An Evening of Drama
Friday, February 24 -- 7 p.m.
Oh, What a Tangled Web
Playwright: John R. Carroll
Description: One-act play, appropriate for all ages.
All Chris wants is the day off from her summer job and demanding boss! Her sister, Jan, steps in to offer an excuse, but fumbles for a moment and accidentally declares her sister dead! When friends come by to express their condolences, Chris and Jan's parents believe they are referring to the problem of their missing cat. Hilarious complications ensue as Jan tries to keep all the stories straight and keep herself out of trouble!
Playwright: Doug Cooney
Description: One-act play. Please note that this play includes adult language.
Thrilled to be cast in a current production of William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, Mustardseed buckles down to read the play and memorize her lines—all four of them! But she couldn't prepare for the backstage comedy that unfolds with the other three teenage girls cast as fairies. There's Moth, the seasoned ringleader; Cobweb, her wisecracking sidekick; and Peaseblossom, the boy-crazy pretty one. Ignoring Mustardseed's insistence that they should read the play, these fairies prefer to hang out in costume in the green room, playing cards, reading tabloids and gossiping about Bottom, Puck, Titania and other grown-up actors. As the run of Midsummer progresses, the action jumps between their comical antics backstage to well-rehearsed Shakespeare in the "forest outside Athens." Although they never buckle down to read the play, each character experiences a real-life coming-of-age moment in a young girl's journey through high school that is underscored and illuminated by the themes in Shakespeare's text.
Cost for tickets can be blue billed or by paying cash at the door.