The Kempner High School Theatre Department will present “Comic Potential”, written by Alan Ayckbourn, beginning on Wednesday, January 11 and running through Saturday, January 14. All performances are at 7pm in the Kempner High School Auditorium. Adult tickets are $7 in advance and $8 at the door; student tickets are $5 in advance and $6 at the door.
Wednesday’s performance will be sold student tickets BOGO (buy one get one free) presale and at the door. Advance tickets are available in the KHS commons from 11:15am-12:40pm January 9 through the 13.
Directed by Amy Warren, the play is a hilarious satire of television and a touching romantic comedy. It begins in a television studio where a hospital soap opera is being taped. One actor starts speaking gibberish; he is an “actoid” a robot and his programming is off kilter. Adam, the young nephew of the producer and an aspiring writer who worships the director (once a great movie director and now a broken down has been), is on the set.
Adam starts chatting with Jacie Tripplethree, the actoid (serial number JC333) playing the nurse and finds, to his surprise, that not only can she carry on a conversation but, due to what she calls a fault in her programming, she has a creative imagination. Adam wants to build a new television series around her but the studio will not hear of it. He also finds he is falling in love with the charming robot! Will Adam get the green light on his series? Will love prevail?
For more information, call 281-634-2355. We’ll see you at the show!