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Hamburgers and Disappointment Sweetback Productions

 Starts  May 2   7.30PM  
Labyrinth Arts  

Elevator Tours • Coming Soon

There is a $10 suggested donation for Elevator Tours: The Illustrated Audio Play by Barrie Cole featuring Carolyn Hoerdemann and Colm O' Reilly. Illustrations by Jules Darling. Recorded and Edited by Paul Brennan. The final play will be ready to view and sent to your email by May 1st, 2024. Press the pay button above to purchase. Your purchase will offset the substantial cost of producing 5 plays. If you cannot afford the $10, please send an email to  and it will be sent to you free of charge.

Dororthy Mae • Coming Soon

2 Nights • July 13th & 14th

It's Back By Popular Demand

Dorothy Mae and her 1978 Holiday Rambler Ramblette 

Hamburgers and Disappointment Sweetback Productions

About Our Play

5 short 2 character plays that explore relationships in all their beautiful and twisting forms. Two shows per night. Thursdays and Saturdays feature Julia Williams and Kristy Lockhart in Fruit Tree Backpack where Ceil and Anna traverse the various rooms inside the exhausting, sweet, metaphorical mansion of love paired with I Love You Permanently with Vicki Walden and Jeffrey Bivens. Jay wants to be with Lee, but is unable to leave his abusive relationship. They meet one last time and try to find out if it is possible to have an entire relationship in the span of one cold night.

Fridays and Sundays start with Capacity with Kelly Anchors and KellyAnn Corcoran, A World Premiere that explores a thorny relationship between a friendship between a playwright and an actor who were both, at different times, married to the same man. Followed by Meaning is Tricky, with David Isaacson and  Diana Slickman. Roommates and former lovers Mark and Clare navigate Clare’s burgeoning relationship with TV-obsessed man in an open marriage whose wife operates a flower kiosk. 

Coming Soon! Elevator Tours: A special audio play with animation featuring original cast members Carolyn Hoerdemann and Colm O’Reilly. Ruth has just moved into a new apartment when her recently divorced friend Will, comes to stay with her. They discuss life as a spectacle, art, and sex.

Labyrinth Arts 3658 N. Pulaski



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Sweetback Productions

Kelly Anchors & Mike McKune 

Sweetback Productions was founded in 1994 by Kelly Anchors and Mike McKune. Their first play was an adaptation of The Queen of Spades from Jeanette Winterson’s novel, The Passion. They continued with a string of hit late-night parodies of cult films that includes: Plan 9 From Outer Space, Female Trouble, Super Pussy Vixen, Go Faster! Kill! Scarrie! The Musical, The Birds and Freaks.


Sweetback now focuses on more obscure and original works like Deep Fried and Suck My Nose, which featured Mike, Kelly, their son Max and Kelly’s mother, Mamaw, weaving storytelling while tap dancing and singing hymns.


Bipolar Bitch was a mystical ride into psychotic experiences and Dorothy Mae and the 1978 Holiday Rambler Ramblette was an outdoor extravaganza detailing Kelly’s roadtrip across the southwest during the Trump re-election season.


Last year, their son Max continued the tradition by directing and starring in Sam Shepard’s Tooth of Crime. Sweetback is beyond thrilled to be producing Hamburgers and Disappointment, a festival of Barrie Cole’s plays. Kelly was lucky enough to work with Barrie in Prop Theater’s 2013 production of Clumsy Sublime. 

Kelly Anchors & Mike McKune Sweetback Productions


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