Silver Linings at Laurel Mill Playhouse, Nov 18-20
by Ted Tally
Directed by Jen Sizer
Friday November 18, 2016 through Sunday November 20, 2016
Sunday matinee performances on November 20th at 2:00 P.M.
Location: Laurel Mill Playhouse
Ranging over a wide variety of topics and situations there is no story line as such but, instead, a clever mosaic of telling observations and brightly funny events, all dealing with matters of particular moment to today’s young people. In one sketch a visiting Soviet comedian, through a long-suffering interpreter, amuses himself but not his audience with stale jokes and turgid punch lines long out of date in America; in another two men and a woman, who find themselves in bed together, decide to get acquainted; while in still another a couple meeting at a party engage in a long conversation which runs backwards, ending with their introduction. In these, as in the other sketches, the keynote is freshness and wit, blending into a lighthearted, highly theatrical and fast-paced program which will bring pleasure to both sides of the footlights.
Ten delightfully zany and irreverent short sketches created by one of our theatre’s most accomplished writers. Originally presented by the Yale Cabaret Theatre, and then produced by The American Place Theatre in New York City, the sketches range widely in subject and style, but combine into a continually hilarious and brilliantly imaginative program.
Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service. Performances run weekends from Friday November 18, 2016 through Sunday November 20, 2016 with Friday and Saturday evening performances at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission. Admission for students (12 and under), active duty military and seniors (65 and over) is $15. Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below. For further information, please call 301-617-9906 and press 2, or contact Maureen Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-452-2557.