Old Town Actors Studio

427 N Main St Suite G, 208-478-6886

 The Lorenz Cycle

September 7, 8, 10, 14, and 15 AT 7:30PM



Old Town Actors Studio is proud to premier THE LORENZ CYCLE September 7, 8, 10, 14, and 15 at 7:30pm.  THE LORENZ CYCLE is a collection of plays written by Jodi VanDerHorn-Gibson.  VanDerHorn-Gibson hails from Inkom, Idaho and now resides in New York.  She is currently an Assistant Professor at CUNY/Queensborough Community College, an accomplished and avid playwright, and the playwright and director of the RHEMA Project.  Her works have been showcased at the New York Fringe Festival and her most recent play JOCIE AND THE OUT THERE is getting rave reviews in the New York Play Exchange. 

THE LORENZ CYCLE – A Collection of Short Plays is meant to represent a mathematical chaos theory known as the Lorenz Energy Cycle.   The Lorenz Energy Cycle describes the generation, conversion and dispension of energy. It is named after the meteorologist Edward N. Lorenz who worked on its mathematical formulation in the 1950s.   In THE LORENZE CYCLE, VanDerHorn-Gibson addresses the randomness of this chaos theory as well as potential and kinetic energies created by actions that directly influence future conditions, or change.  Each of the five stories are meant to be indicative of the main elements of chaos theory and include characters and themes to promote this theory. Even though the plays themselves seem disconnected whether through theme, story, or characters, they all relate through the very notion of chaos theory: all things are connected; and the seemingly randomness of events is rarely such. In the end, all of us are connected in one way or another.

The play will highlight the amazing talents of six local actors: Nicole Bissell, Jed Bradley, Melissa Bradley, Victoria Eldridge Bart Nawotniak, Bailey Robinson, and Brandon Stanger.  THE LORENZ CYCLE is directed by Jamie Romine-Gabardi. 


To get your chance to see the premier of this original work, call the OTAS box office at 478-6886.  Tickets are $12.00.  Doors will open at 7:00pm and the show will begin at 7:30pm. 

Call 208-478-6886 to make reservations.



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music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen, book by Hunter Bell

Jeff and Hunter, two self-confessed nobodies in New York, make a pact: They will write an original musical and submit it to a festival. The only catch? The deadline is in three weeks! They gather their two actress friends, Susan and Heidi, and their accompanist and music director, Larry, on the keys. With the full team assembled, Jeff and Hunter hit another roadblock-- what should they write about? Jeff and Hunter decide to follow the old adage, “write what you know,” and set off on a unique musical adventure: writing a musical about writing a musical. As the deadline looms, insecurities creep in and jealousies flare. Will the team succeed with their musical? Could it even win a Tony?! In this intelligent, playful, lovable new musical, the audience is treated to an inside look at the tough work of being a creative artist. Frequently hilarious, occasionally heartbreaking, and thoroughly inspiring, [title of show] is a love story celebrating individuality and creativity.

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