Sunday, March 11, 2018

Readers Theater, "Buyer and Cellar", Monday 3/12

Readers Theater returns to the Hubbard Room of The Russell Library, 123 Broad Street, in Middletown on Monday March 12 to present "Buyer & Cellar."  The 2013 play, written by Jonathan Tolins, takes place (mostly) in the basement of Barbra Streisand's home in Malibu, California, where the mega-star keeps a mall in her basement.  No, really, she does - there are pictures to prove it (see below - there is no "fake news" in the EYE).  The one-person play tells the fictional story of an out-of-work actor who gets the job of managing the mall and his relationships with his boyfriend, Ms. Streisand's personal secretary, James Brolin, and the STAR!!  It's a delightful premise and a very funny "What if?" story.

For the Readers Theater production, co-directors Anne Cassady and Richard Kamins decided to create a five-person cast instead of one actor playing all the parts.  To that end, the staged reading features the talents of Robert Donahue, Julie Greeman, Elizabeth Dougan, Michael D'Agostino, and Jerry Rankin.

Doors to the Hubbard Room (not pictured) open at 6:30 p.m. and the play commences at 7.  Since the Library closes at 6 p.m., you just enter from the Court Street doors in the parking lot.  The play is free and open to the public.

At 5:30 p.m. that day, the City of Middletown and its Commission on the Arts celebrates Arts Advocacy Day by honoring the works of Vintage Players and artist David Schulz.  The event takes place in City Hall on DeKoven Drive and should leave you enough time to get to the Library.  You can and should do both - I understand the next snow storm starts later in the evening.


Anonymous said...

A pause from the ever-loving Tweets of Twump!

Anonymous said...

Encore Please!!
We were busy preparing for the storm and were unable to attend.