A Pleasant Evening Out
A Pleasant Evening Out
A Night of Dark, Twisted and Absurd One Acts

A Pleasant Evening Out

A Night of Dark, Twisted and Absurd One Acts

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“Not since Boogie Nights has an organ played such a prominent role [as in] ‘Scenes from the Life and Times of Little Billy Liver.’
-New York Magazine

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SHow Dates and Times

Special Preview: May 24th 7:00 PM
Opening Night: May 31st 7:00 PM
Every other Friday until August 23th 7:00 PM

VENUE LOCATION

Village Theatre
349 Decatur St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30312

Step into the mind of humorist Dennis DiClaudio as he takes us on absurd journey where
--a rhinoceros sells stereo equipment
--a liver becomes a country music star
--a couple ponders their future while encased in buckets of cement
--and much more bizarre lunacy!

Join us for this special scripted night of madcap madness and mind-altering mayhem.

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Cast

 
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Christopher Genovese

Christopher Genovese frankly had too much fun being part of this production. Please forgive him (really, forgive B&E Productions) if he starts laughing or yells "Line!" mid-way through a scene; he's just having a good time out there. In the daytime, Chris manages a customer support team for a tech company. In the evenings, he performs improv and sketch comedy at whatever venue will have him. Big thanks to Mike and Tom for making this happen!

 
 

Willa Darian

Willa Darian is delighted to be a part of this production at Village Theatre. Previous professional credits include “Everything Will Be Different” (StrayCat Theatre), “A Thousand Cranes” (Childsplay), and random other credits which if you want to be an A+ student you can find on her website at willadarian.com. Instagram @willadarian5

 
 

Montrez Hawkins

Three years ago, Montrez Hawkins tried his first acting class. There is no story of how he was an amazingly natural talent his first try. It was quite the opposite. However, what did hook him from day one was the aspect of both the self and worldly discovery which acting requires. Plus, it's just plain ol’ fun. Many classes and projects later, Montrez is now in pursuit of a comedic career in addition to his acting, having played in improv shows all around Atlanta. He hopes to one day have enough influence and skill to sustain a career as well as teach the youth of underprivileged neighborhoods and lower-class families.

 
 

Bret Brammer

Bret has been performing in Atlanta for over 10 years and is excited to be a part of such a wonderful cast. You can see him Friday-Sunday at Village Theatre. He is also an avid furniture maker and carpenter, Instagram @brammer_carpentry.

 
 

Reese Garcia

Bronx born and OCNY raised, Reese Wyatt Garcia rekindled her love of acting when moving to Georgia in 2015. She lives with her rescue cats outside the perimeter and is obviously very single.

 

Ellerie Daube

Ellerie Daube is a local actress, Improviser, and animal person. She is very excited to be working on this play with such fun, talented people and can be seen around Atlanta doing other odd creative things. She thanks you profusely for coming and spending a lovely evening out with us!

 
 
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Jenny Holden

Jenny Holden is a short idiot who has toured internationally with Baby Wants Candy, Mission Improvable, Batsu!, and The Chippendales (yes, those Chippendales). She dedicates every show to her two pups (Ned and Hansel), from whom she steals all her jokes. Thanks to Ryan Archibald, Michael Ewing, and Tom Bastek for taking a chance on her.

 

Katie Elkins

Katie Elkins is an improviser, actress, and apparently stage manager who drunkenly volunteered to stage manage this production. She learned all she knows about stage managing during her time working tech for the Naropa University Theater Department and from all of the amazing stage managers that have supported her in the past. She is very thankful to Michael Ewing, Tom Bastek, and The Village Theater for making this show possible.

 
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Michael J Ewing

Michael J. Ewing has been acting, improvising, teaching, and directing for more than twenty years. Favorite roles as an actor include Macbeth in Macbeth (Oxford Shakespeare Festival, Oxford, MS), Trigorin in The Cherry Orchard (Playhouse on the Square, Memphis, TN), Jonathan in Wintertime (Wilma Theatre, Phila, PA), and Rev. John Wilson in Free Man of Color (Hattiloo Theatre, Memphis, TN). He has also spent five years teaching at the university level: One year teaching religion at Manhattan College, three years teaching theatre at The University of Mississippi, and four years both teaching & directing mainstage productions at Delta State University (Cleveland, MS). Highlights at DSU included These Shining Lives, The Bald Soprano, and The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. He has also directed the short film, Last Night, based on Mr. DiClaudio’s script of the same name and featured at the Oxford, Tupelo, and Buffalo-Niagara Film Festivals. Since moving to Atlanta he has appeared on Sleepy Hollow, To Catch a Killer, and The Resident. He is a VT company member and part of Sunday Company, Five Points Forgotten, and the newly formed Graffiti Sketch Team.

 
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Tom Bastek

Tom is a 25-year veteran of performance in theater, film, orchestra, radio, standup, sketch and improv comedy. He is currently a Main Cast member at the Village Theatre as well as working with numerous other improv and sketch groups. In his spare time (which there isn’t much of), he enjoys pinball, LEGO, bowling, movies, Atlanta United, the New York Jets and his wonderful hound dog Josie. He would like to thank his partner Michael for being the Eggs to his Bacon and above all his wife, Jenny for being a theater widow while still supporting everything he does. He is thrilled to be producing A Pleasant Evening Out with such an amazing and talented cast and crew.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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About the Writer

 

Dennis DiClaudio

Dennis DiClaudio is an author of four books and is currently working on his first full-length novel. He is a regular contributor to The A.V. Club and has written for The Onion, Someecards and Comedy Central's Indecision. His plays have been produced in New York City, Philadelphia, and Mississippi. He lives in Rochester, NY with one wife, one kid, and two dogs.

Other Works By Dennis

Books:

● The Paranoid's Pocket Guide to Mental Disorders You Can Just Feel Coming On

● The Hypochondriac's Pocket Guide to Horrible Diseases You Probably Already Have

● The Deviant's Pocket Guide to the Outlandish Sexual Desires Barely Contained in Your Subconscious

● Man vs. Weather: Be Your Own Weatherman

Film:

● Last Night