Easy Street is so happy to be working with our spring cast for the “Double Feature” performance of “The Writer’s Block” and “High-Noon-ish….or A Day at the Salon” (a slight name change from the previous post). We have 16 actors and 15 buddies working together to put two fun shows together in one night.
We are very proud of Mr. Sean Rooney who wrote “The Writer’s Block” for our actors. Sean is a graduate of Bradley Bourbonnais High School and an author of children books. His book “Paddy’s First Day at Hilltop School” is on sale at Barnes and Noble.
“The Writer’s Block” is the story of six students working together to write a classic fairytale for a school assignment. When their creative ideas get stuck, they turn to the books in the library for some inspiration. Some “not-so-classic” characters find their way into the story. While the writers are writing, the remaining actors are acting out the storyline. The play is very cleaver and the cast is excited to bring Sean’s story to the stage.
“High Noon-ish…or A Day at the Salon” was written by Monica Brigham. This is the second time “High Noon-ish” made it to the Easy Street stage. We had so much fun performing it before, we thought we would do it again. Some of us still remember the songs.
“High Noon-ish” is a take off of the old western movies with a slight change in the setting. We’ve put our cast in a Salon instead of a Saloon. The town of Dry Gulch is having some pretty miserable days because their water supply is almost gone. Sweet Meadow, however, has plenty of water and their days couldn’t be better. Cowboy Clyde and Cowgirl Bonnie roll into Dry Gulch with a “plan” to even up the score.
Performances are Friday, May 1st and Saturday, May 2nd at 7 p.m. and Sunday, May 3rd at 2 p.m. All performances are at Kankakee High School on Jeffery Street in Kankakee, Illinois. Tickets are $8.00 and only sold at the door. Call 815-697-2665 for further information.