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BIG ARTS Community Players Set the Stage for Two Comedies at Herb Strauss Theater on Sanibel
BIG ARTS Community Players will perform at Herb Strauss Theater: "Marriage is Murder," May 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 and a 2 p.m. matinee May 13. Neil Simon’s "The Star-Spangled Girl" on July 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, and 14. Evening shows are at 8 p.m.
Marriage is Murder is a comedy about ex-spouses Paul and Polly Butler, who write murder mysteries together, acting out the crimes — poisoned chocolates, lethal martinis, bodies in a trunk, daggers, and even an axe contribute to the fast-paced hilarity in the show. Their egos take some hits; however, as they strive to outdo each other, learning in the wake of comic twists and turns that marriage, like murder, is in the details. The part of Polly is played by June Koc with Peter Stearns as Paul; play is directed by Angie Koch.
Angie Koch has been pursuing her theater dreams since age 13. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Theatre Arts from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington. She adds, “In the 30 plus years that I have been participating in theater, I have enjoyed the family atmosphere that creating a production brings. After moving to Lee County in June 2011, I was lucky to meet a number of people who are involved in theater production. Marriage is Murder is a good choice for the Community Players, it is a fast paced comedy that using a two-person cast, it is also manageable in set, costume, and lighting needs.”
The Star-Spangled Girl, a classic Simon comedy set in the 1960s, is the story of a love triangle mixed with politics. Cast is Jason Boeckman, Kelly Greten, and Bianca De Sanctis, play is directed by June Koc. More details to come as the show nears.
Tickets for BIG ARTS Community Players productions are $15 adults, $5 for children 17 and younger. Buy one ticket to both shows for the discounted price of $26.
Group discounts are also available for ten or more people.
For more information about the show and to purchase tickets, visit the Herb Strauss Theater Box Office at 2200 Periwinkle Way; call (239) 472-6862 or (239) 395-0900; or log on to http://www.bigarts.org/