The Books of the Boble

Culling from his two plays, What’s That Buzz, and Cocaine Faggot, Bob Laine and Indie Theater stars Clara Francesca and Sarah K. Lippmann share 7 stories that will not be about Pot. Paying homage to his storytelling heroes William S. Burroughs, Charles Bukowski and Spaulding Gray, Bob Laine’s stories are told with humor and humanity, populated with people searching for the answer to the question, how much does it take for me to get by?


Bob Laine  (playwright and performer) Bob Laine is a poet, playwright and actor.He was a long term member of the award winning Inverse Theater Company where he performed in over 20 Kirk Wood Bromley’s original verse plays. He has been acting at The Brick for over a decade most recently in Ian Hill’s production of Brian Parks play The Golfer which received 7 Independent Theater Award nominations.   He can also be seen monthly at the Brick in Roger Nasser’s soap opera It’s Getting Tired Mildred. He has been performing his original work since 1991 in Chicago and New York. His play What’s That Buzz? and Cocaine Faggot can be purchased on Martin Denton’s wonderful play resource:  


Clara Francesca (performer) Is overjoyed to be part of The Boble Books! A screen and stage actor Clara trained in Italy, Australia, UK and USA. Clara arrived to NYC for SITI Company’s Inaugural Conservatory, now a proud Phoenix Theatre Artistic Associate & GF&CO Associate Member, recently collaborating with SITI Con Peers on Chekhov Vaudevillettes. Selected Credits: Ophelia in Hamlet, Beatrice in Benni-Peluso’s Le Beatrice, Lady M in MacBeth, Gladys in Skin Of Our Teeth, Yelena in Uncle Vanya, Nurse for Forkais’ O.Rex, Cubism in Mee & Bear’s A Very Serious Banquet, Mia-Rose for Penang International Arts Festival Hi It’s Me, Claudia for Italian Musical Spectacular Spettacolo, Robyn award-winning film Johnny Ghost, Jenny Marx in SaraSolo Festival Mrs. Marx  /   


Sarah K. Lippmann (performer)  originated the role of "Dancing Joint" in a different incarnation of Bob's show at NADA, in what feels like a lifetime ago. She performed most recently in Hamlet as part of the Shakespeare in the Theater Festival at The Brick. Select past credits: The Butter and Egg Man (Retro Productions); The Listeners and Why We Left Brooklyn by Matthew Freeman;  Billboard (59E59); Isn't It Romantic (Schoolhouse Th.); Tartuffe (Tribeca Playhouse); Stage Door (HERE); Conquest of the Universe (Ohio Th.); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Princeton Rep.); Romeo & Juliet and Twelfth Night (Carolinian Shakes); Love’s Labor’s Lost  (NADA); The Tingler (Soho Rep.); Mother (Mabou Mines). A  founding member of Inverse Th., she originated roles in On The Origin of DarwinMidnight Brainwash Revival and The Death of Griffin Hunter.  BFA - NYU/Tisch, MS - Pratt. 


Timothy McCown Reynolds (director) Has directed The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, The American Revolution by Kirk Wood Bromley, Making Mrs Marx by Clara Francesca, and The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by Christopher Marlowe.



Justin Plowman (technical director) is the Director of Development for the Dysfunctional Theatre Company and has done lots and lots of stuff with lots and lots of fun people over the years. Bob Laine is a nice man and you should applaud him loudly.


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