The Somerset Community College Readers Theatre Company invites everyone to join them on Friday, February 25, at 8:00 p.m. in Stoner Little Theatre on the Somerset Campus for their first production of 2011. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to attend.
The evening begins with THREE QUESTIONS by Maurice Martin. Franklin is desperate in his grief over his wifes death and is on the point of suicide when a phone call from a woman doing a survey for a dry cleaning association interrupts him. Brenda is a woman determined to get answers for her three survey questions and she uses every means at her disposal to get Franklin to answer in this touching and powerful play. Franklin is portrayed by John Alexander and Brenda is played by Felice Parish. Dana Floro provides narration for the evening.
Next, the Readers Theatre Company takes a close look at a marriage in trouble in THOMAS by Jim Gordon. John and Mary Worthy are hosting a party for friends and business associates when Jims evening is interrupted by a visit from a mysterious stranger. Will this stranger be able to get Jim to see what is really important in life before it is too late? Or will Jims determination to succeed and skirt the rules make him turn his back on the things he valued most in the past? Jason Baker plays Jim Worthy with J. J. Bowling in the role of Mary, his wife. Aaron Whitehead plays the uninvited guest who tries to get Jim to face reality.
Kate loves a good puzzle. In CROSSWORDS by David Raine, Kate, played by Mary Volpi, tries to help a man who is obviously worried about something. With a positive outlook, Kate tries to find out what is bothering him. Zach McQueary plays Bob, a man who fears the worst. Dana Floro plays the doctor.
The evening concludes with a case of mistaken identity in I THINK YOU THINK I LOVE YOU by Kelly Younger. Branwyn has just returned home from a miserable afternoon hike where she scattered the ashes of her dead mother and her sisters dead cat. Her tale comes pouring out when Mark knocks on the front door and is mistaken for someone interested in purchasing the house. The interchange between these two is sometimes funny and sometimes tragic as they each figure out just what is going on. Alaina Hall plays Branwyn, a woman exhausted by the days events and compelled to explain it all to Mark, who is played by John Alexander.
Sherry Crabtree is the director of the production and Chris Hughes is the light and sound board operator.
For further information, email Sherry Crabtree at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Box Office at 606-451-6766.