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Music by Rob Hartmann
Book and lyrics by Liv Cummins and Rob Hartmann
Original concept and lyrics by Scott Keys

Directed by Kara-Lynn Vaeni
Vanishing Point

Previews: May 30 - 31
Opening Night: June 1, 2012
Closes: July 1, 2012

"Pay-What-You-Can" Night: June 26


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John Fleming from Tampa Bay Times.

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Kathy L. Greenberg from Tampa Tribune.

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Jay Handelman from Sarasota Herald- Tribune.

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“A playful experiment in which the four A's - Amelia, Aimee, Agatha, and the audience - come briefly and melodiously unglued in time and space.” –Chicago Sun-Times

Here’s what the critics say about the cast:
“Wood, with her cute little chipmunk looks and English accent, is a charmer and gives a delightful screwball performance”  -John Fleming, Tampa Bay Times

“Lauren L. Wood gives Christie a cheery, clipped sense of British etiquette and poise.  Kathleen Brooke Davis gives McPherson a bigger-than-life combination of theatricality and religious fervor.” -Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“Played brilliantly by Lauren L. Wood (Christie) and Kathleen Brooke Davis (McPherson) show us scenes from their respective biographies and sing lovely, glimmering songs that at first delight the ear…McPherson is easily the most formidable of the three, muscling her way into American religious history with a smile and a Bible, and accepting her healing abilities with the same bravado she exhibits everywhere.”
-Mark E. Leib, Creative Loafing

Here’s what the critics say about the set and costumes:
“Nick Francone's abstract set is cool.” -John Fleming, Tampa Bay Times

“The players are attractively costumed by Adrin Erra Puente… Nick Francone’s beautiful abstract set…” -Mark E. Leib, Creative Loafing

Here’s what the critics say about the music:
“Rob Hartman’s score cleverly assigns a musical style to each of the characters.  For the British Christie, it’s a quick-witted patter-style as she works out the plot for her next mystery. McPherson sings in a rousing mix of American folk and gospel…The songs are well performed by pianist and musical director Vince di Mura and by the three women who play all the roles…”-Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

“The lush pianism behind the songs is provided by talented musical director/keyboards player Vince di Mura.” -Mark E. Leib, Creative Loafing

Agatha Christie vanished for eleven days in 1926. That same year, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished for three weeks. Amelia Earhart disappeared during her 1937 around-the-world flight and was never seen again. Agatha and Aimee never spoke of what happened during their disappearances. Vanishing Point, a musical fantasy, brings these three women together on a road trip through time and space as they recall their past and explore their future, stepping in and out of one another’s lives. The show has a cast of three: the actresses play multiple parts (each other’s mothers, husbands, reporters, fans, etc.).

Agatha Christie............................................Lauren L. Wood
Amelia Earhart...............................................................Patty Nieman*
Aimee Semple McPherson....................................Kathleen Brooke Davis*
* = member, Actors’ Equity Association

In December 1926, author Agatha Christie vanished for eleven days. In May 1926, evangelist Aimee Semple McPherson vanished for three weeks. In July 1937, pilot Amelia Earhart vanished forever. Where did they go?

will be performed in two acts with one intermission.


Creative Clay Happy Hour at American Stage Theatre
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
5:30–7:30 p.m.

Join Creative Clay at American Stage for happy hour with mingling, art and live music by Rebekah Pulley from 6-7p.m. Creative Clay's member artists will be exhibiting a show inspired by the American Stage Theatre production of Vanishing Point.

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