‘Saint George’s House’ at Smyrna Opera House
SMYRNA, DEL. — BC Productions announces the performance of “Saint Georges Blues,” the contemporary comedy-drama in two acts, will wrap up it premiere at Church Hill Theatre with a final performance at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Smyrna Opera House, 7 West South St.
The doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and a cash bar will be available.
The script is a true tale and tribute to Joe Michini and his wife Marge. The play follows the love story, events and tragedy that turned a country store into a recognized East Coast music venue and created a nationally-recognized, annual Rhythm and Blues Festival in this Chesapeake and Delaware Canal town.
Earl Lewin, a published playwright, having had two one act plays published by Baker’s Plays, brings his experience to directing his own script.
Saint Georges Blues is a contemporary comedydrama that deals with small town personalities confront- ed by the “come-heres” who bring change to the small Chesapeake and Delaware Canal town.
The protagonist, Marge (portrayed by Peggy Chiras), a longtime resident of Saint Georges wants to own the only business in town, Saint Georges Country Store. It’s up for sale. Divorced with two grown children and an elderly aunt with Alzheimer’s (portrayed by Jane Jewell), Marge can’t afford it.
Joe (played by Steve Hazzard), a Delaware River pilot with a taste for good scotch and a knack for Cajun cooking, is in love with Marge. He has the resources, but does Marge have the courage to take a chance on commitment after the collapse of her 20-year marriage and its subsequent rocky divorce?
Joe is very persuasive and has big plans. She accepts. Everything is looking great and then fate steps in and takes them, their friends, and the whole town in new directions.
Lewin tells this moving tale populated by real peo- ple who spawned real events with a seasoned local cast including Peggy Chiras as Marge.
Portraying Marge’s charming, if demented, aunt is Kathy Jones who is wellknown to Eastern Shore audiences through her performances with CHT.
The Country Store staff grows when Jen comes to town looking for a waitressing gig. Jenise “Jen” Guthrie is played by Michelle Christopher.
Portraying Jen’s father-inlaw and Marge and Joe’s burgeoning business partner Garry Cogdell is Chris Rogers.
Joe’s friend with the true business acumen and connections is Gene, played by John Haas.
Call 302-653-4236 or visit www. brownpapertickets. com/event/2600389 for reservations.
Steve Hazzard, as Joe Michini, and Peggy Chiras, in the role of Marge, and the eclectic crew who assembled at Saint George’s Country Store will perform the play of the same name at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Smyrna Opera House located at 7 West South St., Smyrna, Del.