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Over Our Head Players' 20th Season Offers Something Special

After each opening night, the audience is invited to stick around and talk with the cast and the crew.

This is your guide for the 20th season of Over Our Head Players at Sixth Street Theatre, 318 Sixth Street. Below is a list of the shows on the 2011-2012 playbill, listed in order by date, as well as information about show times, ticket prices, movie-type ratings and more.

Ticket prices: $15.50 for Friday and Saturday shows, $13.50 for Sundays shows. Season tickets also are available. A surcharge is applied for tickets ordered online.

Box office hours: Tuesday and Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon, or Thursday through Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. Call (262) 632-6802. Tickets also are available online at www.overourheadplayers.org.

Opening Nights Are Special: To celebrate Over Our Head Players’ 20th season, audiences are invited to a post-show gathering with the cast and crew after each opening night performance. Beverages will be served.

Oct. 28 to Nov. 13: The Mystery of Irma Vep (by Charles Ludlam)

Could a story about a werewolf, a vampire and Egyptian princess be anything but a zany comedy-thriller-satire? This Hitchcock-meets-melodrama spoof brings the thrills, laughter and mayhem as it tells the story of Lord Edgar Hillcrest’s two wives: one who meets her untimely end when attacked by a werewolf; and the second, who tries to avoid her predecessor’s deadly fate, when she faces off with a campy vampire and a secretive Egyptian princess. Did we mention the characters are all played by just two actors?! The frighteningly funny tale is perfect for Halloween.

If this were a movie, we think it would be rated “PG-13”.

Performances: 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays; 5:30 pm Saturdays; 2:30 pm Sundays

Tickets: 5:30 and 8 pm = $15.50; 2:30 pm $13.50

Jan. 27 to Feb. 26, 2012: 2012 Snowdance 10-Minute Comedy Festival

Utah has Sundance; Racine has Snowdance! It’s the eighth anniversary of the 10-minute play competition, which draws hundreds of original submissions from around the world. Judges choose which plays to produce for the usually sold-out shows, but the audience votes on who should win.

These plays are not yet rated, because they are not yet written! But some “R-rated” words or themes might be included.

Performances: 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays; 5:30 pm Saturdays; 2:30 pm Sundays

Tickets: 5:30 and 8 pm = $15.50; 2:30 pm $13.50

March 23 to April 7, 2012: ART (by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton)

How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? This wildly funny, slightly naughty play won a Tony award for its provocative examination of friendship, art and the colorful debate sparked by one all-white painting. In honor of the 20th season, this is another previously produced play. This one was last seen on the OOHP stage in 2001.

If this were a movie, we think it would be rated “PG”.

Performances: 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays; 5:30 pm Saturdays; 2:30 pm Sundays

Tickets: 5:30 and 8 pm = $15.50; 2:30 pm $13.50

May 4 to 20, 2012: You’ve Got Hate Mail (by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore)

The season closes with a story of sex, lies and laptops – from the same playwrights who brought us Do Not Disturb earlier this season. This broadband comedy, which is still in its original Off-Broadway run, shows just how much love “bytes” when an extra-marital affair goes horribly wrong.

If this were a movie, we think it might be rated “R.”

Performances: 8 pm Fridays and Saturdays; 5:30 pm Saturdays; 2:30 pm Sundays

Tickets: 5:30 and 8 pm = $15.50; 2:30 pm $13.50

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