“Reindeer Stages AMERICAN IDLE”

April 7, 2008

Reindeer Stages AMERICAN IDLE

***** for immediate release *****

Reindeer Theatre Company is presenting AMERICAN IDLE the first three weekends of May at the Warren Memorial Library Auditorium, 479 Main St., downtown Westbrook.

Not to be confused with TV’s American Idol, RTC’s American Idle will showcase the acting talents of 18 area young individuals in this comedy written by Craig Sodaro.

The story focuses on Dr. Bruno Slacker who has been trying to find his way to Easy Street all his young life. Having pursued one harebrained scheme after another to get rich quick, he’s finally hit on a scheme he’s sure will work. Claiming Americans work and worry too much, Bruno claims (on national television, no less!) that if they’d only become idle, they’d live longer. To prove his point, he invites eight ambitious contestants to spend a week in “Idle House,” his version of a reality television show.

Any subjects who can last the week will split a million dollar prize. Unfortunately, Bruno doesn’t have a million dollars, his mother is trying to undermine his project, and his subjects can’t quite leave the real world behind them—sneaking boyfriends, assistants and partners into the picture to complicate his experiment. By the time the wacky challenge reaches its conclusion, only one surprising subject is left standing!

Reindeer’s cast of American Idle features an array of local “veterans” and newcomers alike:  Sophie Braun-McGovern of Scarborough, Justin Cedrone of Portland, Josh Cohen of Scarborough, Alex Cottrell of Westbrook, Nicole Gile of Gorham, Kiara Tringali of Windham, Acy Jackson of Portland, Andrea Kostovick of Scarborough, Brian and Robert Lawson of Westbrook, Brock, Cassidy and Vance Leighton of Westbrook, Jessica Merrill of Windham, Merrill Porterfield of Scarborough, Matt Rairdon of Westbrook and Andrew Silver of Westbrook.

Directed by Ellen & Mark Munson and Louis Philippe, AMERICAN IDLE runs each Friday, Saturday and Sunday from May 2 – May 18.  Friday and Saturday shows are at 7 PM and Sunday Matinees are at 2 PM

Tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children under 18 and seniors.  FMI, call 857-9002




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