A Night of Bridge and Beer
The Coal Diamond, a comedy/drama in one act by Shirley Lauro, directed by Livvia Goff
The time is 1955, the place a Missouri insurance company office on the hottest day of the year. It is lunchtime, and four women employees gather for their daily session of gossip and bridge. The senior member of the group, a wisecracking superviso, is scornful of an absent colleague, but affable towards the new employee who has volunteered to make a fourth for their game. As the cards are dealt, and sandwiches devoured, small talk aboundsóleading, inadvertently, to the revelation the "new girl" is presently engaged. The ladies gloat over glimpses into a past, which, until now, have been kept safely hidden.
Lone Star, a comedy in one act by James McLure, directed by Russell Wolff
The play takes place in the cluttered backyard of a small-town Texas bar. Roy, a local high-school hero, is back in town after a hitch in Vietnam and trying to reestablish his position in the community. Joined by his younger brother, Ray (who worships him), Roy sets about consuming a case of beer while regaling Ray with tales of his military and amorous exploits. Roy cherishes three things above all: his country, his young wife, and his 1959 pink Thunderbird. With the arrival of Cletis, the underpinnings of Roy's world begin to collapse around events both past and present. Despite all, the high good humor of the play never lapses, and all ends as breezily and happily as it began. (This play contains adult language and content.)
Produced by Sun Prairie Civic Theatre at Cardinal Heights Upper Middle School (The Old High School), 220 Kroncke Drive, Sun Prairie
Performances: February 27 - March 1, 2015
February 27 and 28 at 7:30 PM
March 1 at 2:00 PM
Ticket Prices: Adult $14, Senior $12, Student $10
Call 608-834-1310 or 608-837-8217 for reservations or more information.