James Reach’s David and Lisa follows two mentally disturbed adolescents–David, who is tortured by his extreme aversion to being touched, and Lisa, who has a split personality–during one term at a residential treatment center, where they have come under the sympathetic guidance of psychiatrist Alan Swinford and his staff. Based on the novel by eminent psychiatrist Theodore Isaac Rubin and the award-winning film of the same name, the drama brings laughter, heartbreak and suspense to an ultimately uplifting story.
This production is designed as an immersive experience for the cast and crew, providing them with the experience to work as an ensemble to create the entire production from the ground up. Two adult co-directors will lead the teens through a company/ensemble approach to not only the acting of the piece but also the creation of every aspect of the production, including the set, lighting, costume, property, and sound design.
NOTE: Due to the nature of this show, participants must be 13-18 years old at the time of auditions – no exceptions.
Dates: Friday, February 28 and Saturday, March 1 at 7:00 pm. Sunday, March 2 at 2:00 pm.
Location: All performances are at Zeke’s , 3329 Lincoln Way, Ames Iowa.
Tickets: Tickets at the door are $6/children, $8 adults. General admission seating. This show is recommended for ages 13 and up.
This show is recommended for ages 13 and up.
Alan (Now Ellen): Mabel McIntosh
Maureen: Teddie Clark
Barbara: Madeline McMullen
John Garrett: Haskin
Ben: Nathan Swart
Mrs. Ferris: Addy Metcalfe
Mrs. Clemens: Kira Marcott
Mr. Clemens: Andy Metzger
David: Ben Sulzberger
Lisa: Allyson Goodman
Carlos: Andy Metzger
Simon: (name to be changed) Andie Newell
Josette: Terrianne Marsh
Sandra: Kira Davis
Kate: Caisha Johnson
Woman: Madeline McMullen
Girl: Addy Metcalfe
Secretary: Addy Metcalfe
Porter: Nathan Swart
Boy 1: Andy Metzger
Boy 2: Nathan Swart
Stage Manager: Maria Werner Anderson
Head of Costumes: Clove Woodworth
Head of Set Design: Zoey Lazere
Properties Master: Paulina Lavrova
This show will provide teens the experience working as an ensemble to create the entire production from the ground up. Typically, Story Theater Company productions are staffed by multiple adults in positions like Director, Stage Manager, Lighting Designer, Set Designer, Costume Designer, and Properties Designer. However, this show will have only two adult co-directors who will lead the teens through a company/ensemble approach to not only the acting of the piece but also the creation of every aspect of the production, including the set, lighting, costume, property, and sound design.
Part of our curriculum for this show includes being aware of and following budgets and details surrounding the financial aspects of staging a production. To complement this, several of the teens involved in Teen Theater Club have started an Indiegogo campaign to help defray some of the costs of adding a third show to our season.
We’ve also linked the video below. Thank you for helping support this inaugural show!