Songs by The Half Brothers
Additional text by Keri Healey
Directed by Scotto Moore

Fri-Sat at 11pm, Aug 9-30
$10 general / $5 student
PWYC Industry Night: Monday, Aug 19 at 8pm

Neo-bluegrass trio The Half Brothers (Rick Miller, John Ackermann, and David Nixon) step through the black-and-white TV screen into an era of lively music and helpful cooking hints, when corporate sponsorship promised shiny perfection. Troy Mink takes over the kitchen as Grandma Half, while Tim Moore lends his mellifluous baritone to friendly announcements of Half Brothers Brand products that could help you more than you know — or want. Guitar, mandolin, banjo, and golden three-part harmonies help the medicine go down. Drink up. It’s good for you. The television says so.

“The Half Brothers have written clever songs and the accompanying comedy bits written by Keri Healey are equally sharp and sassy. The performances are top notch with Tim Moore as the smooth talking announcer (and, mean harmonica player) and Troy Mink doing his usual outstanding job as one of his patented flustered/exasperated Southern grannies….Even if you’re not a huge fan of bluegrass music, the funny charms of ‘The Half Brothers Brand Old-Time Variety Show’ and the expert performances by all involved, make for a highly recommended night of music and comedy. It’s one of those shows where you’ll find yourself clapping along to the tunes, with a big, dumb grin on your face because you’re having a helluva good time.” — Seattle Gay Scene

“Sharp, mournful, Chaplin-esque comedy…” — The Stranger

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CAST
Rick Miller, John Ackermann, and David Nixon The Half Brothers
Tim Moore Tommy
Troy Mink Grandma Half

CREW
Songwriters The Half Brothers
Additional Text Keri Healey
Director Scotto Moore
Stage Manager Alex Wren
Production Manager Catherine Blake Smith
Light Designer Carolina Johnson
Prop Designer Robin Macartney
Costume Designer Samantha Armitage
Scenic Painter Susannah Anderson