April 22, 2014
Pump Boys and Dinettes
This musical was performed at the Triad Stage in Greensboro,NC. Starting April 6th-May4th. Directed by Bryan Conger. The setting of this play was at a gas station/ diner where 4 auto handy men worked along with 2 dinette ladies. They sing about their lives at the Double Cupp Diner and Pump Boys Auto Shop and the lives they wish they could have. These country characters feature roles that audience members can relate to which makes this play so interesting. Pump Boys and Dinettes was set at a little country diner and auto service station off of Highway 57 in North Carolina. Where these enthusiastic characters bring life into the small diner, singing and dancing and carrying on about their lives in NC and where they would like to go. They sing about their loves, their childhood, their vacation dreams and more! The performers were lively and used the stage to their advantage; jumping on tables and the diner bar top. Singing off key but it was entertaining and caught your attention to the scene. There was only one setting; the station and diner, but they created places with their imagination and made you feel like you were on the journey with them. The lighting was all right, since they were on the ground it was rather annoying to try to watch the actors walk around with the light on them and then shining in your eyes. The music was well done for each scene, all folk country music but when the scene changed you knew what they were making the audience feel like; happy, sad, excited! They used live instruments, which added to the enjoyment of the show. Watching actors actually put extra talent other then themselves is amazing! The actors played their part but also before the show started and when intermission was coming to an end they came out to stage early and talked with audience while still in character so people felt more comfortable and wanting to watch the rest of the...
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