Two short vintage comedies about slander, libel & fake news
Friday, January 8, at 8:00 p.m
Please join the online party for the streaming of our pre-recorded performance on YouTube! We present two one-act gems exploring the transmission of lies and the significance — or insignificance? — of truth.
The performance will take place from 8:00 to 9:15pm on the Players’ YouTube channel. There will be an optional post-show discussion via Zoom, to which interested audience members will be directed at the end of the show.
For anyone who cares to arrive early, there will be a slideshow running from 7:30 until the show starts. Vintage photos, drawings and music will transport you back to the eras in which our plays are set: Britain’s Naughty ‘Nineties, and America during the First World War.
by the Briton Arnold Bennett, is a diverting romp from the turn of the 20th century, concerning the literary life and the use of the pen as a weapon.
He Said & She Said
by Alice Gerstenberg, is set in America during the first world war. The author of Overtones crafted an ingenious demonstration of how to gaslight people with gossip.
Directed by Andrea Holliday
Marissa Tranquilli, Assistant Director
Margaret Elise Richards
Logan Conley joins Marissa and Derek on the tech crew.
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