There are plays being staged on the South Fork this weekend to suit all tastes.
The productions all include local actors, and while the quality is high, the prices are a far cry from Broadway. And with each play running from Friday through Sunday, it's possible for theater lovers to catch all three in one weekend.
In Southampton Village, director Michael Disher's Center Stage presents "," by Nora and Delia Ephron, at Southampton Cultural Center.
Based on the book of the same name by author Ilene Beckerman, with five women on stage, the play is a series of vignettes, all about the feelings and memories a certain outfit or piece of clothing can evoke. The stories are quick, sometimes funny, sometimes sad — and often both. Each story introduces a new character, so cast members change their attitudes and affectations rapidly. Sometimes two actresses tell a story concurrently, volleying back and forth. The narrator, Gingy, ties it all together, with Beckerman's illustrations on a projector screen.
Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. General admission is $22. For students under 21 with ID, admission is $12. Group rates are available and reservations are encouraged. To purchase tickets, call 631-287-4377 or visit scc-arts.org.
In Wainscott, the new Round Table Theater Company, led by husband and wife team Tristan and Morgan Vaughan, is staging its debut production, William Shakespeare's "MacBeth," at LTV Studios.
Dawn Watson, of 27east.com, wrote in her review, "This production, directed by Tristan Vaughan and starring Jeff Keogh in the title role, is quite strong, well acted and a joy to watch. Mr. Keogh is commanding and charismatic. He’s believable in all moments—from the heroic to the mad—and was, alone, worth the price of admission ..."
Superstition states that actors should never speak the name "MacBeth" in a theater, but Patch blogger Anita Boyer writes, "A well-rounded cast with some standout performances and creative direction seems to have lifted the curse, at least for this cast."
Tickets are $25 for general admission, and $15 for students and seniors. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2 p.m. Visit ltveh.org to purchase.
In Quogue, Hampton Theatre Company presents "Other People's Money" at Quogue Community Hall.
The comedy, by Jerry Sterner, is about Wall Street buccaneers and their hapless victims. "It was a near cult hit when it first appeared on the New York Stage in 1989," according to the theater company.
Featured actors in the production are a number of company veterans including Edward Kassar, playing Lawrence Garfinkle; Andrew Jorgenson as Terrance Fiore; and Joe Pallister as the narrator.
Showtimes are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults, $23 for seniors (except Saturdays) and $10 for students under 21. Tickets can be purchased at hamptontheatre.org.
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