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Lucky Tonight

Deb and Reg reluctantly meet for a blind date and discuss the worst thing they've ever done, dying and going to Hell at community theater, and the ecstasy of collating paper.

  • Ami C. Trowell
  • Ami C. Trowell
    You Created Our Fate
  • M. K. Ching
    Beyond Expectations, Election Day
  • Ami C. Trowell
  • M. K. Ching
    Beyond Expectations, Election Day
  • Christa Woomer
    Key Cast
    Poor Girls
  • Patrick Kelly
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 6, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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    Digital 4K
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Director Biography - Ami C. Trowell

Ami C. Trowell is an improviser, actress, director, playwright, teacher and student. She has been performing with Roanoke’s professional improvisation troupe, Big Lick Conspiracy, for over a decade and directing for the last six years. She has produced and performed in several comedy podcasts including: Smells Like Humans, What Just Happened?, All Purpose Cleaner, Purposefully Derpy, and BP & Ami. She is also the co-star of the award winning improvised show, Mother and Son Skype Shesh. Ami received her BA in theatre from the College of Charleston and a MALS degree from Hollins University. Ami teaches improvisation and is a graduate student in Hollins MFA playwriting program. She is the Founder and Creative Director of Theatre3 and the Founder of Ursula’s Cafe (a pay what you can cafe and community arts venue in Roanoke). Most importantly, she is the proud mother of three smart, funny and amazing children.

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Director Statement

During the last few years, isolation and loneliness soared to new levels. Couples divorced. Families didn’t see each other except through screens. We all became disconnected.

“Lucky Tonight’s” stories pre-date The Pandemic. There is nostalgia, regret, and wistful longing for what could have been. But mostly, there is disconnectedness from the people we love the most.

Some stories came from me. Some from Mark. Some from friends and relations. We shot them during lockdowns—everyone off-camera masked and obscured. That was fitting. Because “Lucky Tonight” is about daring to connect, only connect, again after a long time in isolation. It is uncomfortable and awkward and necessary. But we needed a balm and a respite from the loneliness we impose on ourselves. We still do.