Some of Centerstage’s most successful shows have come in collaboration with New York Producer, Entertainment Events Inc.: Cuff Me – the musical parody of 50 Shades of Grey; three “Late Night Catechism “ shows and Girl’s Night – the musical by Louise Roche.
Centerstage is proud to present the latest in this series of co-productions and the latest play by Girls’ Night playwright, Louise Roche: the highly-praised London hit: HELP! My Husband Has Gone Missing; My Daughter is Getting Married & I am Having Hot Flashes! Funny and tender, HELP…! Is ideal entertainment for a girls’ night out: Barbara has just survived an eventful significant birthday, which has got her thinking about many things - not least the merits of spanx and botox. Come and join her as she takes us on a hilarious, emotional, intriguing and ultimately uplifting journey.
Louise Roche is one of England’s most exciting and popular young dramatists. She wrote Glutton for Punishment which was published by Pan Books whilst she was still at the University of East Anglia studying Linguistics. She then worked in TV production for a number of years for Yorkshire Television, Channel Four and the BBC. Since 1999 she has written Frankie's Game, Girls Night, Bobby & Johnny, Lucky Balls, Girls Behind, True Love, Checkout Girls and Girls Night Too.
Barbara has just survived an eventful significant birthday, which has got her thinking about many things - not least the merits of spanx and botox. Come and join her as she takes us on a hilarious, emotional, intriguing and ultimately uplifting journey. HELP! has all of the aforementioned 'Roche' attributes and will like many of her proceeding productions leave you emotionally drained yet uplifted by the experience. Life is a rollercoaster, and Barbara takes the audience on an emotional ride through her colorful life that will amuse, bemuse but ultimately touch you. In short, well worth seeing.
HELP! features the remarkable talents of Kathy Cogan. Ms. Cogan started in theater at a young age when she played Lucy in “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown”. That performance earned her a scholarship at the prestigious Stella Adler conservatory in NYC. Her theater credits include: Pump Boys and Dinettes, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Talking With, Graceland and The Vagina Monologues, along with her two Off-Broadway shows: The Nail Room and Vatican II the Explanation. Ms. Cogan has played “Sister” in Late Night Catechism on and off for nearly 20 years. From Toronto, New York and Philadelphia stages to launching the national tour and headlining at Resorts Casino in Atlantic City for an unprecedented 11 weeks. Ms. Cogan is the founder and Artistic Director of KKC Theatrical Productions.
All shows are at the Knutzen Family Theatre. May 5th through 22nd. Tickets are $35 for adults; $30 for Seniors and Military; $15 for anyone under 25 years of age. Tickets may be purchased at 253 661 1444 and at www.centerstagetheatre.com. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sundays at 2:00pm.
Centerstage Is Federal Way’s resident theater Company. It was founded in 1977 and for the past seventeen years has produced shows at the Knutzen Family Theatre on the shores of Puget Sound. Artistic Director Alan Bryce is committed to producing “innovative, accomplished productions of popular work and for new work with the widest possible audience appeal.” Hits like Always…Patsy Cline (which also ran for a month at ACT Theatre) or Ain’t Misbehavin’ fall into the former category. Exciting new works include: For All That, which was nominated for a Gregory Award as “Most Outstanding New Play” in 2015. Alan Bryce’s Nightmare of a Married Man won the Tacoma News Tribune’s “Best New Play” Award as did his version of Carl Sagan’s Contact. In April 2009, the City of Federal Way awarded Centerstage the contract to manage the Knutzen Family Theatre, which it has done ever since.