Back Alley Productions Holds Auditions For Movie-To-Stage Comedy "It's A Disaster"

  • Friday, March 31, 2017
Kaylee Smith
Kaylee Smith

Back Alley Productions will hold auditions for the stage adaption of the 2012 dark comedy film “It’s A Disaster” on Monday and Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Mars Theatre’s scene shop, at 117 N Chattanooga St. in LaFayette. The scene shop is on the corner. Auditions can also be set by appointment by calling 706.621-2870. 

“This production is going to be a one big and exciting experiment,” Director Kaylee Smith said. “We’ve been working with Los Angeles-based producers to adapt their movie shooting script to a script for the stage. We’re one of the only theaters in the country to do so, which makes us all very thrilled. We’ve been big fans of the movie since it came out. It was a cult hit, and we’ve always wanted to do this. Now is the right time for us to give it a shot.” 

Review for "It's A Disaster":

Based on the 2012 cult comedy film of the same name, “It’s A Disaster” is about four couples who meet for Sunday brunch. Glenn is the new boyfriend. It’s his first time. It’s going to be a little awkward. But at least it’s not the end of the world. Or is it?   

What starts as an unplanned therapy session (more airing of domestic grievances) takes a sudden turn when a neighbor walks into the house wearing a hazmat suit and news that there’s been a nerve gas attack on the city. Trapped and unsure of their fates, these apparently normal, albeit shallow, friends become increasingly unhinged to interesting results. 

“It’s a dark comedy for the Paranoia Era,” Ms. Smith explains. “It’s sarcastic and irreverent, poking fun at the superficial, app-obsessed and apocalyptic worldview of millennials who operate in a ‘eat, drink and be merry for tomorrow we die’ kind of way. This will be a fun show and anyone can audition. We are excited to see who joins us on this journey to produce something original in our space.” 

Rehearsals will run on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday nights beginning after auditions. Performances will be weekends from June 2-16. For more information, visit BAPshows.com or contact Ms. Smith at 706.621-2870 or email backalleyperformances@gmail.com.


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