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Of Men and Cars

Of Men and Cars
Sorg Opera House
63 S. Main St., Middletown, OH 45044 [map it]
$25 Reserved seats

Of Men and Cars - Is a father-son relationship — viewed through the window of the family car. Presented by INNOVATheatre Jan 19-22, 2023.

Of Men and Cars

Of Men and Cars!

Brian Laughlin as Dad
Chris Nelson as Jim
Sandy Coleman as Mom
Sasha Kozlova as Anna / Others
James Ball as Frankie / Others
Amber K. Todd as Girl next door/ Others
Kevin Rife as Domonic / Others
John Coleman as Ensemble.
Directed by: Don Campbell
Assistant Director- Sasha Kozlova
Is a father-son relationship — viewed through the window of the family car. Written by Los Angeles playwright Jim Geoghan has been dubbed a "front porch play." “It’s a rite-of-passage story, a sweet comedic "memory play". Jim Geoghan, a seasoned playwright whose work has been commissioned by the Actor’s Theatre of Louisville, has received both Emmy and Drama Desk award nominations over the years. He has also written for Disney's "Suite Life of Zach and Cody." This play was based on his life and relationship with his own father.
"When I was very young, I thought he was amazing,” Jim stared. “As I got older, I discovered he was not so amazing and I let him know it. And when I got older, I discovered I was not so amazing, and I made it up to him before it was too late.”
The play follows Jim from the age of four when he steals his father’s ‘39 Ford and continues through coming-of-age vignettes that revolve around car conversations. His Dad’s experiences as a World War II bomber pilot become more significant as the story unfolds. “There is something wonderful about cars. You can have a conversation in a car because it’s a cocoon of sorts."
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    INNOVA theatre was designed to showcase unexpected talent while putting a spin on the traditional theatre experience audiences have come to expect.
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    Sorg Opera House
    Historic 900+ seat theater and office structure undergoing renovations by non-profit SORG, Inc.

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