Hydrangea Albright: Comedy or Tragedy?

A theatre accidentally hires two different playwrights to write a play about Hydrangea Albright, a young girl whose family is cursed with bad luck. One playwright sees her story as a tragedy filled with disappointment and sadness, while the other playwright sees Hydrangea's story as a whimsical comedy in which failure leads to new opportunity. While the playwrights argue, duel with their pens and even rewrite each other's scenes, we meet an array of eccentric characters in this play-within-a-play. The episodic tale starts with a curse created by her great-great-grandfather and works its way through several generations of Albrights. From lightning striking a tuba to a case of uncontrollable hiccups to a tree house destroyed by a piece of the International Space Station, we learn that there's more than one way to react to an unfortunate series of events.

 

Written by Jeff Fluharty

Directed by Shane Bridges

 

Production Dates

March 28 & 29, April 4 & 5, 2014 at 7:00pm

 

Cast

  • Janitor - Hunter Jordan
  • Tragic Playwright - Hollie Wilson
  • Comedic Playwright - Madison Goff
  • Hydrangea Albright - Ryleigh Beecham
  • Harley the Fourth - Cole Powers
  • Vanessa Albright - Tiffany Flowers
  • Harley the First, Ms. Slurry - Sam Kiehl
  • Harley the Second, Principal Periwinkle - Blaine Lindsey
  • Newspaper Seller, Criminal - Andrew Lawlor
  • Minister, Volunteer - Drake Sills
  • Guest, Farmer - Emily Varnick
  • Guest, Farmer's Son - Anna Varnick
  • Chef, Classmate - Weston Flowers
  • Band Member, Classmate, Neighbor - Morgan Kiehl
  • Young Hydrangea, Mrs. Henderson - Brianna Mills
  • Band Member, Police Officer - Jake Lyles
  • Band Member, Mr. Wellington - Nathan Redding
  • Fishing Kid, Soup Kitchen Person - Lynlee Walls
  • Fishing Kid, Serf - Angelina Hicks
  • Reporter, Secretary - Haylee Smith
  • Mrs. Blythe, Mrs. White - Molly Lawlor
  • Classmate, Knight - Madison Davis

 

Produced by special arrangement with Pioneer Drama Service, Inc., Englewood Colorado.

 

This project is funded under an agreement with the TENNESSEE ARTS COMMISSION.


 

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