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08.16.2012 | | Posted at 07:09 AM

Snowdance 2013 looking for short comic sketches

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Racine's Over Our Heads Players will be continuing its long-running Snowdance sketch comedy fest this coming  February. A series of 10-minute comedies will filter through the stage of Racine's Sixth Street Theatre. Of course, OOHPs can't have the festival without scripts . . . and it is once again soliciting for ten-minute comic scripts. Now through November 1st, the players will be accept...
07.22.2012 | | Posted at 06:28 AM

Midwest family drama in Racine

By Russ Bickerstaff
  There's a kind of romantic notion of ink on paper . . . kind of a personal connection between  thoughts, ideas and words that has an enduring sanctity. Based on an actual discovery, Racine native Barbara Tylla's The Cedar Chest Letters tells the story of a bunch of thoughts that had been painstakingly packed away in an attic. Actual family letters were found in an old chest that told an old f...
06.02.2012 | | Posted at 10:02 PM

Over Our Head Players is looking for a cast for a comedy

By Russ Bickerstaff
    The Over Our Head Players are  staging a new comedy by Racine resident Barbara Tylla att he beginning of August. The show is called The Cedar Chest Letters and it will be looking to cast the show in mid-June.   Described as "a sweet, poignant comedy," requires "four women, age range 22 – 75.  One female actor in her early 20’s, one female to play her grandmother, and two additional w...
05.27.2012 | | Posted at 05:43 AM

Over Our Head Players return to sketch comedy in June

By Russ Bickerstaff
    Over Our Head Players continues its reasonably long-running sketch comedy program with a series of performances in June. Theatre/Schmeatre continues its Second City-inspired mix of topical and irreverent short, unrelated original sketches.    And "In homage to the format of Saturday Night Live," each show features performances from area musicians. There's a different musical act every per...
04.20.2012 | | Posted at 04:46 AM

Over Our Had Players looks for new comedy talent

By Russ Bickerstaff
    The Over Our Head Players are gearing up for another summer Schmeatre show and they're looking for new talent. The Racine-based theatre has nnounced a bonus production that has been tacked on to the end of their 20th season. Their undoubtedly popular Theatre/Schmeatre sketch comedy show runs June 8th - 16th.    The evening of short, original comic sketches needs talent. OOHPs is holding o...
04.14.2012 | | Posted at 06:42 PM

Comedy with Laptops Just South of Milwaukee

By Russ Bickerstaff
      Over Our Head Players refers to it as an "on-line bedroom farce." Actually, the Off-Broadway production has the entire cast sitting at laptops. The action of the play depends on laptops, Blackberries and iPhones. An extra-marital affair gets a bit mixed up in a modern show that is now in its second year off-broadway.    The script is written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore . . . th...
02.02.2012 | | Posted at 08:04 AM

Racine’s Over Our Head Players look for a cast for Yasmina Reza’s ART

By Russ Bickerstaff
  Racine’s Over Our Head Players is looking for a cast for Art. Contemporary French playwright Yasmina Reza’s Art is a four-character drama, but as one of the characters is an inanimate blank, white canvas with a few white lines on it and no dialogue, they’ll probably have a prop stand-in for that one. The drama concerns three men. One of them purchased the painting for a ridiculous sum ...
01.19.2012 | | Posted at 04:54 PM

Over Our Head Announces Sketches

By Russ Bickerstaff
Just as I prepare to head out to the new play festival at Carte Blanche Studios, I notice Racine’s Over Our Head Players have announced the shorts they will be performing on the festival. Here’s a look at the shorts that will be competing for the $300 cash prize at this year’s Snowdance 10 Minute Comedy Festival. The Gift Of Rift  by Evan Allgood from Virginia. A domestic Christmas morni...
10.28.2011 | | Posted at 07:51 AM

Over Our Head Players stage classic satire

By Russ Bickerstaff
Some time ago I had the distinct pleasure of talking to John McGivern, Christopher Tarjan and David Cecsarini about a production of Irma Vep that they were working on. It’s an extremely weird horror comedy involving vampires, werewolves and two men appearing in countless different roles in full quick change costuming. It was interesting to find out just how much work the script was beyond the ...
09.12.2011 | | Posted at 07:34 AM

Over Our Head Players present Milmore and VanZandt’s DO NOT DISTURB

By Russ Bickerstaff
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