been seen in A Christmas Carol at Lawry’s and in APF’s After the Revolution, A Summons from the Tinker… and Endgame. Working with this fine group of theater folk pleases him mightily!


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W;t

by Margaret Edson
Directed by Ann Marie Pereth & Joseph Kucan

October 27th, 2017 – November 19th, 2017
The Usual Place | 100 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89101

She dies at the end. But Vivian Bearing, PhD of English Literature and famed poetry scholar, doesn’t go down without a fight, volunteering for 8 rounds of painful, experimental treatment to combat late-stage ovarian cancer. W;t takes the audience with her, sharing her fears and revelations, her triumphs and melancholy, her devotion to John Donne’s use of the semi-colon. W;t is that rarest of plays – a Pulitzer-prize winning work of art that challenges both the mind and the spirit. She dies at the end; but not before captivating us with a poignant look at life and death, sickness and poetry.


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The Glass Menagerie

by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Ann Marie Pereth & Joseph Kucan

February 16, 2018 – March 11, 2018
The Usual Place | 100 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89101

APF takes a new look at Tennessee Williams’ American classic, re-introducing modern audiences to the Wingfields – Tom, Laura and their domineering mother Amanda, a wilting southern flower languishing in a St. Louis apartment with the children she cannot, will not understand. The Glass Menagerie is a poetic, searing look into the effects of memory on our understanding of ourselves, our families and our shared past.


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Other Desert Cities

by Jon Robin Baitz
Directed by Mark Gorman

April 27, 2018 – May 20, 2018
The Usual Place | 100 S. Maryland Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89101

After a 6 year absence, Brooke Wyeth returns home to Palm Springs to visit her family, celebrate Christmas and argue with her opinionated, prickly (but warm-hearted!) kin. When she announces the imminent publication of a revealing memoir featuring an intimate family tragedy that her parents desire to keep private, the Wyeths face exposure and embarrassment, shame and redemption. A lively, crackling dark comedy, Other Desert Cities is a smart political play about the myth of the modern-day grown-up.

“Mark Gorman’s precise direction of A Public Fit Theatre’s production of “Other Desert Cities” works Baitz’s crisp script and upper-crust characters’ psychological wounds — that are open wide from the beginning and by the end are cauterized closed—healing all but one of the characters. The one not healed is Henry, around whose politically-driven fate the play revolves.”

“Artistic Direction by Ann-Marie Pereth and Producing Direction by Joseph Kucan sews the whole experience up in seamless style.”

Check out the Las Vegas Tribune’s laudatory review of Other Desert Cities by Marianne Donnelly! Click Here!

“A Public Fit’s meticulous, polished production of Jon Robin Baitz‘s Other Desert Cities affords the adventurous theatregoer a highly satisfying, nay “shattering” emotional journey.”

“If you care about contemporary theatre, if you want to be engaged and moved by a theatrical presentation, if you want to celebrate the fine estate of current Valley theatre companies, take a hard turn off the highway to visit A Public Fit’s engaging Other Desert Cities.”

Check out Eat More Art! Vegas’ review, by James Sohre, Here!


There will be no late seating for this production. The show starts promptly at 7:30 pm and 2:00 pm for matinees.

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And don’t forget to get your tickets for our last Outburst of the season HERE!