Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Dublin Carol in Franklin PA tomorrow and Friday

Just a quick reminder that TiLT is presenting the play Dublin Carol, Thursday and Friday, in its Northwestern PA premiere.

Can a play be both brutal and tender, as gentle as it is harsh? Such paradoxes seem utterly natural when describing McPherson's painfully beautiful Dublin Carol.Exploring the gap between blarney and real human emotion, Dublin Carol is a subtle portrayal of a man hampered by alcohol, barely hanging onto his life. Fifty-ish undertaker John Plunkett drinks the better part of a bottle of whiskey throughout the course of a day but, as he points out, remembers to eat, has a bed to sleep in, and shows up for work each morning. Spinning tales about his past to his young assistant, Plunkett reveals that he used to be much worse, barely a step above a street drunk. A surprise visit from his estranged daughter makes him face the effect he has had on the lives of the people around him, revealing lost opportunities, a misused past, and giving him one last chance to make it all right.

Theatre in the Little Theatre will present this play on September 15 & 16th at 8 pm in Franklin’s Barrow Civic Little Theatre (1223 Liberty Street). Ed Ramage will perform the role of John Plunkett, Ted Smith plays Mark and Shelia Plymire is Mary Plunkett The cost is $7. There will be a cash bar. This play contains adult language and may be inappropriate for children under the age of 16.

TiLT is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency

This is not an automated list - I send these out because you either signed up for them, or I thought you'd think it was kind of cool. I fyou don't, shoot me a line and I'll take you off lickety-split. Also, look for cast photos and opening night photos here starting tomorrow. Finally, as always, if you're interested in helping out with TiLT in any capacity, drop us a line. Next month is the Dybbuk - it's gonna be a whole lot o' fun.
Thanks - see you at the show.

1 comment:

Justin said...

Let's hear it for drama with adult language! Huzzah! Hopefully, I'll be able to make it down.
Dittman, I meant to write and thank you for the article on LPFM stations and podcasting. Some interesting stuff there. Hike over to Buffalo St. sometime and we'll kick it around over a bottle of wine and Indian food.