COME PLAY WITH US! One and all are welcome to participate in Jamestown’s community theater troupe: The 2ND Act.
Whether you enjoy the spotlight or prefer the shadows back stage, there is place for all who would like to participate. Actors, stage hands, set builders, ushers, servers, production crew, props and costuming… We have a place for you!
KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THE 2ND ACT:
Relative Values by Noel Coward
Performance Dates: Dinner Theater – March 27, 28 and 29 at 6:00 pm
THE AUTHOR: Noel Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer known for his wit and flamboyance. Coward virtually invented the concept of “Englishness” for the 20th century audience.
THE STORY: Relative Values is a satire of snobbery in all its guises, it deals with the clash of cultures between Hollywood stars and the English aristocracy. The story is set in 1952 England, where Nigel, the Earl of Marshwood, woos Hollywood star Miranda Frayle, upsetting both his mother, Countess Felicity of Marshwood, and her former love, fellow Hollywood star Don Lucas. Right before the engagement party, Moxie, the Countess’s personal maid and best friend reveals that Miranda is her estranged sister. Crestwell, the Countess’s butler, quickly devises a plan-but an inebriated Lucas’s arrival at Marshwood to try to talk to Miranda causing all chaos to break loose.
Southern Hospitality (2013)
Southern Hospitality finds the Futrelle Sisters in trouble again. This time, the problem is bigger than ever: their beloved hometown, Fayro, Texas, is in danger of disappearing and it’s up to the sisters to save it from extinction. Ever since the Super SmartMart and the rendering plant closed, folks have been leaving Fayro in droves. It seems a salsa manufacturing factory is looking to relocate and a company representative is headed to Fayro on a scouting mission. So now it’s up to the citizens of Fayro to quickly make a big impression. How the Futrelle sisters and the other citizens of Fayro, pull together and save their town is a testament to Southern strength and ingenuity—and a recipe for total hilarity.
Almost Maine (2013)
On a cold, clear, moonless night in the middle of winter, all is not quite what it seems in the remote, mythical town of Almost, Maine. As the northern lights hover in the star-filled sky above, Almost’s residents find themselves falling in and out of love in unexpected and often hilarious ways. Knees are bruised. Hearts are broken. But the bruises heal, and the hearts mend—almost—in this delightful midwinter night’s dream.
Several affluent couples gather in the posh suburban residence of a couple for a dinner party celebrating their hosts’ tenth anniversary. However, they discover there are no servants, the hostess is missing, and the host – the deputy mayor of New York City – has shot himself through the earlobe. Comic complications arise when, given everyone’s upper class status, they decide they need to do everything possible to conceal the evening’s events from the local police and the media.
The Odd Couple (2012)
Felix and Oscar are an extremely odd couple: Felix is anal-retentive, neurotic, precise, and fastidiously clean. Oscar, on the other hand, is the exact opposite: sloppy and casual. They are sharing an apartment together, and their differing lifestyles inevitably lead to some conflicts and laughs.
Barefoot in the Park (2012)
A comedy about the just-married Paul and Corie Bratter who move into a dilapidated New York brownstone apartment. Faced with reality after their honeymoon high, the young couple clashes over the building’s disrepair, their eccentric neighbor, a surprise visit from Corie’s mother, and ultimately at the heart of it all, Corie’s free-spirited ways vs. Paul’s more conventional personality.