This show is the first in the 2016 theatre series, under the direction of Interim Artistic Director Andrew Bradford Benson, "I have not laughed this much in a long time. Working on this show and discovering these characters with Chloe leaves my stomach hurting from all the fun we're having. Every day Chloe finds new ways to make me laugh."
Chloe plays Sam Peliczowski, an out-of-work actor who mans the reservation line at Manhattan’s number one restaurant while struggling to jumpstart her career and fulfill family obligations. Stopping at nothing to land a reservation, Sam deals with callers who resort to coercion, threats, bribes, and histrionics. A graduate of The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, Chloe Armao performed in Crazy For You and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Festival in 2013. Last year she performed as Abigail in The Crucible at the Guthrie Theatre. She’s thrilled to return to the Festival stage, “I’m grateful to the community of St. Croix for the opportunity to tackle such an exciting and challenging show. I’ve had a blast creating all of these characters to share with you, and I hope that you enjoy!”
Fully Committed is a great way to bring some laughter into the darker winter months, “It is so much fun to watch Chloe transform into forty completely different characters over the course of an hour and a half,” said Elizabeth Albers, who has been the stage manager throughout the rehearsal process, “Her knack for accents and eccentric characters is so impressive. The show is an absolute riot!”
This show is the first chance for audiences to see Festival Theatre’s new Franklin Square Black Box in action. With the City of St. Croix Falls planning renovations on the Civic Auditorium in 2016, Festival is taking shows to new locations throughout the St. Croix Valley, with Ole and Lena Win a Cruise playing at the Scandia Community Center February 20th and 21st.