Little Town Blues

Author: James Presson and Rachel B. Joyce

Little Town Blues

Description: Navigating through delight and devastation, the boarding students of Deforest-Martin Prep rage against the machine of structured academia with the fire of a teenage rebel and the depth of a Russian poet.
Year Written/Copyrighted: 2011
Date Added: 11/29/2012
Content Advisory: Some strong language
2 Acts, 120 Minutes
5 Females, 8 Males

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Keywords: Characters are Mostly Children/Students · Characters are Mostly Young Adults · Comedy · Coming of Age · Drama · Dysfunctional Families · Expressionism · Families · Large Cast Size · Mostly Male Characters · Musical · Naturalism/Realism · Politics · Pop Culture · Postmodern · Requires/Supports Sophisticated Multimedia/Technical Elements · Romance · Shakespeare · Single Set · Social Issues · Tearjerker · Technology and the Internet

This play is in the following collections: Less Than Rent

Original Production Information

Little Town Blues was first performed in the summer of 2011 at The Wild Project. It was presented by Less Than Rent Theatre with the following cast.
Christina: Bianca Crudo
Barry: RJ Vaillancourt
Molly: Rachel Buethe
Chet: Sean Patrick Monahan
Olivia: Becca Ballenger
Vernon: Patrick Fleury
Lee: Cory Asinofsky
Andrew: Mark Maciejewski
Natalie: Nicole Ventura
Calvin: Jake Ahlquist
Anne: Jenna Grossano
Fred: Adam Weppler
Rod: Adrian Bridges

Director: James Presson
Scenic Design: Daniel Geggatt
Costume Design: Michelle Tarantina
Light Design: Ryan Seelig
Sound Design: Gifford Williams
Dramaturg: Leslie Gauthier
Production Stage Manager: Sofia Montgomery
Musical Directors: Becky Geggatt/Adrian Bridges