Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Think your family is crazy? Come out to ARTS/West May 19 and 20 and experience the high notes and low blows of living with a family in Appalachia!

STRIKE! is a new musical satire by Reyshan Parker and Mark Cole that was awarded the Producer's Choice Award at the 2008 Humble Play Festival, and now The Corporation for the Performing Arts presents the workshop production! Featuring Madeleine Burns*.

An Appalachian family gets flipped onto their beer bellies when a father’s union goes on strike. Mother, Anne Marie has no choice but to find herself a job and leave her sports fanatic-husband at home to care for their teenage children. When faced with the threat of an eviction, father, Darrel puts all of his efforts towards winning the local Chili Competition! It's a story infused with pop, rap, and country music that is sure to put your "outrageous family reunion stories" to shame.

Call ARTS/West at (740) 592-4315 to get your advanced tickets, as seating is limited! Advanced tickets for adults are priced at $5, while tickets at the door are $8. Student tickets are $2. This show is not suitable for young children.

*Actress appears courtesy of the Actors Equity Association.