Written by local playwright, Lisa Rowe, suspense and comedy abound in the fast-moving play, Psych.
About the Author: Several years ago Ms. Rowe gave up a highly successful but soul-crushing career as a trial lawyer to pursue her passion in theatre, writing and the visual arts. Since then she has published and directed several incarnations of her first play, the comedy/farce Psych and her monologue Sixty Pounds debuted in November 2012 at the University of Wisconsin’s Theatre on the Hill. Her play Los Muertos, a light drama exploring aspects of immigration, death and war, debuted in spring of 2014. After many productions of her play Psych, Ms. Rowe’s work received the recognition it deserved and was picked up for professional licensing by Dramatic Publishing in December 2014.
Show Synopsis: Psych is set in the office of psychiatrist Dr. Robert Smith where, one by one, the cast of bizarre characters assemble. Edward Baxter was a successful psychiatrist, beloved by his many patients—until he was framed for murder. Now on the run with an assumed identity and a suspicious new wife, his luck is running out. Edward seeks help from Dr. Robert Smith, a fellow psychiatrist and a man with inner demons of his own. When Edward’s meeting with Dr. Smith goes wildly awry and leaves Edward clinging precariously to his last shred of sanity, Dr. Smith’s patient Lydia (a goodhearted psychic woman with clues to Edward’s past) arrives for her appointment to find Edward in big trouble. Despite the chaos created by unexpected visitors and quirks in Lydia’s psychic powers, Lydia does her best to gain Edward’s trust and help him find justice as his world rapidly approaches critical mass. Psych’s humor is broad in scope including slapstick, wordplay and a bit of dark humor.
Show Dates: August 21-23, 28-30, 2015
Show Times: 7:30 pm Friday & Saturday, 4:00 pm Sunday.
General Admission Prices: Non-Reserved; $18 Adults,$15 Students/Seniors
General Admission Purchases: Box Office 262-560-0564; Fox Bros. Oconomowoc Piggly Wiggly; Books & Co. or click here Buy tickets for Psych
VIP Premium Admission: Reserved cabaret table seating with wait staff (includes two beverages per person – beer, wine, soft drinks and snacks at your table), meet n’ greet post-show cocktail party with Ms. Rowe (offered opening night only), and an author signed show poster and program. Cabaret seats are limited to 15, and are not subject to the group discount. Tickets are $30 for adults and $27 for students/seniors. Must be purchased through the Box Office at 262-560-0564.
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