THE ECCLES COMMUNITY ART CENTER
2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden, Utah 84401
Located in the historic home of David & Bertha Eccles in Ogden's historic Jefferson District. The ECAC is a non-profit organization dedicated to a continued effort to stimulate interest, foster awareness and provide education in all visual and performing arts.
The Gallery Theater presents “The Reunion” at the Eccles Community Art Center, 2580 Jefferson Avenue, Ogden on May 16, 17 & 18, at 7 p.m. It is a first script by Gallery veteran actor Bev Wilcox. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; reservations can be made by calling 801-392-6935. Tickets are $5, and all proceeds benefit the center and its programs.
Play synopsis: It’s class reunion time, and former classmates Janet Becksted (Jan Hamer) and Amy Edwards (Gloria Wurst) have returned to their old hometown for that event, as well as to deal with some family and personal issues. They meet each other at the Aspen Wood Care Center, where Janet’s mother is a resident. Here, they get to know Greg Schwartz (Allan Lykins) who is a senior staff member. Greg’s roommate, Reuben Garcia (Andrew Cole), crosses their paths, and they are reminded that he is the son of another classmate, Frank Garcia – a high-school boyfriend of Janet’s. Reuben is a musician who is providing the entertainment at the reunion. As the four interact with each other throughout the play, they have occasion to revisit old memories, reacquaint each other with family stories, and share the disparate paths their lives have taken. Despite their individual experiences, the four discover that there is much that they share and that ties them together across the miles and the years.
We hope that you can join us for a performance of “The Reunion” and enjoy the creative work of the playwright, Bev Wilcox, actors Andrew Cole, Jan Hamer, Allan Lykins, and Gloria Wurst, and director, Riley French. Andrew is a professional actor who is well-known for his skilled performances in various venues in Utah, and we are delighted to welcome him to our company for this show. Jan Hamer teaches English at Weber State and is joining us for a second time, having voiced one of the characters in a reading for the March Gallery show. Allan Lykins is a Weber State-trained theater veteran who has performed with us on several previous occasions. Gloria Wurst is a former Weber State zoologist, who decided to dabble in theater as a retirement diversion and has been playing various roles for the Gallery over the last 7 years. Riley French is an undergraduate theater student at Weber State with all the varieties of experiences that entails. He recently appeared in “Innovation Theatre” and has been seen in other campus productions as well. We are all excited to tell this story, and we hope that you will be able to come and watch it unfold!
All plays produced at the Gallery Theater are original scripts by local playwrights.
The Gallery players and technical staff are all volunteers. If you have an interest in participating please call Clarence Socwell at 801-782-8761 for information
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