North Adams, MA- Mill City Productions announced plans to perform the A. R. Gurney comedy, “The Fourth Wall” on Fridays, July 13th & 20th at 8pm, Saturdays, July 14th & 21st at 8pm, and Sundays, July 15th & 22nd at 2pm.
The production is directed by Jackie DeGiorgis, and features Jordan Cohen, Laina Hubbard, Tim Mangun and Liz Urban.
In “The Fourth Wall”, Peggy has redecorated the living room and her husband, Roger, can’t stand it. Peggy’s usual exquisite taste was overcome by a mysterious lapse which caused her to redo the room as if it were a stage set. Everything faces one wall, the “fourth wall,” which she’s left bare and which is really the audience. Unable to cope any further, and needing someone to talk to, Roger asks their old, dear friend, Julia, to fly up from New York. Julia agrees that something strange is going on, especially since everyone who enters the room begins to behave as if they were acting in a play, or even a musical when occasionally someone feels the urge to sing a Cole Porter song. Julia, affected by the room, suggests Roger have Peggy put away. Roger can’t do that and explains that he’s got one hope left: Floyd, a local theatre professor. Roger asks Floyd to come over in hopes that he can “Doctor” Peggy’s play and bring it to a close, thus allowing him and Peggy to resume their happily married life.
Performances will take place at Mill City’s Theatre at Building 4N (next to the Visitor’s Center) in the Western Gateway Heritage State Park in North Adams. Admission is $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors. Tickets are available at the door or can be purchased in advance by visiting www.millcityproductions.org.
Mill City Productions is a non-profit, community-based, multigenerational collaborative focused on creating an outlet for expression and education for theatrical veterans and novices alike.