2008—The Family Caper: The Tank and Fool Me Once

Two One-Act Plays
Written by Rob Matsushita and Doug Reed

Directed by Deanna Reed


We performed locally-written plays again in 2008. Rob Matsushita’s The Family Caper: The Tank is a comedy, drama, and love story featuring an oddball cast of characters. It takes place one evening, in a crowded jail cell.

In the Tank, 2008

Fool Me Once, a comedy by Doug Reed, is set in small-town Stoughton, Wisconsin, in 1906. In that era, the Stoughton Opera House was a minor stop on the vaudeville circuit between the big Midwestern cities. The performers this night include The Regurgitator, The Magician and His Boy Wonder, a song and dance combo, comedians, and a fallen opera star. A flood in the dressing rooms forces the performers to squeeze into the tiny green room, with all the stacked and drying furniture. Clashes are inevitable.

Vaudeville in Stoughton, ca. 1906 (2008)

See the Dane101 review of our performance. (Archived copy here.)

Production Details

The Actor’s Factory production of
The Family Caper: The Tank and Fool Me Once
Directed by Deanna Reed
The Stoughton Opera House, 381 East Main Street, Stoughton, Wisconsin
April 18, 19, and 20, 2008

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