The Good Doctor
ENCORE PERFORMANCE!
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After SOLD OUT runs in August & September The Company continues the DINNERBOX SERIES with an encore performance of a Broadway hit that will have you rolling in the aisles!  It tells the story of a man helplessly consumed by his love for writing.  His stories come to life as vignettes on the stage and provide the audience a rare and comedic glimpse into the mind of creative genius.   Directed by Jared Stephens.  

ONE NIGHT ONLY!


 
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 (Jared Stephens, Benji Regan & Damian Gillen, From The Sneeze)

SA Express News Review: 'The Good Doctor'

By Deborah Martin

Neil Simon has written a lot of very funny plays; "The Good Doctor," currently getting a sold-out run courtesy of the Company Theatre, is more diverting than hilarious.

 

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 (Jared & Benji - Cletus pulls a tooth!)

The piece, a string of short scenes that play out as a writer (Jared Stephens, who also directed) cooks them up, is basically Simon's take on Chekhov. Stephens has transplanted half of the stories from Chekhov's Russia to England and the United States. The pieces work in the altered settings, though some of the text could probably bear a little more Americanizing: There's a reference to a wealthy prince commissioning a portrait of a great American beauty, for example, which doesn't quite work, and many of the Russian names have been retained.

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(Damian , Benji & Toni Stephens from The Sneeze)
 

Stephens and his cast do a pretty good job with the material. "The Sneeze," in which a low-level public servant (Damian Gillen) accidentally sneezes on his superior (Benji Regan) at the theater, is particularly well-done; Gillen does a terrific job of portraying a man who blows a minor incident completely out of proportion, and the recreation of the scene is really funny. (Side note: The lighting in the theater scene in nicely done.) Another high point is "The Seduction," in which a cad (Stephens) shares his technique for seducing married women. The man uses unwitting husbands to plant ideas in the women's heads; Heather Kelley plays his latest prey, and vividly captures her character's gradual softening toward him. Regan is strong, too, as the clueless husband.

 

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 (Jared & Benji from The Quiet War)

The evening's final scene, a debate between two old coots (Stephens and Regan) about the merits of various lunch options, is a lot of fun, too.

"The Good Doctor" plays through Saturday (Aug. 7) at Little Italy Restaurant;

FOR TICKETS:

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 (Jared Stephens as the Writer/narrator)

 

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 (Jared & Benji from The Drowned Man)

WHEN: OCT. 15th
(One night only!)

WHERE: The Big Apple Room at Little Italy
824 Afterglow
San Antonio, TX 78216

Dinner & show combo only $30 (in advance, $40 at the door)

To purchase Tickets, follow this LINK:  

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Or Call:
800-838-3006

 The Little Italy Dinnerbox menu includes: 

  • Baked Lasagna w/ Meat - Pasta Sheets layered with Italian seasoned ground beef, cheese & marinara sauce.
  • Baked Lasagna w/ Spinach - Fresh spinach sautee layered with pasta sheets, cheeses & marinara sauce.
  • Chicken Parmigiana – Hand breaded chicken breast fried then baked and topped with marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese.
  • Spaghetti with Meatballs – Homemade Italian seasoned ground beef Meatballs in tomato sauce over a bed of spaghetti.
  • PIZZA - A personal-sized Pizza with one topping

-Beer & wine available for purchase.
-Gratuity not included...Please tip your waitstaff.
-Don't feed the actors ...they might bite.

FOR RESERVATIONS: 800-838-3006

Please email your Dinnerbox menu selection immediately upon ordering your tickets: info@thecompanytheatre.org

FOR PRIVATE PARTIES, GROUP RATES, DINNER THEATRE AND CORPORATE EVENTS, PLEASE CONTACT OUR TOUR MANAGER AT: 210-646-4284