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THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE

February 15 - March 9, 2014

A Comedy by CHARLES LUDLAM

Directed by

WENDY COHEN

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      Julie Scott -  Roxanne                   Brandan Greenwood - Chester             John Linn - Zachary          

      Vicki Montgomery - Mother Nurdiger       Joy Groves - Mrs. Muncie      Heather Anderson - the Piranhas            

It’s a jungle out there, all right.  In “The Artificial Jungle,” the sociopathic Roxanne schemes to bump off Chester Nurdiger, her pet-store owner husband.  Chester uses ventriloquism to sell a mute parrot to an unsuspecting cop, and the piranhas are forever rattling their aquarium. As if things weren't sleazy enough, a mysterious drifter named Zachary Slade responds to the help-wanted sign in the pet shop’s window and insinuates himself into this dysfunctional household. Roxanne develops a thing for Zachary, and they conspire to buy her husband a fat new life insurance policy.  The Artificial Jungle is a clever, engaging, and wonderfully ridiculous spoof of “Double Indemnity,” “The Postman Always Rings Twice,” and other film noir classics.

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