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Second Act Troupe Presents Four Contrasting Comedy Pieces
Kate Conroy, Melinda Ellisor and Gary LaVigne
in a scene from Glacier Bay.
Photograph 2009, Jim Gillock

Friday March 27 and Friday April 3, 2009 at 8 PM.
Wimberley United Methodist Church
The Second Act Troupe returns to Wimberley with another comedy production containing four very contrasting pieces performed by 10 members of the Company. Performances are scheduled for Friday March 27 and Friday April 3 at 8 pm at the Wimberley United Methodist Church at RR12 and Co Rd 1492.

The March 27 performance is a special performance to benefit Wimberley Valley Habitat for Humanity.

In The Gold Standard by George Freek, two widowers (played by Marvin Carson and Dan LaFleur) are a couple of old geezers who regularly play checkers in a Senior Center and argue over a great many critical life issues such as prostate health, the medical profession, nursing homes, unheard from children and their own sex lives - or rather, a lack of them!

Vocabulary Lesson by Dori Appel is a monolog beautifully performed by Jeanne Wilson who, as a grandmother, explains with some difficulty the legendary roles of Vikings and Valkyries to her small grandson.

In the offbeat comedy An Infinite Deal of Nothing by Mary Fournier Bill, Diane Hruska and Amanda Troxell play workaholic sisters Sobriety and Prudence who labor six days a week to sort and store a vital commodity - string, and to create a duplicate but improved catalog of every book in the local Public Library. Frustrated younger sister Felicity (Maggie Goodman) is forced into this activity but she is a rebel who longs to live the lifestyle of bohemian friend Amelia (Beverly Galante) whose goal is to relocate to Florida and just sit on the beach doing nothing.

In the hilarious comedy Glacier Bay by Frederick Stroppel, Artie and Connie (Gary LaVigne and Kate Conroy) play an elderly couple attending a family gathering to celebrate the confirmation of the 12 year old son of their niece Jill (Melinda Ellisor). Sparks fly and senior moments abound as Artie and Kate struggle to conduct any kind of  meaningful conversation. Totally frustrated by Artie's behaviour, Connie insists that she is going to divorce him until, in a totally unexpected ending, Jill reveals why she can't. In the original New York production Artie was played by Jack Klugman and Connie by Brett Sommer.

For information and reservations call (512) 618-3355 at any time. The $12 tickets will also be available at the door.




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