"Shooting Star" photographs
Weathervane Playhouse in Akron, Ohio, presents "Shooting Star" -- a romantic comedy by Steven Dietz -- live on stage from Oct. 25 to Nov. 10, 2012.

Directed by Rohn Thomas

Assistant Director: Jerimie Newcomb

Weathervane Playhouse's production of "Shooting Star" is generously underwriten by the support of Margaret J. Dietz.

ABOUT THE PLAY

Snowed in overnight at a middle-America airport, college lovers Elena Carson and Reed McAllister have an unexpected and life-altering reunion. Elena has stayed true to her hippie-ish, counter-culture path, while Reed has gone predictably corporate and conservative. As the night gives way to laughter, banter, remembrance and alcohol, Elena and Reed revisit a past that holds more surprises than they imagined — and a present that neither of them could have predicted. Filled with laughter and ache, "Shooting Star" is a bittersweet romantic comedy about the middle days of our lives, and how we got there.

"Shooting Star" was originally commissioned and developed by the Denver Theatre Center Theatre Company, where it was presented as a staged reading at the 2008 Colorado New Play Summit. Its world-premiere production was at the Zach Theatre in Austin, Texas, in 2009. Akron-area audiences may recognize playwright Dietz, a prolific modern American playwright, from his play "Becky’s New Car" (which Actors’ Summit produced last year).

Warning: Due to adult language and situations, the play is recommended for mature audiences only.

THE CAST

LAURA STITT
Elena Carson

MICHAEL GAFFNEY
Reed McAllister

THE CREATIVE TEAM

ROHN THOMAS
Director

JERIMIE NEWCOMB
Assistant Director

MARYANNE COTTER
Stage Manager

JANIS HARCAR
Costume Designer

RYAN DURFEE
Lighting Designer

DAN "D.J." JANKURA
Sound Designer

ALAN SCOTT FERRALL
Scenic Designer
Properties Designer
Technical Director

KATHY KOHL
Asasistant Technical Director

For additional information, visit www.weathervaneplayhouse.com/shooting-star-2012-10-25

All photos in this Flickr set were shot by Scott Diese on Oct. 25, 2012.
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