The show must go on, even in a pandemic.
After months of quiet stages, the Wabash Area Community Theater (WACT) has announced its first production of 2021, according to Bev Vanderpool.
Auditions for “Love Letters” by A.R. Gurney, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17 in the Charley Creek Inn’s ballroom at 111 W. Market St.
“Love Letters is a play that requires only two actors. (It’s) one man and one woman, seated on stage reading aloud the love letters that they have sent to one another throughout their lifetimes,” said Vanderpool. “There is a great deal of humor, doubt, bitterness and love. Overall, it runs the gamut of emotions. It is wonderfully written.”
Vanderpool said for those who are interested in auditioning, the production requires “virtually no memorization.”
Vanderpool said the play is “a tender, tragi-comic and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities and a deep closeness of two lifelong complicated friends.”
Vanderpool said they planned to hold a maximum of five rehearsals.
“Please consider auditioning,” said Vanderpool.
The show itself will take place from Friday, Feb. 12 to Sunday, Feb. 14, which is Valentine’s Day weekend.
Vanderpool said the show will be featured as “Dinnertainment,” performed in a dinner theater setting in the Big Four Ballroom located in Charley Creek Inn.
Dinner theater tickets are $30 per person with advance purchase required. Show dates will be Friday, Feb. 12 and Saturday, Feb. 13. Doors and cash bar open at 6 p.m. The meal starts at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, Feb. 14, the doors, cash bar and meal open at 12:30 p.m.
The WACT’s most recent productions included the winter 2019 comedy “Death by Chocolate” and the fall 2020 production of “Seussical the Musical.”
In June, Vanderpool put out a call for a director for this 2021 spring comedy. In the end, Brett Robinson was named to the role.
For more information, email Robinson at b.a. email@example.com.