Valentines Day comes with decisions: chocolates, flowers, a romantic dinner or a walk in the park? The Elkins Area Community Theatre (EACT) offers an inexpensive and fun alternative. Spend that special day laughing in The Old Brick Playhouse where EACT is proud to present a comedy this Valentine's Day weekend, starring many local favorite actors and introducing a new director to the company.
"Quiet on the Set," by Terrell Anthony, is a hilarious satire occurring on the set of "Sunset," a long-running soap opera. The characters often have difficulty separating their real lives from those on the show, which makes way for several wry situations.
"Quiet on the Set" features an all-star Elkins cast, including Jeff Barger of Talbott's Frame Shop, Missy Armentrout McCollam and Phil Smith of the Old Brick Playhouse, Shannon Harman Kerr and Brian Schaefer of Frontier Communications. Old Brick Apprentice students Jacob Currence and Bradlay Brassfield are assisting with the production.
This performance is directed by Shannon Harman Kerr, who is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society and has worked professionally in theater for over 10 years, most notably with the Children's Theatre Company and Guthrie Theater in Minnesota; the Vermont Stage Company in Vermont; Cleveland Public Theatre in Ohio; and Angelo Civic Theatre in Texas as Producing Artistic Director. She is now making her home in West Virginia.
The performances will take place at the Old Brick Playhouse in Elkins with a 7 p.m. curtain Feb. 14-16. A Sunday 2 p.m. matinee will be on Feb. 18.
For patrons attending the Valentine's Day evening performance, EACT has put together a very special "evening" package, including a 10 percent discount on drinks or appetizers after the show at Beander's, just across the street from OBP.
Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. Reservations are encouraged; please call OBP at 304-637-9090.
This program is presented with financial assistance through a grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, with approval from the W.Va. Commission on the Arts. Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.