Theatre: The Toilet Paper Caper

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Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Sunday, October 25, 2020 - 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Toilet Paper Caper Dates:
  • Oct 15 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct 16 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct 17 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct 18 - 2:30 p.m.
  • Oct 23 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct 24 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Oct 25 - 2:30 p.m.

During the last pandemic, in 1919, The melodrama Believe Me, Xantippe was performed at Carroll College. We read this play as part of our 100th anniversary play reading series last November. When it became obvious that producing a musical was not a good idea this fall, we went back to that script and decided to adapt it for a modern audience with a modern twist and more female characters. Stephen Alan Seder and Nicole Lauren have created this new comedy from the bones of the original.

The Toilet Paper Caper: A Pandemic Melodrama tells the story of an elaborate prank. After a string of senseless burglaries overrun his neighborhood, a hot-headed rich bachelor, George MacFarland, ignorantly bets his friends he can evade arrest for an entire year upon committing a criminal act. His friends take the bet and George is skirted away across the United States on a whirlwind adventure full of life-or-death poker games, explosions, evil villains, uproarious sheriffs, and damsels in distress. This sensational tale, set within a global pandemic, is modeled after the stylizations of turn-of-the-century-melodrama and vaudevillian theatre. While having interactive moments with viewers on site, this production will be broadcast live for those isolated at home and will be sure to delight audiences. Tune in for a classic shoot em’ up western comedy, set in viral times, with many twists and turns. Directed by Amber Barnes.

TP Caper Tickets

Carroll Campus
Campus Center
Flex Theatre