[Artspace] at Untitled is happy to present Alcoholidays, a comedic stage play directed by Tim Berg, following married couple Meg and Jacob as they make their way through the usual list of obligatory holiday parties. From co-workers, to families, to old friends, their only goal is to make the most of every difficult situation. But when forced into corners to discuss physical ailments and hilarious family drama, there’s only one thing to do: drink! With Christmas sweaters and holiday spirits, these parties go from unbearable to unforgettable in one guzzle.
This side-splitting comedy was written by married couple, writing team, and native Oklahomans Ted Satterfield and Melanie Wilderman. Melanie is currently an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oklahoma and won the 2013 best short screenplay award at the deadCENTER Film Festival. Ted won that exact screenwriting award at deadCENTER in 2012, as well as two screenwriting awards at the Bare Bones Film Festival. Alcoholidays had its world premiere in 2013, produced and developed by Next Stage, a local theatre group dedicated to fostering new works from local writers.
Alcoholidays will be performed at [Artspace] December 8-10th & 14-16th, with the final matinee performance Sunday, December 17th. Doors will open 1 hour before show begins. Each show includes two acts with an intermission. Purchase tickets below or by calling 405-815-9995. [Artspace] does not provide physical tickets for these performances--after check-out your name will be put on a list that will be checked at the door. Seating is first come, first serve.
Performances include strong language and adult situations, recommended to viewers ages 18 and up.
Heidi Wallace Leftwich
About the Director:
Timothy Berg hails from Tulsa where he received many accolades from Tulsa Community College as the top actor for 2000-2002 starring in God's Favorite and The Grapes of Wrath as well as working with Theatre Tulsa's A Christmas Carol for 3 years. He has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre performance/education from University of Central Oklahoma where he performed in Agamemnon and His Daughters, 2 Gentlemen of Verona, Shakespeare's R&J and A Doll's House. For the Broncho Theatre's one act festival his direction of The Yellow Boat won Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director and Best Show. Tim also performed with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park as Rosencrantz. Also assisted directed Richard III. While performing with The Pollard Theatre, he appeared in Fiddler on the Roof and Les Cages Aux Folles as well as A Territorial Christmas Carol.. His latest work was with Reduxion Theatre where he served on the Board of Directors as Vice-President as well as starring and directing in multiple shows.He starred as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing to critics' acclaim as well as... in Sense and Sensibility. He directed The Grand Guignol-A Night of Horror in which he staged 7 mini plays in the round and went on to be the most successful grossing show of his career so far. The last two shows he directed were with The Stage Door theatre. Both won Best Director and The Wrong Window won Best Show of the Year.