Old Academy Players to stage ‘Morning’s At Seven’
A press release from the Old Academy Players
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.
Old Academy Playerswill stage “Morning’s At Seven” starting June 9.