To the young people of Ellington the Supermarket was many different things. Another home, a place they'd known as long as they can remember. A one-of-a-kind place to work, build friendships and have as much fun as possible without getting caught. The heart of their town, a farming community with more cows than people and the last outpost for Rockwell's America. But this summer Ellington, the Supermarket, and the young people who cared for it the most will grow up. A modern day Capraesque tale about growing into adulthood in small town USA, 'The Supermarket' is a story of laughter, love, old rivalries, coming home for the summer, barely functional cars, small triumphs and tragic loss, late-night lawbreaking, fearing the future, food fights, standing together, and finding your place in the world. Written by
This summer watch small town America grow up
Did You Know?
Before being cast as the characters they eventually played, many actors were intended for other parts. Carolyne Burgess
played a shopper extra in several scenes, and Bob Ondek
was intended for the part Kristen Savage
eventually played. Randy Paradis
was simply going to cameo as the Legal Representative From S-Mart Corporation, as he was also busy in a local production of Macbeth at the time. See more
What they don't realize is how many people are going to be forced to work at S-Mart for shitty pay, and no hope for improvement. I mean, these service jobs that we have, we're the new working class, people don't work in factories or mills anymore, it's the people behind registers or stocking shelves. Only with all these huge chains moving in everywhere, there's no chance for unionization, no hope for better wages. And if these companies take over all over the country, we're gonna have an entire...
Every supporting character's name is followed by a parenthetical note of their department within the Supermarket. Following Tom Schall's credit as "Hobo" is the department tag of "(United Bums Local 501)." See more
Spoofs The Killer
Written by Ethan Amarant
Performed by Ethan Amarant
and Lee "Rasta Shoes" Mathre See more