UPDATE: 'First Impression' from Deborah Martin of the San Antonio Express-News, August 12
A HITMAN’S GUIDE TO SURVIVING LIFE
An Original Comedy by Scott McDowell Dealing With Matters of Life and Death
directed by Scott McDowell
August 10 – September 8, 8 p.m., Thursdays -Saturdays, plus one Sunday matinee at 2:30 on August 12.
No show Friday, August 24 due for a special event, but an additional Sunday evening show at 7pm on August 26.
Ticket Prices: $12 general admission, and $9 for teachers, students, seniors 65+, active military, and SATCO members. Tickets can be purchased online at www.theovertimetheater.org.
The Overtime Theater, 1203 Camden, San Antonio, TX 78215.(click for map)
, and (210) 557-7562.
When a dangerous hitman (Samuel) is diagnosed with a terminal illness he must evaluate his life, his job and what it means to die and live…all with the help of his next victim: a renowned fiction writer (Aubrey Clark) who is at her own crossroads. Together they must come to terms with his bloody past and her future…if she has one.
Hitman is the latest offering from Scott McDowell. He has recently written and directed The Adventures of Captain Cortez and the Tri-Lambda Brigade, a hilarious and popular sci-fi comedy staged in serial installments and previously wrote his acclaimed noir trilogy The Good Samaritan, The Hard Bargain and All Good Things – all of which have been staged at the Overtime.
The black comedy premieres at the Overtime’s new location at 1203 Camden in the Gregg Barrios Theater on August 10th.
Cast and Crew:
Samuel – Dru Barcus
Aubrey Clark – Schiovahn Barron
Cole Ellison/Sheriff – Robert Jerdee
Maxine – Julya Jara
Mr Waterson – Chris Champlin
Shawn Barnes – Charles Riley
Chet the Goon – Carl Adair
Waiter – Nate Bizzel
New Agent/Doctor – Sarah Goodman
Director – Scott McDowell
Assistant Director/Stage Manager – Rose Baca
Set – Chris Champlin
About the Overtime Theater In business since 2007, the Overtime Theater is dedicated to providing innovative and accessible entertainment at an affordable price. The shows are all new, original works, or unconventional adaptations of old classics. The Overtime Theater specializes in world premieres of works never before seen on stage!
In just four years, the Overtime has produced over 40 new shows, including five original musicals: Sheer Bloody Lunacy!, Pirates Vs. Ninjas, The Brain That Wouldn’t Die: A New Musical, Dr. “S” Battles the Sex-Crazed Reefer Zombies: The Movie: The Musical and DOA: A Noir Musical. Other notable productions have included The Good Samaritan, Poet Faustus, Sob! Choke…LOVE!, Action Philosophers, and most recently, the world premieres in 2010-2011 of The Hard Bargain, The Happy Couple, The Last Broadcast of Bailey & Long, Broken Record, All Good Things, The Decorator, and Ugly People. The Overtime Theater also collaborates with local visual artists, giving them a prominent local space in which to display their works in the Blue Star Complex.
The Overtime Theater is now a non-profit organization as determined by the IRS. This decision has been made to extend the Overtime’s mission of “art for the people” to the greater community, including through low-cost workshops in acting, playwriting, comedy improv skills, and art by working professionals.
The OT Board of Directors and Operational Directors offer their expertise and talents as volunteers, and actors and the production crew are paid stipends through audience donations and grant funds. Our ticket prices are among the most competitive in the city, as we try to keep the costs down and the entertainment as accessible as possible. We are committed to building an audience with an appreciation for new, outside-the-box productions — an audience that will also support other local theaters and arts organizations.
The Overtime Theater Board of Directors and Operational Directors for 2012 are listed below. All serve in these roles as volunteers.
Overtime Theater Board of Directors: Robert Barron, Jr., Andrew Thornton, Bryan Ortiz, Chuck Wigginton, Matthew Byron Cassi, Belinda Gudmundsson, and Scott McDowell.
Overtime Theater Operational Directors:
Michael D. Burger – Executive Director
Kyle Gillette – Artistic Director
Belinda Gudmundsson – Communications Director