Old Academy Play­ers to stage ‘Morn­ing’s At Seven’

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EAST FALLS >> The Old Academy Play­ers will present “Morn­ing’s At Seven,” the award-win­ning play by Paul Os­born.

The play will be directed by Loretta Lucy Miller, staged man­aged by Ja­nine Lieber­man and tech/sup­port by Sarah Labov and Carla Childs.

Show­dates are June 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25 with shows Fri­day and Satur­day at 8 p.m. and Sun­day at 2 p.m.

“Morn­ing’s at Seven” is Paul Os­born’s love let­ter to just plain folks, specif­i­cally four sis­ters in a small Mid­west­ern town in 1938. It is heart-warm­ing, funny and nos­tal­gic. The four ag­ing Gibbs sis­ters share in each other’s lives in­clud­ing drama, com­edy and tragedy, not to men­tion sym­pa­thy, se­crets, car­ing, anger, jeal­ousy and great love.

Cora Swan­son and her sis­ter, Ida Bolton, along with hus­bands Thor and Carl, have lived next door to each other for their en­tire mar­ried lives. Arry, the old maid sis­ter, lives with Cora and Thor. A fourth sis­ter, Esther and her hus­band, David, live down the street. All four fam­i­lies are await­ing ea­gerly the ar­rival of Ida and Carl’s son, Homer, and his fi­ancée, Myr­tle Brown.

Homer has been en­gaged to Myr­tle for seven years and dated

her for five years be­fore that and, oddly enough, this will be the first time any­one in his fam­ily will have met her. It seems like a sim­ple, happy sit­u­a­tion, but trou­ble en­sues as two of the sis­ters be­gin to ques­tion their lives and de­cide to make some changes be­fore it’s too late.

The cast in­cludes Kim­berly Hess as Ida Bolton, Jen­nifer Sivers/Roberts as Myr­tle Brown, Lawrence H. Geller as David Cramp­ton, Linda Pal­marozza as Esther Cramp­ton, Mike Mogar as Carl Bolton, Rich Geller as Theodore Swan­son, Robert Toczek as Homer Bolton, Su­san Blair as Aaronetta “Arry” Gibbs and Su­san Trig­giani as Cora Swan­son.

All tick­ets for plays are $15. Park­ing for all per­for­mances is free. Run time is two hours. Old Academy Play­ers, lo­cated at 3544 In­dian Queen Lane in East Falls, has pro­vided con­tin­u­ous com­mu­nity the­ater since 1923 and fea­tured the act­ing de­buts of both Grace Kelly and Robert Prosky.

For reser­va­tions, call 215843-1109 or visit the the­ater’s web­site at olda­cade­my­play­ers.org for more in­for­ma­tion.

SUB­MIT­TED PHOTO — OLD ACADEMY PLAY­ERS

Old Academy Play­er­swill stage “Morn­ing’s At Seven” start­ing June 9.

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