Launch Day
(Love Stories from the Year 2108)

October 21-30, 2022

Bean-Brown Theatre

Written by Michael Higgins
 Directed by Tina Turley
 

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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. 

Launch Day

Launch Day

Margaret Carr (left) and Gabriel Carden in Theatre Tuscaloosa’s world premiere production of “Launch Day” by Michael Higgins, running October 21-30 in the Bean-Brown Theatre. Photo by Porfirio Solórzano.

Launch Day

Launch Day

Ebony Wesley (left) and Amaria Jackson in Theatre Tuscaloosa’s world premiere production of “Launch Day” by Michael Higgins, running October 21-30 in the Bean-Brown Theatre. Photo by Porfirio Solórzano.

Launch Day

Launch Day

Mileidy Crespo-Jones in Theatre Tuscaloosa’s world premiere production of “Launch Day” by Michael Higgins, running October 21-30 in the Bean-Brown Theatre. Photo by Porfirio Solórzano.

Launch Day

Launch Day

Sam Hodo (left) and Brandy Johnson in Theatre Tuscaloosa’s world premiere production of “Launch Day” by Michael Higgins, running October 21-30 in the Bean-Brown Theatre. Photo by Porfirio Solórzano.

Launch Day

Launch Day

Steven Yates (left) and Hallie Grace Hamner in Theatre Tuscaloosa’s world premiere production of “Launch Day” by Michael Higgins, running October 21-30 in the Bean-Brown Theatre. Photo by Porfirio Solórzano.

Launch Day

Launch Day

Margaret Carr (left) and Gabriel Carden in Theatre Tuscaloosa’s world premiere production of “Launch Day” by Michael Higgins, running October 21-30 in the Bean-Brown Theatre. Photo by Porfirio Solórzano.

Launch Day

Launch Day

Mileidy Crespo-Jones in Theatre Tuscaloosa’s world premiere production of “Launch Day” by Michael Higgins, running October 21-30 in the Bean-Brown Theatre. Photo by Porfirio Solórzano.

Launch Day

Launch Day

Steven Yates (left) and Hallie Grace Hamner in Theatre Tuscaloosa’s world premiere production of “Launch Day” by Michael Higgins, running October 21-30 in the Bean-Brown Theatre. Photo by Porfirio Solórzano.

Launch Day

Launch Day

Amaria Jackson (left) and Ebony Wesley in Theatre Tuscaloosa’s world premiere production of “Launch Day” by Michael Higgins, running October 21-30 in the Bean-Brown Theatre. Photo by Porfirio Solórzano.

Launch Day

Launch Day

Sam Hodo (left) and Brandy Johnson in Theatre Tuscaloosa’s world premiere production of “Launch Day” by Michael Higgins, running October 21-30 in the Bean-Brown Theatre. Photo by Porfirio Solórzano.

Performance & Tickets

Performances & Tickets

Single tickets are now on sale! Click here to purchase online.

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

  • Friday,  October 21 at 7:30 p.m.
    NOTE: There will be a FREE pre-show discussion with playwright Michael Higgins at 6:30 p.m. in the Alabama Power Recital Hall.

  • **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.

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 – Gracie Price

  • Voice Overs – Ava Buchanan, Charles Prosser, Tina Turley

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

Ava Buchanan

Hair & Make-Up Design

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the running time of the production?

    • Approxiately 90 minutes.

  • Will there be an intermission?

    • No.

  • 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.