Artistic director, Mary Claire Branton, returned to America in May of 2016 after overseeing extracurricular drama programs at two international schools in Wuxi, China. Upon her return, Charlie’s Port partnered with The Oak (www.oaktheatre.com), an exciting new theatre company in Atlanta started by actress Sherrie Peterson. The Oak presented Jim Davies’ Cookiecrumble Cookie Toss in March of 2017. Charlie’s Port hopes to remount the parody in theatre festivals and is developing a children’s stand-up comedy series with The Oak Theatre.
“Fortunately, ‘focus’ sounds like something Branton has in abundance as she strives to teach a new generation of young actors how to have revelations on stage.”
Curt Holman, Creative Loafing
Cookiecrumble Cookie Toss
By: Jim Davies
Charlie’s Port commissioned this parody of David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross. We have staged several workshop readings in Atlanta. The brilliant mind of Jim Davies brings us a hysterical ride into the throes of capitalism as little girls duke it out over Girl Scout Cookie sales and which girl can actually move product. It’s all about the leads.
As globalism rises, the relevant question is… what monster will overpower planet earth? The answer is either Socialism or Capitalism, or perhaps a forced fusion in a fascist or communist flavor. Thus it is proper form to celebrate microeconomics with smaller shadows of Mamet’s iconic characters.
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