An Oak Tree written by Tim Crouch directed by Ann-Marie Pereth and Joseph D. Kucan
Main Stage Production
Dates & Times: 7 pm–February 3, 4, 10, 11, 13, 17, 18, 20, 24, 25, 27
2 pm–February 5, 12, 19, 26
Venue: Super Summer Theatre, 4340 S. Valley View Blvd., #208, Las Vegas, NV 89103
Ticket Prices: $40 general admission; $35 student, senior, military
A man loses his daughter in a car accident. Now it is like he’s in a play – but he doesn’t know the words. Or the actions. Or the story. A 2-character production where one of the actors arrives completely unrehearsed, unprepared, and unaware, An Oak Tree is a mesmerizing treatise on the nature of grief, the power of suggestion, and the very essence of theater itself.
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Due to the nature of this show, there will be no seating, once the show has begun.
February 3, 2023 7 pm: featuring Marcus Weiss
February 4, 2023 7 pm: featuring Jamie Carvelli-Pikrone
February 5, 2023 2 pm: featuring Jake Staley
February 10, 2023 7 pm: featuring April Sauline
February 11, 2023 7 pm: featuring Coco Lane Rigbye
February 12, 2023 2 pm: featuring Sherri Brewer
February 13, 2023 7 pm: featuring Daz Weller
February 17, 2023 7 pm: featuring Jose Anthony
February 18, 2023 7 pm: featuring Glenn Heath
February 19, 2023 2 pm: featuring Jason Nious
February 20, 2023 7 pm: featuring Skylar Schock
February 24, 2023 7 pm: featuring Valerie Carpenter Bernstein
February 25, 2023 7 pm: featuring Nick Huff
February 26, 2023 2 pm: featuring Ryan Ruckman
February 27, 2023 7 pm: featuring Timothy Cummings
APF Behind the Scenes
Producers' Note (from the program)
Let’s talk about trust.
There’s a lot of it in the room tonight, trust. Can you feel it? Are you aware of it? The trust from an audience that expects that the time and money they’ve committed to an evening of entertainment will pay off and be worth their while. The trust from the performers that everyone in the building will adhere to the standards of the theatre, refrain from talking, silence their cell phones, and respect the work and preparation that has gone into the production. The trust from the producers that the cast and crew will carry out their assigned duties with professionalism, diligence, and devotion. Trust – it’s the foundation upon which cultures are built.
Now do us a favor: go back and read that last paragraph again. And each time you come upon the word “trust,” replace it with the word “risk.” Because here in the theatre, the two go hand-in-hand.
An Oak Tree is a different kind of play. It is not an abstract piece of performance art; it is not an example of “long-form” improvisation; it is not “experimental theatre.” It is a play. This information may either relieve or annoy you! In preparation for this performance, we can tell you this: there is an actor in this room right now who will discover and unravel the narrative of An Oak Tree at the very same instant that you in the audience will. Only they will do it in front of you, onstage, performing in a play whose story is a complete, absolute mystery to them. They will experience the first read-through, the rehearsal process, the opening night performance straight through to the curtain call, right here for this one performance only. They will exhibit so much trust, and put so much at risk, that, frankly, it boggles the mind. And because they are actors, they will share that experience with you. And because you love the theatre, you will share that experience with them.
It’s risky, but we trust that you’ll be mesmerized by the experience.
JK and A-MP