Community Theater Curtain Rising
The Barrington Community Theater will perform 6 one-act plays this weekend in the library auditorium.
The Barrington Community Theater finishes its fall season with a festival of one-act plays this weekend.
The plays will be performed at 7 pm on Friday, Nov. 16, and Saturday Nov. 17 in the Barrington library auditorium. Actors from ages 8 to 18 will perform the plays, according to Maurice Eighme, community theater director.
The plays on Friday include:
Drama Rehab: Revenge of the Type-Cast Actors by D. Tupper McKnight
Directed by Liz Felag
Communication Initiation by Catherine Burns
Directed by Kelly McCabe
High School Reunion by Ian McWethy
Directed by Sean Carufel
Saturday’s plans include:
Three Short Comedies by Various Authors
Directed by Samara Martin
Murder in the Knife Room by Johnathan Rand
Directed by Casey Turgeon
Young Love by Sam Wolfson
Directed by Abby Hurley
The Barrington Community Theater meets at the middle school from 6 to 8 pm on Mondays and Wednesdays. Young actors are immersed in theater as they work together to put these shows up in only 10 weeks, said Eighme.
“BCT is a program driven to help our young actors grow through plenty of stage time and acting workshops based off college level theater courses,” he said.
“We feel it is important that each actor has the opportunity to have both leading and supporting roles, as both will be significant in an actors life,” Eighme said. “Our staff carefully tailor the workshops to work with the actors’ abilities and to allow each actor to grow at their own pace in a supportive and accepting environment. Each of our plays rehearse only one hour a week and most students are in two shows, making it a very small footprint on everyone's busy schedules.”
Even as the fall session is coming to an end, the community theater’s winter session will begin on Jan. 7, Eighme said. It will include eight more one-act plays, and more theater workshops.
Community theater also will be offering a circus and performance-skills workshop every week, said Eighme. Students can learn juggling, diabolo, poi, Yo-Yo, stilt-walking, devil sticks, contact juggling, plate spinning, and many more skills.
The circus workshop is free to BCT students, and open to non-actors for a fee, said Eighme.
Actors in community theater must pre-register at the Town Manager's office at the Barrington Town Hall. Contact Eighme at Reid.CommunityTheater@yahoo.com with any questions.
-- Maurice Eighme