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Once Upon A Midnight NEARY – Second Act Readers Theater
February 25, 2023 @ 2:00 pm
Our Second Act Readers Theater Program presents the comedic shorts of local playwright, Jack Neary.
The Firehouse’s arts education program, Second Act Readers’ Theater, is show biz without the stress! Individuals perform while comfortably seated and there is no memorization required. We welcome individuals 55 and older, regardless of experience, to participate in the magic of theater. Second Act Readers’ Theater is generously funded in part by The Friendship Foundation.
JACK NEARY ‘s plays have been produced all over the United States, in Canada, in Paris and, most recently, Saudi Arabia. He is cofounder of New Century Theatre at Smith College, and the Greater Lowell (MA) Music Theatre.
Two last minute actor replacements for a Jack Neary play. Each have different scripts. Yikes.
Jocelyn – Miranda Gualtieri
John – Roger Burgess
Bethel and Clarice, friends and highly competitive actresses, have just watched the first half of their rival, Olivia’s performance in “Death of a Salesman”. She’s brilliant. They’re hilariously bitter.
Bethel – Maureen Daley
Clarice –Lenora Salvucci
Pat and Marjorie
A couple whose relationship is drifting apart go to the park and discover a playful way to reconnect.
Marjorie – Robin Chase
Pat – Allan Haley
Farewell and Adieu
Bethel and Clarice are at the funeral of their rival, Olivia. Without her to rip apart anymore will they turn on each other?
Bethel – Pat Tosches
Clarice – Deborah Baker
Concede or Die
A playwright’s fiancé writes a scathing review of his play. How do they move forward after that?
Becca – Mariantonia Boulay
Patrick – Terry Blanchard
Bethel and Clarice are met in heaven by their rival, Olivia. Surprise, surprise, there are auditions in heaven.
Bethel – Bette Lischke
Clarice – Candie Benjamin
Olivia – Sharon Curtis Phelan
Malcom – Allan Haley