Sometimes the best show isn’t onstage but in the parking lot. That’s the case in Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van, a comedy where the point of view this time comes from the unsung heroes who call the show, man the spotlights, sew the costumes, count the tickets and suffer through every flubbed line, forgotten prop and missed cue.
The Florence Little Theatre presents “Two on the Aisle Three in a Van” from Nov. 9 through Nov. 18. The show welcomes you to another stellar season at the Neighborhood Actors Summerfun Repertory Theatre, a friendly little playhouse where, due to a lack of wing space, the company spends their downtime in the parking lot around an aging hippie/now turned techie’s van. Those looking for refuge at the asphalt oasis include: a stressed-out artistic director grappling for funding, a wanna-be diva who’s realizing her ingenue expiration date has just about passed, a board member’s nephew vying to direct the musicals with a Tarantino spin and the “I’m no chorus boy” chorus boy who thinks every show should have a kick line – including Glass Menagerie. These are just some of the egos and obstacles that fall into the lap of Mike, a nice-guy director who ends up with far more than he bargained for. Anyone who’s ever seen a show may know these people. Anyone who’s ever done a show may be these people. Somehow, some way, the show must go on. And it does…just not always as planned.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $15 for student/children, $20 for seniors ages 62+, and $25 for adults. Recommended for ages 13 and older due to some adult language and situations.
Place: Florence Little Theatre at 417 S. Dargan St.