Launch Day
(Love Stories from the Year 2108)

October 21-30, 2022

Bean-Brown Theatre

Written by Michael Higgins
 Directed by Tina Turley
 

Launch Day (Love Stories from the Year 2108)

Join us for this world premiere production! Theatre Tuscaloosa has been selected as one of six producing theatres in the national American Association of Community Theatre's NewPlayFest 2022, and Launch Day is one of the shows premiering across the US! 

Take a trip to the future in this brand new play about life in the 22nd Century. From the weapons dealer whose prosthetic arm has a mind of its own to the artist who has agreed to have an advertisement chip implanted in her brain, Launch Day is a humorous look at a future where love strives to overcome the complexities of post-modern life. 

Performance & Tickets

Performances & Tickets

Single tickets go on sale on September 20, 2022.

  • Thursday, October 20 at 7:30 p.m. *Pay-What-You-Can Dress Rehearsal

  • Friday,  October 21 at 7:30 p.m.

  • **PLEASE NOTE: Launch Day's "First Saturday" evening performance will be held on Saturday, October 29, 2022.**

  • Sunday,  October 23 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Wednesday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Thursday,  October 27 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Friday, October 28 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Saturday,  October 29 at 2:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m.

  • Sunday, October 30 at 2:00 p.m.

Auditions

Auditions

Auditions will be held August 29 & 30 in the Wilson Carr Rehearsal Hall. Those interested in auditioning should be prepared for cold readings from the script and bring a calendar to list conflicts for rehearsals. Rehearsals are planned to begin on September 6.

Characters/Roles Available

Cast

  • Jada – Margaret Carr                        

  • Zegg – Gabriel Carden

  • Garal – Amaria Jackson

  • Quillney – Ebony Wesley

  • Rebissa – Jessica Briana Kelly

  • Vander – DeAnthony Mays

  • Darge – Sam Hodo

  • Keera – Brandy Johnson

  • Brylo – Kazarious Brown

  • Taz – Mileidy Crespo-Jones

  • Brittley – Hallie Grace Hamner

  • Grevin – Steven Yates

  • Understudy for Jada, Garal, Rebissa, Brittley – Kylie Winterburn

  • Understudy for Quillney, Keera, Taz – Gracie Price

  • Launch Director V.O. – TBD

  • Voice Overs – TBD

  • To accept your role, please email Stage Manager Ashlyn Lambert at smashlynlambert@gmail.com.  SCRIPTS WILL BE EMAILED TO YOU ONCE YOU ACCEPT YOUR ROLE.

  • The Read-through is in the Wilson Carr rehearsal hall on Tuesday, September 6, 7-9:30 pm.

  • Thanks to all who auditioned!  Looking forward to working with you! Tina Turley – Director  

Production Credits

Production Credits

Michael Higgins

Playwright

Tina Turley

Director

Kathy Pingel (AACT)

Dramaturg

Ashlyn Lambert

Stage Manager

Rebecca Kling

Movement Coach

 

Jameson Sanford

Scenic Design

 

Jeanette Waterman

Costume Design

 

Lyndell McDonald

Lighting Design

 

Charles Prosser

Sound & Props Design

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the running time of the production?

    • TBD

  • Will there be an intermission?

    • TBD

  • Should I bring the kids?

    • This show is not intended for children, and we recommend ages 13 and up due to its content.

  • What themes are explored in the play?

    • This show explores relationships, ethics in a capitalist society, and how technology plays a role in our lives.

  • Does the play’s text contain offensive language?

    • Yes, this play contains some adult language, including references to suicide.

  • Does the play contain violence?

    • Yes, this play does contain some mild violence.

  • Does the play contain the use of alcohol, tobacco, or drugs?

    • Yes, alcohol and drugs are discussed and used explicitly onstage.

  • Does the play contain nudity or other adult situations?

    • Yes, there are references to adult relationships.