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Starter Pistol
By Michael Gotch
Directed by Mark Lamos
Thompson Theatre
CLOSED
After last season’s successful Minor Fantastical Kingdoms, Michael Gotch returns with a darker look at middle America.  In a dying Midwestern town, Karen James—wife, mother, and breadwinner— does her best to clean up after her family despite being pushed to the edge by her husband’s work injury and her son’s troubles at school. But when a stranger comes to dinner, can they survive the secrets buried in their past and the reckoning to come? A winner in the Ashland New Play Festival's 2019 competition, Starter Pistol is a roller coaster ride of tension and laughter, a story of a family in the toughest of times just trying to hold themselves together until the wheels fall off. 

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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Kathleen Pirkl Tague as Karen James.


Kathleen Pirkl Tague as Karen James and Stephen Pelinski as Griff James.


Elizabeth Heflin as Cheryl James and Kathleen Pirkl Tague as Karen James.


Stephen Pelinski as Griff, Kathleen Pirkl Tague as Karen, Lee E. Ernst as Curtis, René Thornton, Jr. as Darryl and Elizabeth Heflin as Cheryl.
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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:
The box office is currently closed for University of Delaware's winter break. It will reopen January 2, 2020 at noon.
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Stephen Pelinski as Griff.










Peter Fein as Matthew Dixon James.
















Design Team:
Scenic Design by Hugh Landwehr;
Costume Design by Tricia Barsamian;
Light Design by Matthew Richards;
Sound Design by Michael Bodeen and Rob Milburn.