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Starter Pistol
By Michael Gotch
Directed by Mark Lamos
Thompson Theatre
JAN. 16 – FEB. 2
​After last season’s wildly successful Minor Fantastical Kingdoms, Michael Gotch returns with a darker look at middle America.  In a withering Midwest town, Karen James—wife, mother, and breadwinner— has enough venison chili to survive the approaching winter but is being pushed to the edge by her husband’s work injury and her son’s misbehavior. A visit from a stranger promises relief, but only if Karen and her family can survive secrets from the past and the buried conflicts they reveal. Winner of the Ashland New Play Festival's 2019 competition, Starter Pistol is a roller coaster ride of tension and laughter, a story of a family holding themselves together in the toughest of times while just trying to make it to the big Friday Night MegaBall drawing.  Contains adult language and situations. For mature audiences. 

 
​Thur. ​Jan. 16
​7:30 pm ​Preview
​Fri. ​Jan. 17
​7:30 pm ​Preview
​Sat. ​Jan. 18
​7:30 pm ​Opening
​Sun. ​Jan. 19
​2:00 pm
​Thur. ​Jan. 23
​7:30 pm ​Talk-back w/ the cast
​Fri. ​Jan. 24
​7:30 pm
​Sat. ​Jan. 25
​2:00 pm ​Prologue @ 1:15 pm
​Sat. ​Jan. 25
​7:30 pm
​Sun. ​Jan. 26
​2:00 pm
​Thur. ​Jan. 30
​7:30 pm
​Fri. ​Jan. 31
​7:30 pm ​Talk-back w/ the cast
​Sat. ​Feb. 1
​2:00 pm
​Sat. ​Feb. 1
​7:30 pm
​Sun. ​Feb. 2
​2:00 pm ​Prologue @ 1:15 pm
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Design Team:

Scenic Design by Hugh Landwehr; Costume Design by Tricia Barsamian; Light Design by Pat Collins; Sound Design by Michael Bodeen and Rob Milburn.
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REP productions are supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.  The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.
 
 

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BOX OFFICE HOURS:
Monday - Friday, noon to 5:00 PM
and one hour before curtain on performance days.​​

(302) 831-2204

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Elizabeth Heflin and Michael Gotch in Woman in Mind. Photo: Evan Krape.