This November, the Lost Pines Theatre Guild will present the romantic comedy play "Love and Vinyl" at Astro Record Store on Main Street.

Exploring the challenges of love, loneliness and friendship, the play offers audiences the chance to be a “fly on the wall” to the characters’ relationships and conversation, play producer Christine Long said. Each performance is limited to 25 audience members, ensuring an up-close and intimate experience.

“Because the play is in real time, and because it’s immersive, you're really just watching all of it unfold in front of you,” Long said.

How it started

A prolific playwright from Maryland, Bob Bartlett is known for writing site-specific plays. Bartlett’s previous works have taken place in a laundromat and the middle of the woods. A regular at Astro Records, Long said that after learning about the play, she decided the store was the perfect backdrop.

“I just think that all of the characters are so charming and that you can identify yourself in all of them,” Long said. “The challenges that they're having are all challenges that all of us have.”

After its premiere in Annapolis, planning for the Bastrop show began in the summer, boasting a cast of Central Texas actors.

“It's a really, really good night especially for a date night or out with friends to go have some dinner, catch the play, and then go out and grab a cocktail or coffee and dessert and talk about what you saw,” Long said.

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Over three weeks of rehearsals, the actors perfected their performances using a replica of the Astro Record Store made out of chairs and tables at the Kerr Community Center.

“It was really good to be in the real world at the record shop and see everything just unfold there,” Long said. “The actors adapted beautifully.”
  • Thursday-Saturday Nov. 2-18, doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
  • $10 admission
  • 910 Main St., Bastrop