Reporting: Monessa Guilfoil
Chattanooga Theatre Centre will preview two performances of Pizza Man by Darlene Craviotto before taking the play to Tennessee Theatre Association’s competition fro best community theatre performance.
August 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m. on the Circle Stage
Maria Chattin-Carter plays Julie, a woman who gets a pink slip after rejecting the advances of her boss and is drinking to forget. Stephanie Smith plays Alice, whose anger over her boyfriend’s return to his wife pushes her into an eating binge. The drunk Julie and the overfed Alice hatch a plan: pick a guy – any guy – and rape him to get even for the damage done to them by men. Enter the pizza delivery man – played by Seth Patton – who accepts their seemingly harmless invitation to stay and share a beer with them. From there the evening gets crazy, wild, angry, and very, very funny.
Garrell Woods directs the play, which contains adult situations and language.
If CTC’s production wins best community theatre production in Tennessee from TTA then the performance will go on to compete at Southeastern Theatre Conference in March 2012. SETC is known as one of the largest theatre conventions in the United States. SETC has been hosting the annual convention since 1949 making it a “haven” for theatre artists according to Maria Chattin Carter who is co-starring in the Pizza Man for the competition.
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Known as one of the nation’s largest Theatre conventions, the SETC Annual Spring Convention is held each year during the first week in March. Convention 2012 will be held March 7-11 in Chattanooga, TN. Registration will open on Oct. 15, 2011.
Listen to the story with actors Seth Patton and Maria Chattin Carter: