Jack O'Hara and Tim Brickley have created a spoof of an homage to the Indianapolis 500 and Gilbert & Sullivan in The Zippers of Zoomerville, or 200 Laps and a Lass: a mini-mockeretta
, which will be given its world premiere in the Frank & Katrina Basile Theatre at the Phoenix Theatre May 7-June 6.
O'Hara is a Nashville, Ind., based writer, musician, comedian, actor and director. He wrote for and performed with his brother Patrick and Gayle Steigerwald in The Nebulous Players, "a purported comedy troupe"; has written a trio of Phoenix holiday shows; and did a bit of acting. Brickley is an Indianapolis composer-producer-performer -- a singer, multi-instrumentalist and recording studio owner/engineer who can be heard playing around town. Since 1986, he has had a creative association with the Phoenix Theatre as composer (Accidental Death Of An Anarchist, Centaurs, This Is Our Youth, Savant, End Days
) and music director/producer (Three Penny Opera, Hair, Bat Boy: The Musical , Urinetown: The Musical
O'Hara says The Zippers of Zoomerville
"fancifully celebrates and gently spoofs the Circle City's love affair with the Indianapolis 500." Performances are Wednesdays-Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25, $15 for those 24 and under. All Thursdays are CheapSeats nights: All tickets are just $15. To purchase tickets: 317.635.PLAY or www.phoenixtheatre.org. The Phoenix is located at 749 N. Park Ave.