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St. John’s Shorts September 13th

September 13, 2019

St. John’s Shorts September 13th
7pm & 9pm

Charlie Tomlinson presents Head and Heart – by Thomas Jefferson & Charlie Tomlinson
After School Special presents The Fantasy Bond – by Jules Tasca
TODOS – Theatre and Film For All presents ALTAR – by Santiago Guzmán

SW|FT (St. John’s Women’s Festival of Theatre) presents Barely Mary – by Wendi Smallwood
Dead Rat Productions presents The Office – by Sophia Merritt
Pennythoughts Theatre presents not the one – by Chris Hibbs



Head and Heart: In the spring of 1786, while serving as the US minister to France, Thomas Jefferson met—and probably fell in love with—a young, married Englishwoman named Maria Cosway. After Cosway left Paris in October, Jefferson composed a remarkable letter to her in which his Head argued with his Heart.

As a theatrical experiment, Charlie performs this letter. His personal one person show, An Aid to Pain, about his confused relationships with Romantic Love, Gender and Nostalgia (to say nothing of his passion for the novels of Georgette Heyer), is in progress. Perhaps this letter is the box that show comes in.

The Fantasy Bond: Charles and Alice are a “Couple of old marrieds” on their second honeymoon. After thirty years of marriage it’s hard to imagine anything could come between them. But Charles is holding on to a difficult secret; one that he must tell Alice today. This trip was meant to spark some romance back into their marriage, but it may just spark something else. The Fantasy Bond by Jules Tasca gives us a glimpse into that fateful conversation. Will their bond bring them through, or has their marriage been a momentous fantasy?

ALTAR: Eugenio’s ex-boyfriend ghosted him several months ago and is still not over him. Taking Día de Muertos and his mother’s previous experience with paranormal activities as references, Eugenio hopes that by setting up an altar he will be able to summon his ghost to sort out their past and talk about the end of their relationship once and for all. Would setting up an altar be enough for Eugenio to forgive, forget, and love again? A

Barely Mary: The candles are melted, the cupcake is smashed, and the curtain has dropped on yet another year!

A female comedian bares all in this ‘merry’ review which will make you laugh, cry and reconsider shapewear. A N

The Office: Tom is trying to get his report done before the deadline but is constantly interrupted by his aggressive boss Karen and his obnoxious co-worker Gavin.

not the one: A man contemplates fatherhood from a NICU rocking chair. A

A: Contains adult content or language

N: Contains nudity or partial nudity


September 13, 2019