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The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party

by Harold Pinter

Dark Comedy

A staged reading

One performance only: Saturday July 1, 2017  8:00 pm

Directed by Sam Burke
Produced by Leo Salerno

The Birthday Party is about Stanley Webber, an erstwhile piano player who lives in a rundown boarding house run by Meg and Petey Boles in an English seaside town. Two sinister strangers, Goldberg and McCann, who arrive supposedly on his birthday and who appear to have come looking for him, turn Stanley's apparently innocuous birthday party organized by Meg into a nightmare.

All tickets are $6.00.

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
Cast
Petey- Ray Zacek
Meg- Mary Kay Cyrus
Stanley- Craig Ruska
Lulu- Susan Belliveau
Goldberg- Greg Thompson
McCann- Lance Rumowicz
 

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The School for Lies

The School for Lies
Directed by Susan Demers
Produced by John Kobasic
 
Performance dates are July 21 - 23, Friday and Saturday at 8 pm, Sunday at 2 pm.
All tickets are $15.
 
From David Ives, the brilliant author of All in the Timing, comes a farce set in Paris of 1666. This unlikely story revolves around Celimene, an attractive young window so known for her satire that she's being sued for it. Living off of the favors of shallow suitors no match for her mind or sharp tongue, Celimene has until now evaded love. That changes with the arrival of Frank, a traveler from England whose clever wit and repartee seems to be a match for her own. 
 
This very clever farce is written in contemporary couplets (some of which morph into rap) and is based on Molière's The Misanthrope. Just how much "truth" or plain speaking can any of us stand -- can society stand?
 

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