In less than two weeks River Company’s Fall One Acts will open at Skidompha Library’s Porter Hall. Rehearsals are underway for both Christopher Durang’s “The Actor’s Nightmare” and Anton Chekhov’s “The Proposal.” Each one act runs about 45 minutes long and there will be an intermission between the two. Performance dates are Oct. 18,19,25 and 26 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 20 and 27 at 3 p.m.
“The Actor’s Nightmare” is directed by Tamara Lilly of Woolwich who previously starred as Masha in River Company’s 2017 production of Christopher Durang’s “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike.” The cast of “The Actor’s Nightmare” includes Stephen Wallace as George, Judy McQuillen as Ellen, Mitchell Wellman as Henry, Bridget Alexander as Meg, and Laura Morris as Sarah. The play is much like the title suggests; George is suddenly in a nightmare where he is on stage and must perform but doesn’t know the play or his part. It’s a nightmare but proves to be more hilarious than horrifying, at least for the audience!
“The Proposal” is directed by Joe Lugosch of Wiscasset, who last year, performed in both plays from River Company’s Fall One Acts. Joe performed as Professor Frankenstein in Vincent Hannam’s "Frankenstein" and as George Henderson in Susan Glaspell's "Trifles." The cast of “The Proposal” includes Zora Margolis as Sonya Sergeyevna, Draco Peaslee as Ivan and Emily Sue Barker as Natalia. “The Proposal” follows Ivan as he visits his neighbor Sonya and attempts to propose to Natalia. What should be a simple question turns out to be a lot more complicated than Ivan anticipated. Harrowing yet humorous, audiences will be on the edge of their seats wondering if the engagement will ever happen.
Ticket prices are $15 for members and $17 for non-members; senior members are $10 and senior non-members $12; students are $5. River Company accepts cash, check or credit. Ticket reservations are available in advance by calling 207-522-2797 or can be purchased online at https://rivercompany.ticketspice.com/the-actors-nightmare-the-proposal.
Skidompha Public Library is at 184 Main Street in Damariscotta. Doors open a half hour before show time and tickets are available at the door. For more information, visit rivercompany.org