LAST MAN CLUB
June 5-28, 2019
Axis Company - 20th Anniversary Season!
The Dust Bowl: 1930-1939
The Great American Desert of the Texas and Oklahoma plains was an unimaginably blank landscape. Destroyed by the greed of wheat farmers who plowed under the bluestem and buffalo grass that held the dirt in place, the plains blew up into the air in dust storms that packed enough static electricity to power the city of New York. Ten years of drought marked by short rains black with soil made people believe they were truly witnessing the end of the world.
Last Man Club is about one of the desolate families who stayed. With no one else around for a hundred miles, Major's busted family live in a one room dugout as he tries to reconcile himself to the fact that his own kin has taken the money and run. Out of the biggest storm in the history of the Dust Bowl--200 miles wide, 15,000 feet high--come two desperate men promising a way out....
“...(an) atmospheric, expertly structured one-act drama...the Dust Bowl illusion is masterly...(a) story of deception, despair and some surprising aspects of persistent hope.”
— New York Times (2013)
Featuring: Spencer Aste, Brian Barnhart, George Demas, Britt Genelin, Jon McCormick, Lynn Mancinelli
Writer/Director: Randy Sharp
Production Stage Manager: Erik Savage
Asst. Stage Manager: Laurie Kilmartin
Lighting Designer: David Zeffren
Asst. Lighting Designer: Amy Harper
Set Designer: Chad Yarborough
Costume Designer: Karl Ruckdeschel
Asst. Costume Designer: Jess Gersz
Properties Designer: Lynn Mancinelli
Composer/Sound Designer: Paul Carbonara
Video Shot & Edited by Nicholas Guldner/Mad Hatter Media