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Daisy's Madhouse Theatre presents: AN EVENING OF DysFUNctional ONE ACT PLAYS

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Performance Dates:

  • Friday, November 30th, 8:00 PM

  • Saturday, December 1st, 8:00 PM

  • Friday, December 7th, 8:00 PM  

  • Saturday, December 8th, 8:00 PM

  • Friday, December 14th, 8:00 PM

  • Saturday, December 15th, 8:00 PM


Gem Center for the Arts


$12.50 online

$15 at the door. 

Ticket sales open to the general public October 29th. Member pre-sales are available now.

DysFUNctional One Act

(Three Comic Plays)

Daisy’s Madhouse Theatre is gearing up to put the FUN in DysFUNction! Join us for this hilarious evening, featuring three short plays directed by three different directors!



Written by: Christopher Durang
Directed by: Jenn Dunn

In this parody of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, the fading Southern belle, Amanda, tries to prepare her hyper-sensitive, hypochondriacal son, Lawrence, for "the feminine caller." Terrified of people, Lawrence plays with his collection of glass cocktail stirrers. Ginny, the feminine caller, is hard of hearing and overbearingly friendly. Brother Tom wants to go the movies, where he keeps meeting sailors who need to be put up in his room. Amanda tries to face everything with "charm and vivacity," but sometimes she just wants to hit somebody.


Written by: James Prideaux
Directed by: Jonathan Perry 

A pair of Peoria matrons seek respite from the doldrums of middle age by selling spiked lemonade to highway travelers. The two trade drinks and the fantasies they have concocted to brighten their dull lives. We see the desperation with which we seek to evade the mundane, the illusions small people live by, and the way emptiness which can exist beneath the veneer of supposed well-being.


Written by: Steve Martin
Directed by Ami Tain

In Steve Martin's acerbic, comedic one act, a prototypical white protestant family exists in a dark limbo of expectation and routine. A darkly funny glimpse into an Instagram perfect family crumbling under their pristine veneers.  

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