The story of a theater group trying desperately to put on a play—in spite of maddening interference from a haughty authoress who keeps revising the script—is set for the Cartersville stage at the Legion Theater.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Shows of the story of a man with two wives are set for the Cartersville's Legion Theater from Jan. 25 to Feb. 2.
Up next for local theater group Pumphouse Players is playwright Ray Cooney’s Run for Your Wife. Directed by Mike Wasson, it's the story of taxi driver John Smith, played by Mike Davis, who gets away with having two wives in different areas of London. Trouble brews when the cabbie is mugged and ends up in the hospital, where both of his addresses surface. The situation spurs an investigation by two different police officers, and it appears John’s double life is about to explode. Complication piles upon complication as John, with some "help" from his lazy neighbor Stanley, tries to explain himself to both of his wives, played by Stacey Bern and Meghann Humphreys, and two suspicious police officers. The hilarious cast in this rip-roaring …
Thursday, September 13, 2012
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play set for the stage in Cartersville, an inspiration for cast and crew, tells the story of a professor and her battle with cancer.
Pumphouse Players' newest production, Margaret Edson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play Wit inspired its cast and crew. The play is about Professor Vivian Bearing and her battle—often a battle of wits—with Stage IV ovarian cancer. The professor walks the audience through several flashbacks in her life that are relevant to her current experience with cancer. Though the overall subject matter is serious, Bearing is able to convey these stories with elements of humor. Set for the Legion Theatre for two weekends, beginning Sept. 21, Wit was the theater group's inspiration to raise money for cancer care and research via Relay for Life. "The theatre has been absent from Relay for Life in the last decade or so, but felt with this play the timing was …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Pumphouse Players classes in conjunction with Georgia Highlands College begin Sept. 15 for youth and adults.
Pumphouse Players is set to begin in September acting workshops, in conjunction with Georgia Highlands College, to be conducted at the historic Legion Theatre in Cartersville. The classes, to be known as the Legion Studio, start Sept. 15 for youngsters at 9 a.m. and adults at 1 p.m. Workshops will introduce participants to basic theatrical concepts, such as the terminology and technology of the theater, and will progress to stage concepts, such as stage movement and voice projection. The final weeks will concentrate on character development and improvisation skills. Upon completion of each six- or eight-week program, all graduates will appear in an original production at the Legion Theatre or Georgia Highlands College. The youth program is…
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
One of the oldest community theater groups in northwest Georgia opens its 37th season Thursday with "Radio TBS."
The Pumphouse Players in Cartersville, one of the oldest community theater groups in northwest Georgia, opens its 37th season on Thursday with Radio TBS, directed by Leslie McCrary. "The play is about women who live in The Luna Del Mar trailer community in Florida,” McCrary told The Daily Tribune News. "[It] is called 'Radio T.B.S.' because they have a small radio station that broadcasts from their...trailer park. Two ladies run the radio station and the action takes place all around them and [their] station." Shows set for later in the season are "a fun mix of comedy and drama," according to the press release, and include: This season will feature two shows for children: A Christmas Story as PHP's seasonal Christmas show and a one-act …
Friday, July 6, 2012
In conjunction with Bartow History Museum, the weekend series, each featuring a particular film genre, begins today and ends July 29.
Offering "a trip back in time to the Golden Age of the movies," Pumphouse Players' Summer Classic Film Series begins today and continues through July 29. Presented in conjunction with the Bartow History Museum, each weekend the series will feature a particular film genre: Action/Adventure July 6 to 8—The Snows of Kilimanjaro, 1952. Based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway. Starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward and Ava Gardner. Film Noir July 13 to 15—The Stranger, 1946. Directed by Orson Welles. Starring Orson Welles, Edward G. Robinson and Loretta Young. Cult Classics July 20 to 22—Plan 9 from Outer Space, 1959. Directed by Ed Wood. Features Vampira and Bela Lugosi. Comedy July 27 to 29—His Girl Friday, 1940. Directed by Howard Hawkes…
Monday, February 13, 2012
The Pumphouse Players production at The Grand Theatre begins Feb. 23.
Monday, January 23, 2012
The Pumphouse Players production opens Friday at The Legion Theatre.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Shows of the dark, edgy drama are set for the next two weekends at the Legion Theater.
Pumphouse Players continues to explore darker and edgier productions for its show of the season. Extremities, the group's upcoming production at the Legion Theater in Cartersville, is the hard-hitting and intense play. Directed by Barry King and starring PHP veterans Stacy Vaccaro and Kip Henderson, the show takes the audience into the dark space in between attacker and victim. Set in a house occupied by three young females, the action follows the consequences of an attempted assault on one of the girls. During the ultra-violent attack, the tables are turned on the assailant and, as the play progresses, vengeance is delivered. But the violence isn’t all physical. As the would-be attacker is tormented, he enacts his own form of retribution …
Monday, September 5, 2011
The show to raise money for Pumphouse Players includes sketches from classic British comedies.