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Perfect Arrangement at The Circuit Playhouse

January 9, 2018 - articles - ,

Perfect Arrangement
by Topher Payne

The Circuit Playhouse
January 26 – February 18, 2018

It’s 1950, and new colors are being added to the Red Scare. Two U.S. State Department employees, Bob and Norma, have been tasked with identifying sexual deviants within their ranks. There’s just one problem: Both Bob and Norma are gay and have married each other’s partners as a carefully constructed cover. Inspired by the true story of the earliest stirrings of the American gay rights movement, madcap classic sitcom-style laughs give way to provocative drama as two “All-American” couples are forced to stare down the closet door.

Perfect Arrangement features Associate Company Member Danny Crowe (9 to 5, Heathers: The Musical) as Bob and Resident Company Member Brooke Papritz (Heathers: The Musical; Peter Pan) as Norma. They are joined by Associate Company Members, Claire Clauson (Heathers: The Musical, Junie B. Jones: The Musical) and Tad Cameron (9 to 5, Heathers: The Musical). Perfect Arrangement is directed by Associate Director Dave Landis (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Bridges of Madison County).

Perfect Arrangement runs January 26 – February 18 at The Circuit Playhouse. The Circuit Playhouse Inc. Super Sponsor is Dr. Thomas Ratliff. The Pay-What-You-Can Performance is Thursday, February 1st at 8pm and is sponsored by ArtsFirst/First Tennessee Foundation and Southland Park Gaming and Racing. The Circuit Playhouse is located at 51 S. Cooper St.  For more information or to make reservations, please call 901-726-4656 or purchase tickets online at playhouseonthesquare.org.


Millie Martindale: Claire Clauson

Bob Martindale: Danny Crowe

Norma Baxter: Brooke Papritz

Jim Baxter: Tad Cameron

Kitty Sunderson: Heather Zurowski

Theodore Sunderson: Michael Gravois

Barbara Grant: Kim Sanders

Production Team:

Director: Dave Landis

Stage Manager: Morgan Corlew

Scenic Design: Kathy Haaga

Lighting Design: Justin Gibson

Costume Design: Lindsay Schmeling

Properties Design: Aubanita Kirk


Title: Perfect Arrangement

VenueJanuary 26 – February 18

Times: ThursdayFriday, & Saturday8pmSunday2pm

Tickets: $25 Opening Weekend (January 26, 27, 28) / $35 – 40 Thursdays and Sundays, $35 – $40, Adults, $25 Senior Citizens, $22 Students/Military, $15 Children under 18

Playhouse Advisory: Adult Situations & Adult Language

Box Office: 901-726-4656

Web: playhouseonthesquare.org


Circuit Playhouse, Inc. Super Sponsor: Dr. Thomas Ratliff

Image Credit: Bill Simmers

Photo ID: Front Row (L-R): Tad Cameron, Danny Crowe, Back Row (L-R): Claire Clauson, Brooke Papritz