17 Oct, 2012

P.E.C.T. enlarges its production schedule with One Act series

Special One Act Matinee Series rounds out Season 5

Prince Edward Community Theatre is enlarging its production schedule in Season 5 by adding one-act plays in November & May, staged on consecutive Sunday afternoons & tagged onto the runs of “Tuesdays with Morrie” and “Dial M for Murder”.

With a growing audience & talent base, it seems only a natural extension of our efforts to bring affordable live theatre to the community.

2 Across

The first of these Sunday matinees is “2 Across” by Jerry Mayer, a romantic comedy about two people who couldn’t be less alike but who discover a common longing during an 80 minute commuter train ride, played in real time without intermission. Mayer uses the crossword puzzle conceit to draw these two people into an exchange of confidences about their lives & the direction they seek to follow. Opposites can attract, the play suggests, and despite their difference, these former strangers come together in a shared hope of friendship, perhaps even love. Founder Lynn Fennell shares the stage with Cheryl Singer who has performed with the group since season 2 in “Self-Help”, “The Melville Boys” and who will be taking on the role of “Margot Wendice” in the May production of “Dial M for Murder”. Two performances only, November 18th & 25th at 2pm.

A Little Something for the Ducks & A Scent of Honeysuckle

In May of 2013, as Season 5 comes to a close, P.E.C.T. will stage two short one-act plays: “A Little Something for the Ducks” followed by “A Scent of Honeysuckle”. Again, romance is the theme of the first play, as two lonely seniors find the potential for friendship & companionship in their golden years near a pond where the sign clearly indicates “Don’t Feed the Ducks!”. They bicker at first, but their common need allows them to find a way to friendship. A touching story of two elderly characters seeking to once again feel fully engaged with life. After intermission, we offer “A Scent of Honeysuckle”, a small gem featuring 3 members of a family: a mother, her daughter & the earlier mother, now departed, who “returns” on the day her grandchild is trying to move her mother out of the family home she can no longer function safely in…a situation most families face at some point in their lives, when memories of yesteryear are still vivid & enduring and the present no longer seems welcoming. A touching, beautiful farewell to our 5th Season. Performance dates are May 5th & 12th at 2pm.

Tickets for the “Sunday Matinee mini-series” are $10 at the door, from 1pm the day of performance (no advance sales). All seats are General Admission. Something new as well, proceeds from the 50/50 ticket sales at each performance of “2 Across” will be donated to Prince Edward Community Radio.


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