April 7-25 2021
Directed by Cody Dull
Suze St. John
Susan, an eccentric sixty-year-old, decides to celebrate her birthday by repeating a journey to Australia she made with a group of friends when she was 20. This time, she’s travelling alone — carrying the same hopes and dreams, but with 40 years of extra baggage! Endlessly chatty, accident-prone and often looking like she’s been dragged through a hedge backwards, Susan is undoubtedly colorful. Her wit, charm, chaos and hint of sadness have given her a unique outlook on life — and make her an unforgettable character.
This unique comedy is performed by SIX different actresses playing the same part! A theatrical experience you will not want to miss!
Tickets are $28.00 Reserved Seating
Wednesday April 21 7:00pm
Thursday April 22 7:00pm
Friday April 23 7:00pm
Saturday April 24 7:00
Sunday April 25 2:00pm
Meet The Cast
Check out "Just The Ticket" promo video
Paula is delighted to be on the SLP stage with such funny, talented ladies all playing the same part. It’s been a wild ride! Her previous favorite roles include Julia Gibbs, “Our Town”, Bertha, “A Bloody Mary Christmas”, Stephanie, “You’ve Got Hate Mail”, and Candy Apples, “Drop Dead” [AriZoni Nom]. Paula is dedicating this show to Gwen, her best friend from childhood who literally was “Susan”. Paula still misses her eccentricity and the laughs she brought to everyone she met. Paula wishes to thank Cody, our director, whose vision created these unique performances and everyone who worked on this show.
Suze St. John-
Suze has been performing for over 50 years, most recently online as Mabel in A Bloody Mary Christmas for Space 55, and live/live-streamed in a Shakespeare in the Park event with the City of Goodyear/Seek First Entertainment. Other recent roles: Meg in A Lie of the Mind (Flagstaff Shakespeare Festival), Woman A in Three Tall Women (iTheatre Collaborative), and Mrs. Claus in The Truth About Santa Claus (BlkBoxPhx). Suze holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from the University of Arizona, and a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts from ASU West. She recently retired after 25 years teaching high school Performing Arts and currently finds joy as a Contra Dance Caller.
Cynthia has been a performer, radio producer and teaching artist for over 40 years. She appeared most recently as Lady Macbeth and Mistress Alice Ford (Glendale’s Shakespeare in the Park, seek first entertainment). Favorite local roles include Miss Andrew (Mary Poppins/Don Bluth’s Front Row Center); Heidi (Follies, TheaterWorks) and Fraulein Schneider (Cabaret/Theater Artists Studio.) Pre-pandemic, Cynthia hosted a weekly children’s book show, kidsspace, for Sun Sounds of Arizona, and currently records The Arizona Republic local sports/opinions remotely. Her vocals are included in a segment of Judy Bartelstone’s “Coping,” profiling a local Holocaust survivor and now archived at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. She is a Kennedy Center teaching artist, training K-6 classroom teachers to incorporate music and drama in their lessons. Cynthia was a company actress with InterAct Story Theater (MD); her Washington, DC, professional credits include Business English for China, a series for Voice of America. In Anchorage, AK, she co-founded Arioso, an ensemble for solo voice and instruments, and taught faculty voice. Her most recent outdoor adventure was summiting Africa’s highest peak, Mt. Kilimanjaro, in February 2020. Cynthia holds a Master’s in Opera Performance from the University of MD College Park.
Mary is just a gal who kahn’t say no – oh sorry, wrong era, wrong accent. At any rate – this lifelong curse of being from the “sure can” school has lead her to have varied theatrical experiences. She has written and directed for the developmentally disabled, been a member of competitive improv teams, did street theatre (not what you think, Buster, I’m a good girl) at festivals and corporate functions, wrote and produced English as a Foreign Language training films in Jakarta, dubbed cartoons in English, been in regional commercials and trod the boards here and there. She loves the 24 hour festivals and has partaken as actor and director in some 10 of them – a bit addicted, you might say, Last fall, she received her 5 year pin as a member of the Lonesome Valley Company of the Arizona Rangers; the few but proud, then and now. She hopes you have twice the fun she is having with this show, which means she is having only half the fun.
Cindy is happy to back on stage after almost 2 years! While she hasn't been physically on stage, she has been busy with virtual livestream theatre. Cindy was last seen with Stage Left Productions in Things My Mother Taught Me, Steel Magnolias, and Play On! She has performed with other theatre companies with shows such as Arsenic & Old Lace, 12 Angry Jurors, Mom's Gift, The Dinner Party and many more.
Susan is so excited that Stage Left is producing live theater again! She is thrilled to be sharing the stage (kind of) with some really funny ladies. Susan’s last appearance at Stage Left was as Libby Ruth in “Always A Bridesmaid”. Some of her favorite roles at Stage Left have been Dolly in ‘Kitchen Witches”, Phyllis in “Play On” and Big Mama in “Cat On A Hot Roof”. She has also appeared elsewhere in “Steel Magnolias” (Oiuser), “A Bad Year For Tomatoes” (Myra), “Lend Me A Tenor” (Maria), “Leading Ladies” (Meg) and “Dixie Swim Club” (Lexie). After retiring from IBM, Susan became a fitness instructor. She teaches Yoga, Muscle Conditioning and Dance Aerobics. Thank you, again, Cody for giving me the opportunity to have so much fun on stage.