Town Players of Pittsfield is offering perfect theater for theater goers and the ‘non traditional’ theater goers alike… Seven Starzyk Shorts gets you 7 mini staged readings for the price of one… and that price? ONLY $5! Each mini show is about 10 minutes long. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll NOT regret attending Seven Starzyk Shorts, written by Joe Starzyk and directed by Leah Marie Parker, on Sunday, May 28th at 2:00pm at the Whitney Center for the Arts, 42 Wendell Avenue in Pittsfield.
The Seven Shorts are:
“Blind Date”: Dave hopes to meet the girl of his dreams on his blind date. But what happens when the girl of your dreams turns out to be the grandma of your dreams?
“It Takes A New Age Village”: When hippy parents expose their children to every alternative life choice possible, what do they do when their children act ?normal. Macrobiotically speaking ? where did they go ?right?
“The Golden Years”: Mabel and Norman have been together so long that they know everything there is to know about each other. Or do they?
“BINGO – The Last True Blood Sport”: A short story about a game of bingo that turns out to be anything but ordinary?This is not your grandparents bingo parlor.
“Madame President”: The US has elected its first female president. A prominent Senator comes to meet with her so that the Senate?s concerns can be addressed. As soon as he starts speaking she realizes the job will have more obstacles than expected.
“When Irish Eyes Are Flirting”: A look at the time honored mating ritual, when viewed from inside an Irish pub. Can the mysterious power of an older Irishman overwhelm a young American?
“Geriatric Fulfillment Center”: It is a difficult time when aging parents are no longer able to care of themselves. Options must be explored.
The cast includes: Justin Allen, Rodelinde Albrecht, Calie Champoux, Stephanie Disbrow, Bill Douglas, Patricia Duckworth, Julia Erickson, Joe Gerard, Dana Grieb, Bernie Handler, Debbie Mazzone, Kelsy Nevins, Kristin O’Connor, Peter Podol , Joe Starzyk and Paul Therrien.
Some of these plays contain strong language.