The evening will begin with “Check Please,” a short comedy by Jonathan Rand. In 13 short scenes, the cast of 20 will explore the world of blind dinner dates and their consequences from mimes to mediocre actors, hypochondriacs sports fanatics. “Check Please” is directed by Michael Roth, Leo Schnellinger and Evan Hoffman.
“Caged Birds,” a drama by David Campton, directed by Edison senior Maura Schmenk, tells the story of seven women, trapped in a comfortable and protected world. Unexpectedly, a “wild one” is thrown into the group and seems to be the only one desperate to escape. The cast includes: Noelle Marcy, Allison Pennell, Meredith Holler, Mallory Stiles, Lydia Hoag, Micaela Coon, Katie Purencieu and Leah Krul.
In the final performance of the evening, “The Distracted Scholar's Guide to Literature and Drama,” by Peter Bloedel, a cast of two dozen middle-school students will lead the audience through a fast paced exploration of western literature from Greek tragedy to “The Wizard of Oz.”
Tickets are $5 for students and senior citizens and $6 for adults. All tickets are general admission and will be sold at the door.