...written by Chad Patterson (former Lansing-ite and Theatre Guy Extraordinaire). Acting Up has been entertaining audiences for years with their high energy interactive theatrical shows at Michigan libraries! This is a fun, 2-man show, with playwright Chad playing multiple roles.
2pm TODAY, June 27 at the Lansing Downtown Library branch.
August 2 they will be in South Lansing and Haslett
Do you have a big project? A Little Project? Or just something in between? Well, Oh Brother Builders has got you covered. Well at least one of them does anyway. Billy Builder has done nothing his whole life but prepare, design and build things for his company. He started out with Legos moved onto Minecraft and now is trying his hand at the real thing, actually building real life things for real life customers. Buddy on the other hand is more of a bumbler than a builder he spends most of his time folding blueprints into paper airplanes, catching Poke-mon on the worksites and doesn't plan for anything except his next fun adventure. Billy wants Buddy to take things more seriously and Buddy thinks that Billy would enjoy projects more if he learned to have fun.
The Brothers are given a rush order by the pickiest man in town Mr. Finicky; not only is that his name but it also describes him. He has just gotten and new Bird book from the Library and wishes to have two birdhouses built so that he can attract all of the birds in his book, but he wants these birdhouses right away. So the pressure of this impossible deadline and the fact that Billy is serious and Buddy just messes around nearly destroys their brotherly relationship.
If that was not bad enough there is a slimy bad guy builder named "Jack Hammer" who is competing with the brothers for business and he catches wind of the rush order and attempts to steal their customer. The brothers must learn to work together, get along and find each other's strengths to finish the project for Mr.Finicky and to keep the evil "Jack Hammer" away from their customers and their plans. Billy learns about relaxing and having fun from Buddy and Buddy learns about having a plan and how hard work pays off from Billy; in the end the both of them learn great lessons and find that HARD WORK, TEAMWORK and FUN will help BUILD A BETTER WORLD!