February 2014
Now Playing
Parallel Lives by Mo Gaffney and Kathy Najimy
            Performed by Jeannine Haas and Julie Waggoner
            Directed by Brenny Rabine
Friday and Saturday Feb 21 and 22  At 8pm. 
Dinner seatings at 5, 5:30, 6, 6:30, 7, 7:30.

Where:  Elmer’s in  Ashfield, MA.
Tickets:  Reserve at Elmer’s:  Dinner $12 and Show $20 413-628-4003

February/March Classes

Ten people attended the Improvisational Theatre Workshop in January led by Guest Artist Brenny Rabine and have requested more! 
Jeannine Haas will teach a 4-session-unit of Improv the last two Thursdays of Feb and March.  I ask folks to sign up for all 4 as it makes for group cohesion and skill advancement.  However, if you can only do one or two and want to try it out, please come. Improv improves spontaneity, makes you laugh, creates new brain cells, and just plain gets you thru the winter!
“That was fun on Thursday.  Thank you so much! It was a high-energy,
jam-packed, generous outpouring of performance wisdom, and everyone there was lucky to receive it.”....Christina Gabriel

Thursdays 7-9:15pm:  Feb 20, 27, March 20, 27
Cost: 70.00 for the unit.  One time class(es):  20.00
Where:  Upper Hall, First Cong. Church, Ashfield
More info and to register:  please call Jeannine Haas at Pauline Productions 413-268-3850

Haas (L) and Waggoner
It's been three years since they last performed in Ashfield, but they are back...bigger, badder, and funnier than ever.
Parallel Lives” is an 80’s cult classic that has played to standing ovations and sold-out crowds in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts. Jeannine Haas and Julie Waggoner embody over a dozen characters in this romp with a feminist sensibility. Directed by Brenny Rabine.
"A howling hit. This theatergoer almost fell out of his
pew laughing." - Chris Rohmann, reviewer Valley Advocate
Pioneer Valley award-winning actresses/comediennes Jeannine Haas and Julie Waggoner (who last played together in "Red State of Marriage") team up to reprise their smash hit "Parallel Lives"- a collection of uproarious skits celebrating life's joy and absurdity.  Penned by comic actresses Kathy Najimy (Sister Act, Veronica's Closet, Dirty Blonde) and Mo Gaffney (Mad About You, Absolutely Fabulous), Parallel Lives, aka "The Kathy and Mo Show"  is a "cult classic" depicting the late 1970's and early 80s.

Through the course of the evening, Haas and Waggoner portray a wide variety of comic characters including:  two Supreme Beings tossing the dice over human gender responsibilities; two Catholic school-mates “friends for life”; a frat boy and sorority girl on a date, Syvvie and Maddie--two feisty old New Yorkers who've signed up for a women's studies course only to find themselves on a field trip to a feminist performance-art piece; and Hank and Karen Sue, a couple of struggling souls ritually playing out a mating game weekly in a honky tonk bar.  Be swept back to the 80‘s in this romp with a feminist twist and leave exhausted and refreshed with laughter.

audience responses:
"You two are rascals"..Fred (not my real name.)"Would I give my  real name to rascals?"
"I laughed more tonight than I did the entire last year..."
"Oh boy, that took me back to my college days..."