"the Times" Opens Wednesday At Playhouse
Photo by Richard Watherwax
The Key West Players announce the world premiere of the Times, by local playwright and popular entertainer, Mark Watson. Opening night is April 4 and will play through April 14 at the Waterfront Playhouse. the Times is part of the ongoing mission of The Key West Players to promote and present local playwrights. Directed by Vanessa McCaffrey, the Times will star John Bixler, Cricket Desmarais, Mimi McDonald and Scott Shambaugh.
the Times was part of last year’s “New Plays In May,” which is the Key West Players’ series of readings of original plays by local playwrights. With Mr. Watson’s snappy dialogue, engaging characters and intriguing plot twists, the Times was the clear hit of the series. Due to the unanimously positive audience reaction, the Players placed the Times on their 2006/07 season schedule.
the Times concerns Noah and Christian, two college roommates who had a five year relationship, until Christian walked out on Noah. Ten years later they meet again, when Christian, now a successful business man, announces that he is getting married to Nancy. Despite his efforts to forget Christian, Noah has never been able to move beyond his feelings and is completely thrown by Christian’s news. Dagmar, Noah’s roommate, is there to give comfort with her tart, hilarious observations on… well, just about everyone and everything. When Nancy, Christian’s fiancé, shows up at Noah’s door to pass along some very interesting news about Christian, the fireworks really begin. Keen observations and surprises abound.
Tickets are selling quickly for opening night. Call the box office at 294-5015 or go to our 24/7 internet ticketing service at www.waterfrontplayhouse.com.
The opening night party for the Times will be sponsored by Mark Barauck and will include pre-show and intermission mimosas, followed by a post-show buffet reception which will be held at LaTeDa.