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Unnecessary Farce

by Paul Slade Smith
July 18 – August 3, 2024


All shows at 7:30 pm

Thursday, July 18
Friday, July 19
Saturday, July 20

Wednesday, July 24 (value night)
Thursday, July 25
Friday, July 26
Saturday, July 27

Wednesday, July 31 (value night)
Thursday, August 1
Friday, August 2
Saturday, August 3

Runtime: TBD


About the Play

Two cops. Three crooks. Eight doors. Go! In a cheap motel room, an embezzling mayor is supposed to meet with his female accountant, while in the room next door, two undercover cops wait to catch the meeting on videotape. But there’s some confusion about who’s in which room, who’s being videotaped, who’s taken the money, who’s hired a hitman, and why the accountant keeps taking off her clothes.

About the Playwright

Paul Slade Smith is a writer and actor based in Brooklyn, New York. His play Unnecessary Farce, winner of nine regional theatre awards, has had over 250 productions throughout the United States and in Canada, Great Britain, Australia, Switzerland, Iceland, and Singapore.

As an actor, Paul has appeared in the original Broadway casts of Finding Neverland, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and the Lincoln Center revival of My Fair Lady. He has also been seen in the national tours of Wicked and The Phantom of the Opera, and at regional theatres including The Goodman, Steppenwolf, American Repertory Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.

Production Team


Hal Erickson as Mayor Meekly
Tiersa Ferraro as Mary
Scott Fudali as Frank
Katie Lynne Krueger as Karen
Logan Milway as Todd
Christopher Orth as Eric
Kara Penrose as Billie


Director: Michael Pocaro
Stage Manager: Gretchen Weber
Technical Director: Scott Fudali
Costume Designers: Kate Dombrowski and Lisa Quinn
Lighting Designer: TBD
Sound Designer: David A. Robins
Properties Designer: TBD