Lamoine Community Arts Presents Eight Plays

David Schick is the priest and Andrea Gabel-Richards is Annabel in Lamoine Community Arts’ production of “Annabel Eden,” by Lamoine playwright Amy Morley. The play is one of eight shorts being performed Oct. 28-29 and Nov. 5-6 at the Lamoine-Bayside Grange.

LAMOINE — What happens when you bring together eight short plays, six directors, 20 actors, ticket takers, program writers, seamstresses, set builders, sound technicians and other Lamoiners, and throw in a break for refreshments?

You have Lamoine Community Arts’ 2011 fall production, “8 Short Plays, Some Glad — Some Sad!” presented at 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28 and 29, and Saturday Nov. 5, and at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 6, at the Lamoine-Bayside Grange Hall.

Tickets cost $10 per person.

Artistic Director Carol Korty is overseeing the ambitious production kicking off with Susan Glaspell’s classic drama “Trifles,” directed by Korty. Written in 1916, “Trifles” grew out of Glaspell’s experience as a reporter for the Des Moines Daily News covering the trial of Margaret Hossack, who was accused of murdering her husband.

In “Trifles,” Glaspell turns an acute eye on how men and women bring their different life experiences to the same event and come to different conclusions about it.

The evening also includes two short “Review Sketches” by Harold Pinter, which explore the loneliness and isolation of British street life in the 1960s, and “A Ringing of Doorbells,” a short play by Thornton Wilder written as one of a series on the seven deadly sins.

This year, Lamoine Community Arts is especially pleased to present a work by Lamoine playwright Amy Morley. “Annabel Eden” is a short play about an outspoken bride with wedding-day jitters and her bewildered spiritual adviser’s attempt to respond to them.

In addition, the group will perform Anton Chekhov’s comic monologue “On the Harmfulness of Tobacco,” and two short contemporary comedies, “Dead Right” by Elaine Jarvik, and “A Blooming of Ivy” by Garry Williams.

To reserve seats, call 667-6564.

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