Cheaper by the Dozen
Adapted by Christopher Sergel From the book by Frank Gilbreth and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
Directed by Kara Wilkins
May 8 7:30 pm
May 9 7:30 pm
May 10 7:30 pm
May 15 7:30 pm
May 16 7:30 pm
May 17 7:30 pm
May 18 2:00 pm
At the Stage Coach Players Theater
Suppose you're an attractive high school girl who is a member of a large and unique family in which your father
is one of the great pioneers of industrial efficiency. Imagine he decides, for no apparent reason, to apply his
unorthodox methods to you and the rest of your big family. The results are terribly embarrassing, funny and—it must
be admitted—extremely effective! To Anne, however, the chief effect seems to be that of making the family seem
ridiculous to everyone else at school—especially to the boys! Dad pushes ahead with better organization for his family.
He puts up a chart for the young people to initial after completing each household task, uses a rug as an imaginary
bathtub to demonstrate how to take an efficient bath and appoints a utilities officer to levy fines on wasters of electricity.
The children don't understand Dad’s methods and Anne, rebels. Both Dad and Anne are miserable at the lack of understanding between them.
While the situations are often uproarious, there's a serious reason to Dad’s rules. He has a heart condition he's keeping secret.
He wishes to prepare the children to be self-efficient and helpful once he is gone. Everything comes to a head in a deft and moving scene
in which Dad becomes aware of how much Anne has grown up and she realizes her father’s true intentions.
CALLING EXPERIENCED SCP DIRECTORS
The Stage Coach Board of Directors has voted to participate in the 2014 Illinois Theatre Association Festival.
The ITA competition will be held in Springfield October 24-26, 2014. The winner of this competition will represent
Illinois at the regional and, if a winner there, at the national American Association of Community Theatre, AACT,
competition in spring and summer of 2015. The potential time commitment for the director, cast, and crew of this
SCP production could be approximately one year.
The SCP Board of Directors invites experienced SCP directors to submit a proposal for a competition production.
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On Tuesday, April 29th at 7:00 pm there will be a general membership meeting at the Stagecoach Players Theater. The major topic will be review
of the costs for needed repairs to the outside of the building to meet fire inspection codes.
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