Supporting the Arts in Western Massachusetts and Beyond

January 27, 2011

One-acts poke fun at love, marriage, and remarriage

Vicious Valentines
Suffield Players, Suffield, CT
February 10 - 26, 2011

Suffield Players will present Vicious Valentines: An Evening of Love-ly One-Acts. The slate of plays includes "The Proposal" directed by Dale Facey, "Madam President" by directed by Kelly Seip, and "The Bear" directed by Joshua Guenter. Each play presents a couple in a comical crisis.

In "The Proposal," a nervous young man arrives at a farmer's house to propose to the man's daughter. Despite the farmer's efforts to keep things civil, the couple squabbles about everything. This classic Russian comedy features John Fabiani, Tracey Hebert, and Logan Lopez.

Opposites attract in "Madam President." Novelist Philip Spangler just wants to read the paper quietly, but this becomes impossible when his wife Victoria arrives home chattering about her recent election as president of her women's club, her interpretation of Hamlet, and questions about crossword puzzle clues. This charming piece stars Liz Leshine and Mark Proulx.

In "The Bear," a widow clashes with a man who has come to collect a debt. The quarrel escalates to a duel, but before weapons can be drawn, the pair declare their love for one another. This play of hilarious reversals features Mary Fernandez-Sierra, Anna Marie Johansen, and Allen Nott.

For reservations, call 800-289-6148.