The Dover Road to open August 27
A couple plans a romantic escape to France. On their way, their car breaks down on the Dover road. They are forced to take refuge in a remote house owned by the mysterious Mr. Latimer. Over the course of a late supper, Mr. Latimer reveals that the breakdown may not have been as accidental as the couple thought.
The couple soon learns that there is another couple staying in the house. During the next few days, Mr. Latimer teaches the four "strangers" about love and life in this charming play by A. A. Milne, the author of "Winnie the Pooh."
A. A. Milne was a successful playwright in 1926, when his wife insisted he write the book that he was longing to write. That book was Winnie-the-Pooh. He followed it in 1926 with The House on Pooh Corner. If you find his children's book charming, you'll find The Dover Road to be just as charming.
Featured performers in The Dover Road include Bruce Bieszki, Drew Kallen, Cristin Phibbs, Mike Saxon, Tina Swope and Sean O'Connell.
The Dover Road plays Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 and Sunday afternoon at 3:00. Admission is $18.00 with discounts available. The Comedy Playhouse is located at 3620 N. 1st Ave. at the corner of 1st Avenue and Prince Road. Call 260-6442 for reservations.
Picture Credit: Bruce Bieszki and Cristin Phibbs Photo by Sean O'Connell
Marriage Margin Call closing August 22
This weekend is your last chance to see the romantic comedy Marriage Margin Call.
Margaret Bickerdyke has two daughters, Sadie and Avice. Sadie is a young widow whose husband was lost on a hunting expedition in Africa. She's aloof and bored and no longer interested in love. The problem is that she attracts men like flies and younger sister Avice never gets a second look. Money is starting to run low and Mama's stock portfolio isn't performing well.
It's Sadie's birthday and suitors are lining up. In the line, are a Captain, a Professor and a Stockbroker. Is romance in the air for Sadie, Margaret or Avice?
Sydney Grundy was an expert in dialogue. You'll find the snappy exchanges between Sadie and the Captain to be in the style of Noel Coward.
Marriage Margin Call plays Friday and Saturday night at 7:30 and Sunday at 3:00. Seats are filling fast, so make your reservations now. Admission is $18.00 with discounts available for seniors and students. Call 260-6442 for reservations.
Picture Credit: Frank Solis and Lois Lederman Photo by Bruce Bieszki
August Actor of the Month
Denise took some acting courses while studying at the University of Washington. Those courses inspired to take the full acting series offered by the Contemporary American Theater Company in Columbus, Ohio. During a stay in La Serena, Chile, she was one of the founding members of the International Acting Theater Company. You may have seen her around town in shows at Top Hat Comedy Club, Arid Rose Theater, Beowulf Alley, the Old Pueblo Playwrights festivals and Live Theater Workshop. Among her favorite roles are Ms. Hornblow in Warren Bodow's (How I got my) MFA, Hester Titheridge in Bruce Fisk's Strawberry Jam, and Natalia Stepanovna in Checkov's The Proposal.
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