Jeffrey Finn Productions' private workshop for a new interactive play concept, Game Show, will be held at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts on March 16 at 4 PM and again on March 17 at 2 PM. Written by Jeffrey Finn and Bob Walton, Game Show involves audience participation in the stage "game," where real prizes can be won.
As reported earlier, the Game Show audience experiences the simulation of a television taping experience, giving the theatre the feel of a studio.
The full production of the show, expected this fall, will even include real cameras. Meanwhile, the workshop audience will experience "candid dramatic action" involving the studio and game show personnel as they comport themselves on stage during the simulated commercials. Production notes indicate the audience will see "all the back-stabbing, backstage antics" that go on during typical commercial breaks.
The cast for Game Show includes Jeb Brown, stand up comedian Jeremy Ellison-Gladstone, Dana Lynn Mauro, Casey Nicholaw, Patrick Quinn and Lynne Wintersteller (I Sent a Letter To My Love).
Although Game Show has been in development since 1997, producers are aiming to take advantage of the popular appeal of game shows in America today. -- By Murdoch McBride