The Drunken City

By Adam Bock

The area Premiere

Directed by Bill McCallum

Starring (in order of appearance): Adelin Phelps (Melissa), Tracey Maloney* (Linda), Sara Marsh* (Marnie), Paul de Cordova* (Eddie), Kris L. Nelson* (Frank), and Benjamin McGovern (Bob)

Presented at The Lyric at Carleton Place in the Lyric Lab

Photos: Heidi Bohnenkamp

"...a vivacious staging...Bachelorette parties have long been ripe for the kind of woozily surreal sendup that playwright Adam Bock delivers in The Drunken City. There are so many small but potent things in this 75-minute one-act. The performances are outstanding. Adam Bock's comedy gets a winning regional premiere by Dark & Stormy."  — Rohan Preston, Star Tribune

"Dark & Stormy strikes again with The Drunken City! Considering the brevity of the show, it is remarkable how the actors are able to take up the challenge and produce a funny, vibrant piece that also offers a taste of darkness. The Drunken City is engaging, fun, and memorable, all the more so for the theater's intimate setting."
— Ed Huyck, City Pages

"The splendid cast gives madcap, yet truly human portrayals that capture the high stakes. Sara Marsh, Adelin Phelps, and Tracey Maloney have created a brilliant symbiotic triple stage presence that is a kind of fluid force of comedic nature...Kris L. Nelson, as usual, is excellent...Paul de Cordova is a delight and Benjamin McGovern gives an endearing and transformational performance."
— John Townsend, Lavender Magazine

"The staging is a smooth one that effectively uses the nontraditional theater space...and nicely knits together some strong performances." — Dominic Papatola, Pioneer Press

"...[The Drunken City] sharply illuminates how tricky love can be, and how easy it is to fool ourselves into thinking we’ve found it. Reasons to go: fine acting by the talented, experienced cast, a company signature; Mary Shabatura’s lighting and sound; and because it’s worth following Dark & Stormy, literally and figuratively...This is a company with a lot of creativity, energy and passion; it’s exciting to share a space with them." Pamela Espeland, MinnPost 

"Dark & Stormy Productions is really hitting their stride; they've become one of those theater companies that I rely on to never let me down...It's truly a joy to watch this terrific cast perform this smart and funny play."  — Jill Schafer, Cherry and Spoon 

Design: Kevin Cannon

Design: Kevin Cannon

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association