Wednesday, February 25, 2009

B-CC High School presents their spring play, WHITE LIARS AND BLACK COMEDY

White Liars and Black Comedy

March 13, 14, 20 & 21, 2009 @ 7:30 pm

Tickets are $10 for all ages, general admission


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B-CC Drama: Fortune Tellers, Rock Stars and Other Artistic Types...

will be among the comical characters featured in B-CC's Spring Play , The White Liars and Black Comedy , which will run March 13, 14, 20 and 21 in the B-CC Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. The two one-act plays by Peter Shaffer will be staged "Black Box" theater style with the audience sitting in chairs on stage surrounding the action, creating a unique and intimate experience for all.

The White Liars depicts a fateful encounter between a down and out fortune teller, a rock musician and his agent. The agent bribes Baroness Lemberg to fake some hocus pocus over a crystal ball, ostensibly to discourage the musician from pursuing his girlfriend. The trickery entangles each of them in a dense web of mendacity. Recently revived at The Roundabout Theatre in New York with Black Comedy, White Liars is a sharply etched study of characters steeped in deception. "Farce with a capital F." Christian Science Monitor . "A tour de force." N.Y. Newsday . "A lot of fun." New Yorker .

Black Comedy depicts lovesick and desperate sculptor Brindsley Miller, who has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d'arte "borrowed" from the absent antique collector next door hoping to impress his fiancee's pompous mother and a wealthy art dealer, Bamberger. The fussy neighbor, Harold Gorringe returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.

Seating is limited with only 120 seats available for each performance. There will be no overflow seating in the auditorium. Tickets are $10 each (general admission, no reserved seating) and can be purchased by clicking the link above.

Each one act play is double-cast with B-CC students. Check the here for the cast list and performance dates. Content is appropriate for audiences ages 10 years and up.

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