Chip and Gus

By John Ahlin & Christopher Patrick Mullen
October 29 - November 1
EDITH KUTZ THEATER of the Lackland Center

"Baltimore’s Centerstage premiered ChipandGus earlier this year. Without any formal advertising, the crowds went from a smattering to standing-room-only in four days, almost entirely by word-of-mouth" -

Two colleagues meet for their monthly ping pong game, in the back of a nondescript bar in a nondescript college town. But this meeting is different. Tonight, to the real-time patter of paddles, buried secrets get uncovered, and the two realize that their lives are more entwined than they ever imagined.

ChipandGus is a production of Fat Knight Theatre, a New York based not-for-profit company dedicated to creating, discovering and rediscovering the great characters in drama, history, literature and modern mythology.  As Neil Simon says; ‘Plays are about People’ and Fat Knight focuses on breathing life into the larger-than-life characters that inspire the potential in each of us.  Jean Tafler -  Managing Director, John Ahlin - Artistic Director; Charlotte Ahlin - Associate Artistic Director.


Christopher Patrick Mullen “CPM” is a graduate of DeSales University and a member of the company of resident artists comprising People’s Light. Credits include: West Side Story (1st National Tour); The Runner Stumbles (Off-Broadway revival); The Whaleship Essex (Vineyard Playhouse); When You Comin Back, Red Ryder? (Retro Productions); Metamorphoses, A Little Night Music, Candide, Assassins, Macbeth, and The Stinky Cheeseman (Arden Theatre Co); 26 productions with The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival including Pericles, Henry VIII, Dracula: The Journal of Jonathan Harker, Charley’s Aunt, Hamlet, The Glass Menagerie, Twelfth Night, As You Like It, and Macbeth; Amadeus (Hedgerow Theatre); The Pavilion (Chester Theatre Co); The Compleat Wrks of Wllm Shkspr (abridged), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew (Orlando Shakespeare Theatre). People╩╝s Light credits include: The Winter’s Tale, Mr Hart & Mr Brown, The Emperor’s New Clothes, Gossamer, King Lear, Twelfth Night, Splittin The Raft, The Crucible, The Miser, Sleeping Beauty, Julius Caesar, The Tempest, and The Wind In The Willows. Guest appearances on Law & Order.


John Ahlin’s acting credits on Broadway include; Waiting for Godot, Journey’s End (2007 Tony Award Best Revival), The Lieutenant of Inishmore, Voices in the Dark, One Mo’ Time, Whoopee! and Macbeth. Off-Broadway John portrayed Orson Welles in Orson’s Shadow.  Regional credits: The Kennedy Center, LaJolla Playhouse, Centerstage, St. Louis Rep, Cincinnati Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Old Globe Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Studio Arena, McCarter Theatre, Syracuse Stage, George Street Playhouse and Goodspeed.  TV credits include Law & Order: SVU, Late Night with David Letterman, Third Watch, The Education of Max Bickford and the Coen Brothers’ movie Inside Llewyn Davis. As a playwright, John has had his award-winning Off-Broadway play Gray Area, receive highly acclaimed productions in Los Angeles, Atlanta and New York, and several other plays have been produced around the country.  John has 3 new plays in the docket: My Witch: The Margaret Hamilton Stories, Howe and Hummel and Mama Sapiens, a play about the mother of us all.



Performance Times:
Thurs. 7:30pm; Fri. & Sat. 8:00pm; Sun. 2:00pm
KUTZ THEATER of the Lackland Center

Ticket Pricing

Adult Children -12
Matinee/Friday $22.50 $15.00
Satuday $25.00 $15.00


*Thursday Family Night:  $22.50 ALL SEATS (2 for 1 Rush Ticket Special when purchased at door 2 hours prior)