A Fun Play

May 18, 2018 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Middlebury Community Players Company Be will present a fully-staged reading of David Mamet’s clever drawing- room comedy, Boston Marriage at the Vermont Coffee Company Playhouse, 1197 Exchange Street, Middlebury. Diana Bigelow directs fellow Bristol thespians Susanne Peck, Kendra Gratton, and Gretchen Cole in this sophisticated and fanciful play.

Here’s the set up. Anna and Claire are two scheming Victorian “women of fashion” who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class New England society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald necklace and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist Anna’s help for an assignation. As the two women exchange barbs and take turns taunting Anna’s hapless Scottish parlor maid, Catherine, Claire’s young inamorata suddenly appears, setting off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women’s futures at risk. To this wickedly funny comedy, Mamet brings his trademark tart dialogue and impeccable plotting.

Boston Marriage will be performed Friday, May 18th, Saturday, May 19th at 8 pm, and Sunday, May 20th at 2 pm. Tickets $10 cash or check at the door. For mature audiences.