Three sisters, Nazarene spinsters all, live with the blessings and burdens of their parent’s strict religious upbringing. Two of the sisters, Chastity and Faith, work diligently to keep a decrepit mission-kitchen operating while caring for their eldest sister, Joy. When a new neighbor moves in down the hall and a mysterious package of seeds arrives in the mail, the constraints on the women’s existence are finally broken, revealing a world of wonder and opportunity, and the understanding that it is NEVER too late to come of age.
SETTING: 1992-93, in a small, fixed income “retirement village” apartment in the mid-west.
StageWest Community Theater located in Cheney, WA; is an all volunteer acting group dedicated to bringing live, quality theater to the people of the West Plains. We offer three plays a year at very reasonable ticket prices, some of the lowest in Spokane County. As the only community theater group in the area, we are dedicated to improving the arts in the West Plains. StageWest is thankful to the congregation of Emmanuel Lutheran Church for the generous use of their building for all of our auditions, rehearsals and performances. With this in mind, StageWest is looking for a home to call our own. If you have a building or know of a building that might be of use to us, please call Kay Byron Pacheco at 509-235-5742 or President Chris Booth at 509-951-1355.
Auditions will be soon for the first production of 2018-2019 Season.
Love Letters by A. R. Gurney
Andrew Makepeace Ladd III and Melissa Gardner, both born to wealth and position, are childhood friends whose lifelong correspondence begins with birthday party thank-you notes and summer camp postcards. Romantically attached, they continue to exchange letters through the boarding school and college years—where Andy goes on to excel at Yale and law school, while Melissa flunks out of a series of “good schools.” While Andy is off at war Melissa marries, but her attachment to Andy remains strong and she continues to keep in touch as he marries, becomes a successful attorney, gets involved in politics and, eventually, is elected to the U.S. Senate. Meanwhile, her marriage in tatters, Melissa dabbles in art and gigolos, drinks more than she should, and becomes estranged from her children. Eventually she and Andy do become involved in a brief affair, but it is really too late for both of them. However Andy’s last letter, written to her mother after Melissa’s untimely death, makes it eloquently clear how much they really meant, and gave to, each other over the years—physically apart, perhaps, but spiritually as close as only true lovers can be.
Performances will be in the fall of 2018