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Galaxy Theater Company

proudly presents the first show of their 2022-2023 Season,

the romantic comedy,

O’BRIEN & O’BRIAN,

written by local playwright John Enright,

and directed by Nancy Alvarez!

Darlene O'Brien is a young lawyer who has a few cases to her credit. To save some money, she's decided to share office space with her study partner, and one-time-fling, Alan O'Brian. Alan is settling in when Sam walks in with a pond problem at his vacation home. With the EPA on his back, he needs a good lawyer. It just so happens that Darlene has a contact, a professor with whom she had a relationship that had a rather abrupt ending. Brenda, the EPA lawyer, is looking for answers that have nothing to do with protecting the environment. Sam still has a mysterious pond and, not to mention, an on-again off-again Irish ex-wife named Maeve who is looking to file a counter suit for damages, as she is the permanent resident of the vacation home... and what's up with that pond? Why is it a problem? Well, it used to be a stream... it was all a stream!

NY Theater Now raves “A cute premise, clever dialogue, and a collection of nutty characters make John Enright’s O’Brien & O’Brian a fast-paced, warm, and funny play.” and The Chicago Reader says "It's easy to find charm in a script that can move lightly from odd lovers to sapphic liaisons to EPA lawsuits involving beavers."

 

From study partners, to partners in law, to partners in and out of love... What we seek is connection... What we get is just plain fun! Come to Galaxy this November and join in!

 

Featuring: Maelee M. Fernandez, Matthew F. Walsh, John Poole, Mary Ellen Sanchez, Dawn Gmitro, and Jennifer Burnson

Director: Nancy Alvarez

Assistant Director/Sound Design: Andrew Brown

Properties Master/Stage Manager: Brian Baumann

Lighting Design/Technical Director: Kathryn Manser
Set Design/Producer: John Wognum

Performances will be held November 4th through November 13th, 2022
Fridays, November 4th and November 11th at 7:30 pm
Saturdays, November 5th and November 12th at 7:30 pm
Sundays, November 6th and November 13th at 2:00 pm

All performances held at:
The First Congregational Church of La Grange
100 6th Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525

Adults: $18 | Seniors/Students: $15

Tickets can be purchased at the door with cash, credit card*, or check, or in advance online with credit card* at https://our.show/gtc/ob.

*Service fee will apply when paying with credit card.

You may also reserve ahead of time by calling 262-8-GALAXY or emailing us at galaxytheatercompany@gmail.com. Please leave your first and last name, performance date, numbers of adult, senior, student, or group rate tickets and your complete phone number or email address and we will return your call or email to confirm your reservation.

Running time, including one fifteen minute intermission, is approximately two hours and fifteen minutes. Concessions will be available for purchase before the performances and during intermissions.

The entrance to the theater space is located on East Cossitt Avenue. Enter through beige-colored, windowed, double-doors at the bottom of the stairs/ramp towards the West side of the church. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime. House opens 30 minutes before showtime. Seating is general admission and first come, first served. Audience members arriving late will be seated in the back of the seating area. The theater is handicapped accessible. Free covered parking is available in the Public Parking Garage one half block North at 56 6th Avenue.

All cast, crew, and staff are vaccinated against Coronavirus.

Mask wearing in our venue is optional.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone at 262-8-GALAXY

or by email at GalaxyTheaterCompany@gmail.com.

 

GALAXY THEATER COMPANY is a non-profit company committed to equality

and to bringing MORE quality theater to the South and West Sides of Chicago.

For more information about GALAXY THEATER COMPANY, check us out on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/GalaxyTheaterCompany.

Thank you for supporting great theatre in La Grange!

 

We look forward to seeing you at the show!

 

 

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Darlene O'Brien is a young lawyer who has a few cases to her credit. To save some money, she's decided to share office space with her study partner, and one-time-fling, Alan O'Brian. Alan is settling in when Sam walks in with a pond problem at his vacation home. With the EPA on his back, he needs a good lawyer. It just so happens that Darlene has a contact, a professor with whom she had a relationship that had a rather abrupt ending. Brenda, the EPA lawyer, is looking for answers that have nothing to do with protecting the environment. Sam still has a mysterious pond and, not to mention, an on-again off-again Irish ex-wife named Maeve who is looking to file a counter suit for damages, as she is the permanent resident of the vacation home... and what's up with that pond? Why is it a problem? Well, it used to be a stream... it was all a stream!

 

NY Theater Now raves “A cute premise, clever dialogue, and a collection of nutty characters make John Enright’s O’Brien & O’Brian a fast-paced, warm, and funny play.” and The Chicago Reader says "It's easy to find charm in a script that can move lightly from odd lovers to sapphic liaisons to EPA lawsuits involving beavers."

 

From study partners, to partners in law, to partners in and out of love... What we seek is connection... What we get is just plain fun!

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The original book was described by The New York Times as “...utterly impossible and utterly fascinating. It is the most baffling mystery Agatha Christie has ever written.

The action is set in 1934 as Henry Saunders, the General Manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is ready to welcome world-famous singer Tito Merelli to sing the starring role in Pagliacci. Alas, Tito arrives late, his tempestuous wife Maria has a fit of jealousy, and it remains to be seen whether Saunders’ mousy but determined assistant Max can save the day.

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All Performances are on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM,

and Sundays at 2:00 PM, between the dates above.

 

All performances held at:

The First Congregational Church of La Grange

100 6th Avenue, La Grange, IL 60525

 

Each show’s ticket can be used for ANY PERFORMANCE of that show. Just be sure to arrive at least 15 minutes before showtime to guarantee a good seat.

 

Subscriptions can be purchased at the door with cash, credit card*, or check, or in advance online with credit card* at https://our.show/gtc/sub.

 

*Service fee will apply when paying with credit card.

 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us by phone at 262-8-GALAXY or by email at GalaxyTheaterCompany@gmail.com.

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ABOUT US

Galaxy Theater Company is a nonprofit theater company founded on the south side of Chicago by John Wognum in 2016. GTC is committed to equality amongst everyone. GTC hopes to bring good, quality theater productions to the south and west sides of Chicago. 

Galaxy Theater Company does not pre-cast shows. All productions are open to veterans and inexperienced actors alike. We perform three adult productions a year. If you are interested in becoming involved with one of these productions, whether as a performer, stagehand, or volunteer, contact our founder, John Wognum, at GalaxyTheaterCompany@gmail.com, and get ready to Find Your Star!

 

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As a nonprofit theater company, everything we earn goes straight towards costs to put on theater productions. Everyone who is involved in this theater company is a volunteer who does it out of their love for the stage. 

We are always looking for volunteers who are willing to donate their time to making this theater even better than it already is. Whether you love to perform, build, work backstage, or involve yourself in any other capacity, we are happy to have you! 

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