By Steve Martin
Directed by Paul J. Potenza
Extended! Sep. 6 – Oct. 6, 2019
Tickets start at: $29.50
Preview Performances: Sep. 4 – 5 | Wed. – Thr. 8pm | Tickets start at: $18
Shimberg Playhouse, Straz Center for the Performing Arts
Creative Loafing Best of the Bay Nominated
What It’s About
Corky and Norm are excited to host Gerald and Laura at their home in the valley outside Los Angeles to watch a once-in-a-lifetime meteor shower. But as the stars come out and the conversation gets rolling, it becomes clear that Gerald and Laura might not be all that they appear to be. Over the course of a crazy, starlit dinner party, the wildly unexpected occurs. The couples begin to flirt and insanity reigns. Martin, using his trademark absurdist humor, bends the fluid nature of time and reality to create a surprising and unforgettably funny new play.
About The Playwright
Steve Martin began his career on “The Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour” (1967-1969), for which he earned his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing Achievement in Comedy, Variety or Music in 1969. In the mid-1970s, Mr. Martin shone as a stand-up on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.” Martin’s films are widely popular successes and are the kind of movies that are viewed again and again: The Jerk (1979), Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987), Roxanne (
Meteor Shower Teaser
A teaser for our production of Steve Martin’s Meteor Shower at the Straz Center Sep. 6 – 29.
Cast & Crew
- Paul Potenza – Director
- Brian Smallheer – Technical Director
- Vivian Rodriguez – Stage Manager
- Jordan Foote – Norm
- Amy E. Gray – Laura
- Jamie Jones – Gerald
- Jonelle M. Meyer – Corky
- Jo Averill-Snell – Lighting Designer
- Salem Brophy – Assistant Stage Manager
- Jeremy Douglass – Composer
- Stuart Fail – Assistant Director
- Chris Holcom – Special Effects Artist
- Brian Smallheer – Scenic Designer
- Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer
- Danielle Walsh – Assistant Stage Manager
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