Watts Hall Community Players have some fun on stage after the holidays

Short and Sweet: Five ‘silly, funny, short’ plays to catch at Watts Hall Nov. 30

Fri, 11/29/2019 - 11:15am

    THOMASTON—Watts Hall Community Players Director Daryl Hahn is currently traveling back to Maine from a Thanksgiving vacation just in time for Saturday night’s performances at Watts Hall, November 30. On her way to the train, she had only four minutes to explain what the upcoming short plays were about: hence, just like the evening’s namesake: the synopses are short and sweet.

    There are 10 performers who will be performing a program of five short, 15-20 minute plays. “They are very silly,” said Hahn.

    Sure Thing

    “This is about two people who bump into each other into the coffee shop and all the initial ways that conversation could go.”

    Words, Words, Words

    “This is about three monkeys that have been put into a lab to test the theory that if you put monkeys together for enough time, they will come up with Hamlet.”

    Variations on the Death of Trotsky

    “It’s the day after he has been hit with the ice axe that hit him. It’s a series of variations on how that ice pick ended up in his head.”

    The Importance of Being Ernest

    “This is a very truncated one-act version of the classic play; we’re going to play it as a teaser for an eventual full production of the play.”

    Check Please

    “This is a series of blind dates that a man and a woman are simultaneously having on stage; the focus switching back and forth on the two.”

    Short & Sweet starts at 7 p.m. The performances plus intermission will run to nearly two hours. Admission is free.

    Even though most people would be taking the holiday weekend off, the Watts Hall Community Players have been busy rehearsing.

    “We have a really dedicated and talented group of actors and crew who said, ‘Hey this sounds like fun’ and that’s what you’re going to see,” said Hahn.

    Watts Hall is located at 174 Main St, Thomaston, ME 04861.

    Kay Stephens can be reached at news@penbaypilot.com