Two Drink Minimum
Written by William Balzer
Directed by Scott Warren
A world premiere comedy about families and the phone lines that bind them.
A life-long journey between a boy and his mother through four stages of her life: the Great Depression, World War II, before her son got married and after her son got married. As he endures poignant, and often comical, growing pains, a boy becomes a man and his mother must learn to grow with her son and his family.
Our affordable Saturday matinees range from $15 - $22!
"It’s an accomplished play, and it’s actually a great match for Atlanta audiences: tender, funny, nostalgic, plain-spoken, and charming." - Andrew Alexander, ArtsATL
"Not only does Two Drink Minimum stir the soul, the show creatively takes said soul on an emotional journey that rewards with both laughter and tears. [Two Drink Minimum reminds] us that while our families are often messy, and are rarely perfect, they are ours." - Matt Tamanini, Atlanta Theatre Fans
Talkbacks are roughly 30 minute post-show discussions, inviting the audience to stay and learn from a panel of guests.
11/1: Featuring Dr. Elisabeth Burgess (Director of the Gerontology Institute of GSU), Dr. Candace Kemp (Assistant Professor at the Gerontology Institute of GSU) and playwright Bill Balzer
11/9: Featuring the Cast of Two Drink Minimum and playwright Bill Balzer, moderated by Tom Key
Make an evening of it with a 3-course dinner at Alma Cocina before or after the show for only $25 per person! LEARN MORE.
Playwright: Bill Balzer
Director: Scott Warren
Set Designer: James Maloof
Lighting Designer: Ben Tilley
Costume Designer: John Hardy
Sound Designer: Jonathan Summers
Puppet Designer and Builder: Michael Haverty
Co-Puppet Designer and Builder: Scottie Rowell
Stage Managers: Wendy Palmer*, Karen S. Martin*
*Member of Actors' Equity, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
Season art by Kyle Webster - kylewebster.com.
|William S. Murphey*|
|Susan Shalhoub Larkin*|
"On Stage with Larry Larson" - Susan Larkin & Bill Murphey @ WMLB 1690
Actors Susan Shalhoub Larkin and William Murphey discuss "Two Drink Minimum" with Larry Larson. "Mother knows best" indeed!
Behind the Scenes with Susan Shalhoub Larkin
Susan discusses the intimidating role of Mary B., her own family, and whether there's a "Mary B." in her life.
Behind the Scenes with William S. Murphey
Actor Bill Murphey discusses playing Balzer Theater namesake Bill Balzer.
Behind the Scenes with Matt Myers
Actor Matt Myers discusses his kaleidoscope of roles in "Two Drink Minimum" and what it's like having access to the playwright.