That special hell that can be found only in community theatre is the subject of Craig Alpaugh's farce, Theatre Hell!, making its Florida premiere Oct. 19-Nov. 5 at Gorilla Theatre. David O'Hara (Gorilla's Travels With My Aunt) directs. In Hell!, professional theatre director Dickie Fennsworth agrees to helm a new play for an obscure community theatre. But the seasoned Fennsworth quickly finds adverisity and insanity in the world of non professional productions. Theatre Hell! received its world premiere at the American Renegade Theatre in Los Angeles in fall, 1999.
Alpaugh's other works include Rocky, The Renegade Reindeer, Bless Me Father, Lethal Death IV and Empress of the Blues.
Jessica Alexander, Billy Martinez, David McElroy, Jon Van Middlesworth, Bob Ross, Sean Sanczel, Janet C. Stanley, Steven Clark Pachosa and Carolyn Zaput star.
Tickets are $17. Gorilla Theatre is located at 4419 North Hubert Avenue in Drew Park. For reservations, call (813) 879-2914. Gorilla Theatre is on the web at http://www.gorilla-theatre.com.
-- By Christine Ehren