We return to the footlights for three weekends, March 26 to April 11, with a streaming of one acts by Christopher Durang: “Mrs. Sorken,” “For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls,” and “The Actor’s Nightmare.” “Mrs. Sorken,” directed by Matt Ripper, features a middle-aged matron who is scheduled to give a lecture on “the meaning of theatre,” but when she forgets her notes, she decides to wing it, resulting in comments that are daffy yet endearing. Megan Sinclair plays the inimitable Mrs. Sorken.
“For Whom the Southern Belle Tolls,” directed by David Culliton, is a parody of Tennessee Williams’ “Glass Menagerie,” but with switched up characters, including a hypochondriac son who collects glass cocktail stirrers, an over-the-top feminine caller, a brother who goes to the movies to pick up sailors, and a southern belle mother who is at the end of her rope.  The cast includes David Culliton as Amanda, Donald Corbin as Lawrence, Kaitlyn Cross as Ginny and Matthew Sas as Tom.
“The Actor’s Nightmare,” directed by Sydnee Corbin, is aptly named: An actor who innocently wanders onto a theater stage is drafted to substitute for a missing cast member, and finds himself costumed as Hamlet – but in a scene from Noel Coward’s “Private Lives.” As the character and iconic plays switch, the actor tries frantically – and hysterically – to make sense of the chaos.  The cast includes Mike Stec as George, Ashley Blevins as Meg, Madeleine Bien as Sarah, Josie Stec as Ellen and Kris Wright as Henry.

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