Two theatre productions scheduled this weekend

Published on Thu, Oct 30, 2003
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Two theatre productions scheduled this weekend

The community is getting a double dose of theatre this weekend, as the Blaine Community Theatre group and the Blaine high school are holding performances at the same time and directly across the street from one another.

Blaine Community Theatre
�Frankenstein Together Again� a comedy by Pat Cook and directed by Sandy Brewer will be on stage at the Blaine senior center Friday and Saturday evenings at 7 p.m., as well as a 2 p.m. matinee. The play�s story line involves the efforts on behalf of the Frankenstein family to be rid of all those nasty stories about the family castle and their relatives. The Frankenstein family decides to turn their Transylvania residence into a dude ranch, and the first guests are an American couple, Chandler and Lindsey Page. Lindsey loves the place but Chandler keeps seeing all sorts of odd things. Plus, Lindsey has an interesting secret of her own.

The cast and crew have been rehearsing for six weeks, and debuted last weekend at the center. Tickets are available at the door for $7 per person.

Blaine high school play
�The Servant of Two Masters,� written by Carlo Goldoni in 1745, will be on stage this weekend at the Blaine Performing Arts Center. The story revolves around three sets of lovers who are caught up in a web of mistaken identity, greed, intrigue, and miscommunication. It bears striking similarity to both Shakespeare comedy and Moliere comedy.

Director Erin Walcon said the cast of 17 student actors and five technical crew students has been working diligently for the last six weeks to make this very challenging script come to life.

�Now that they are in performance, I am requiring them to step away from the scripted material and begin experimenting with the show,� she said. �Every night there are assigned �wild cards� which require particular actors to try something strange and crazy � live improvisation of their own creation. Every show is different, and I as the director never know what to expect.�

The remaining performances are scheduled for Thursday, October 30 at 7 p.m., November 1 at 7 p.m., and November 2 at 2 p.m. Admission is by donation.