The Wimberley based Second Act Troupe returns for its fourth production in Blanco with two performances Saturday March 28 at 7.30 pm and Sunday March 29 at 2.30 pm.
This latest production “Senior Moments” features 10 members of the Company performing in four contrasting one act plays.
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 (Blanco resident 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.
Blanco performances will again be at the Learning Center theatre of the Blanco School District at 814 11th Street (opposite the elementary school).
Reservations can be made anytime by calling (512) 618-3355 anytime. The $12 tickets will also be on sale at the Blanco Chamber Office on the square from 9 am to 1 pm March 23 to 27.