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October 20-November 12, 2023


Written by Steve Martin

Corky and Norm are excited to host Gerald and Laura at their home in the hills outside Los Angeles to watch a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower. But as the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, it becomes clear that Gerald and Laura might not be all that they appear to be. Over the course of a crazy, starlit dinner party, the wildly unexpected occurs. The couples begin to flirt and insanity reigns. Martin, using his trademark absurdist humor, bends the fluid nature of time and reality to create a surprising and unforgettably funny new play.



Carissa Meisner Smit (Corky) is excited to return to the stage after a four-year hiatus where she was last seen in SSR's Frost/Nixon. Although she more commonly directs these days, she is happy to turn the reins over to Chris Nardine on this one, with whom she worked a dozen years ago (really!) as Velma in Chicago.

Sean O'Bannon (Norm) This is Sean’s fifth show at SSR, and he is beyond excited to be working with such an incredible team. He has performed at several other theaters around townincluding ReAct, Theatre22, SIS, SMT, ArtsWest, Redwood Theatre, Centerstage, and VillageTheatre. Some favorite shows include, Joseph, The Normal Heart, Into the Woods,School House Rock, 7 Year Itch, and Mame with Toni Tennille.

Jay Vilhauer (Gerald) is thrilled to be returning to SSR for this wonderful, funny show! Previous roles include Otis in Suite Surrender, Sherlock Holmes, Lawrence in D.R. Scoundrels, Harold Hill in The Music Man, Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened..., and Music Director for The Addams Family. You'll also find Jay playing keyboards in his musical duo, Skid Rogues, with Carissa Smit. He thanks Helen, Anna, and Fox for their love and support. Enjoy the show!

Tamara C Ford (Laura) This is Tamara’s debut on the SSR stage. She couldn’t be more thrilled to return to the theater after a 4 year hiatus and be blessed with the opportunity to work and perform with such a great team. The last 30+ shows Tamara has performed in have been musicals from the most recent playing Morticia in The Addams Family, this is the first show in 20 years that wasn’t a musical and Tamara is now seeing many other possibilities for the future.


Chris Nardine (Director) has done a lot of stuff, some of it in theater.He was born at a very early age in Danbury, Connecticut. Others were born there then too, but he didn’t know them. Fast forward, he moved to Savannah at the age of 3 months, where he picked up piano. Not a grand piano. That would have been too heavy. At age 10 he moved to Cape Cod, where he later became president of the local teen club and produced his first show – a talent show comprised mostly of his friends. And the rest is history… like the English music invasion, the dawning of the age of Aquarius, the whole series of Rocky movies, and so much more – none of which had to do with Chris’ theater work.But seriously, folks (here comes the boring part)

Chris has been acting, singing, dancing, choreographing and directing consistently for a few years, starting in 1971. You do the math. He maintains that if it ain’t fun, don’t do it. So it must still be fun. Chris thanks his cast, who made it fun, and without whom there obviously wouldn’t be a show. Thanks also to the entire staff at SSR - Mark, Jen and Annie - without whom there also would be no show. And thanks to you, the audience, without whom there’s be no reason to do a show. And remember, if you don’t deal with your subconscious, it will deal with you. Enjoy!


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