FEBRUARY 10-FEBRUARY 19, 2017
Fridays at 7:30pm
Saturdays at 11:00am & 2:00pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Special Thursday performance on February 16th at 7:30pm
Presented with Open Road Productions
All seats $10.00
Tacoma Little Theatre and Open Road Productions brings “theatre for the family” back to the TLT stage with, THE INCREDIBLE UNDERSEA TRIAL OF JOSEPH P. LAWNBOY, a musical, underwater adventure for the whole family.
In The Incredible Undersea Trial…actually, call it “The Joe Show” for short (we do!), we follow the tribulations and trial of Joe, a well-meaning but uninformed 34 year-old high school student (he pretends to be 17). Joe’s passion for fishing leads him underwater, where he catches his foot in a submerged grocery cart. As his UBA (underwater breathing apparatus) will sustain him for only 15 minutes, Joe is forced to ask for help from an unlikely source – Greta, the very opera singing fish he was trying to catch. Given a second chance, Joe finds himself on trial for “Crimes Against the Sea.” Will Joe be condemned by his record of blissful ignorance and cheap courtroom tricks of the prosecution? Or will he be saved by the passionate pleas of his court-appointed defense attorney?
By the end of the show, audiences may find that they've learned an awful lot about watershed protection, nonpoint pollution, and how we can all be better stewards of our environment. Does that mean they’re in for a stern talking to? Not so, says director Andy Gordon. “The show is very funny and engaging for the audience – they serve as the jury for the trial, and get to provide a lot of courtroom color, including on-cue muttering during key moments.” According to Gordon, his enthusiasm for the show is long-lived. “It’s one of those plays that just sticks with you. I was a performer in the original production, back in 1995. I was in almost 100 performances back then, and loved every one of them. I’ve looked forward to being a part of another production ever since."
The cast includes Heather Christopher and Vanessa Postil (Narrator/Judge), Mark Alford and Harrison Fry (Joe), Chelsea Pedro (Greta), Sara Geiger (Darlene), and Xander Layden (Fred). Directed by Andrew Gordon, Musical Direction by Daven Tillinghast, and Choreography by Amy Shephard.