Sunday Night at the Movies: Muffy the Bitch

By Callen Harty

Directed by Callen Harty

There’s a killer on the loose and nobody knows who it could be. Fingers get pointed at some of the community’s children. Could an innocent child be guilty of such heinous acts? Is it the evil gardener? Discover the answer in Muffy the Bitch, one of the plays from Broom Street’s 40 plus years’ worth of theatrical entertainment.

Broom Street Theater is pleased to announce the first of a new series, Sunday Night at the Movies, at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 7 at the theater, 1119 Williamson Street in Madison. As part of its 40th anniversary season in 2009 the theater presented Date Night, video/DVD showings of past plays, as a way to look back at its history. The idea appealed to both its audience and members, so it was decided to continue the events this year as Sunday Night at the Movies, to be held the Sunday after each new play opens throughout the season. Admission is free, but a $5.00 donation is suggested.

The fun will start Sunday, March 7, with a showing of Callen Harty’s 1997 play, Muffy the Bitch. The play was inspired by The Bad Seed and contemporizes that book and play into a modern retelling about school age violence. The 1997 production featured actors Jackie Baker, Alan Bickley, Maritza Bryant, Ron Collins, Luke Delwiche, Mark Edwards, Buck Hakes, Lauri Harty, Shelley Johnson, Amanda Jones, Jamie McCanless, and Isa Norwood and was directed by Harty.

According to a contemporary review by Nadine Goff, “Muffy the Bitch is 85 minutes of fun, laced with lots of bad puns, a few malapropisms and a tasty sprinkling of piquant social commentary.” She called Amanda Jones as Muffy “perfect” and went on to say of the other actors, “Harty has managed to recruit a virtual galaxy of stars”.

Additional titles for Sunday Night at the Movies will be announced as the season progresses.

Broom Street Theater – One theater. Many voices.

Produced by Broom Street Theater at Broom Street Theater, 1119 Williamson Street, Madison

Performances: March 7, 2010

Performance Times: Sunday, March 7, 6:00 p.m. (one performance only).

Ticket Prices: No charge; a $5.00 donation is suggested.

Call 608-244-8338 for reservations or more information.

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