Ye Olde Opera House offers
one-act plays this weekend
Monday, March 31, 2014 4:39 AM
Timing is everything. This is a remark that most everyone has heard at some point in their life. Ye Olde Opera House in Spring Grove is excited to present a collection of six one-act plays that all revolve around how timing is important and can change the outcome of a situation.
Director Scott Solberg works with Sara Kroshus on a scene from “All in the Timing” that will be presented April 4, 5 and 6 at Ye Olde Opera House in Spring Grove.
MARLENE DESCHLER/SPRING GROVE HERALD
"All in the Timing" was written by American playwright David Ives, between 1987 and 1993. It had its premiere Off-Broadway in 1993 at Primary Stages and was revived at Primary Stages in 2013. Most of the plays are comedies (or comedy-dramas), focusing mainly on language and wordplay, with perspectives on life and meaning, and the complications involved in romantic relationships.
"This play is unique because it is made up of six short plays, so the entire cast isn't together all at the same time to practice," commented Scott Solberg, director. "We have been able to work around people's schedules, which has made it more convenient for many to be able to practice bit by bit. The final step will be to have everyone together to rehearse from beginning to end with set changes and the final touches."
The cast has been practicing for several weeks. Cast members include: Sammi Boyd, Bill Fried, Harvey Goetting, Sara Kroshus, Abe Mendez, Megan Miller, Sarah Schroeder, Terri Sontag, David Storlie, and Rachel Storlie. Schroeder is also the producer.
"The Opera House has been a busy place with practices as well as the electrical work that has been going on," said Solberg. "The audience will be able to see the updates that we've been working on in the building with use of monies from our SMIF grant."
Enhancing the New York City themes in the show, YOOH will be serving New York street cart-style food including premium hot dogs, wraps, cheese cake, pretzels, wine, and beer. The doors will open at one hour prior to show time for those interested in enjoying some food.
"All in the Timing" takes the stage at Ye Olde Opera House on Main Street in Spring Grove Friday, April 4 and Saturday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. (food served beginning at 6:30 p.m.) and Sunday, April 6 at 2:30 p.m. (food served beginning at 1:30 p.m.). Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students (through high school) and are available online at www.yeoldeoperahouse.org or by calling (507) 498-5859 or at the door. The show is appropriate for all ages with the knowledge that there is minor language.
"The show is pretty darn funny and I think everyone will enjoy seeing how timing can really make a difference!" added Solberg.