Live Theatre Drive-In Streaming
Rounding Third & The Roommate Streaming Sept. 11-13, 2020
The Playhouse safely presented four shows in its Live Theatre Drive-In this summer. Staged in the theatre’s parking lot with audiences watching from their cars or lawn chairs and listening via FM radio, the shows were a hit with audiences. As successful as the summer was, we could only accommodate 27 cars a night. If you weren’t able to reserve a spot this summer, we have great news!
Starting Friday, Sept. 11, 2020 – what was scheduled to be opening night of The Playhouse’s 102nd season – we will stream two of the drive-in shows, Rounding Third and The Roommate via Broadway On Demand. Streams are available anytime between 7:00 PM, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, through Midnight, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. You can watch it one time per registration.
The streams, like the live shows, are free. Like the live shows, this is donate-what-you-can. Your donation is appreciated.
Watch for the first time, or revisit a favorite!
Rounding Third by Richard Dresser opened July 10 and was directed by David R. Kilpatrick. Don (Chris Ennis) is a coach who believes that winning is what is most important in baseball, and he is all about the game. Michael (Nathan Jorgensen) is his assistant coach and a businessman who believes that kids should have fun when they play baseball. Don’s kid is the team’s star pitcher. Michael’s kid can barely remember to keep his shoelaces tied. These conflicting personalities instantly clash.
The summer season ended with Jen Silverman’s play The Roommate, opening July 31 and directed by Katy Merriman. Sharon (Laura Sparks), in her mid-fifties, is recently divorced and needs a roommate to share her Iowa home. Robyn (Jodi Jinks), also in her mid-fifties, needs a place to hide and a chance to start over. But as Sharon begins to uncover Robyn’s secrets, they encourage her own deep-seated desire to transform her life completely. The Roommate is a dark comedy about what it takes to re-route your life – and what happens when the wheels come off.
- Performance Times:
- Stream any time from 7:00 PM, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, through Midnight, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. One viewing per registration.
- Livestream & On-Demand
- Content Advisory:
- The Playhouse does not rate subject matter as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have questions about content, age appropriateness, or other aspects of the show (ie strobe lights and other theatrical effects), please contact the ticket office at 515.277.6261.