The First Play of the 2016- 2017 will be produced in November.
Mark your calendar: November 15, 16 & 17, 2016 Open Seating: 6:30 p.m.
Curtain; 7:00 p.m. Tickets: $5/person Seating Limited to 50.
The production is a one-act drama written and directed by Clarence Socwell who lives in North Ogden.
It is called “SHARDS OF GLASS”. As Helen, the office manager of “Helping Hand,” a clinic of charitable help for anyone in distress, is going about the business of answering the phone, making appointments with Dr. Wilma Johnson, the resident psychologist, Tom, a young man in panic bursts into the office. Helen becomes very emotional because Tom makes her remember some episodes of her own unhappy past. Then when Nat, a regular client, and street fighter sent by the courts for help, arrives, she becomes increasingly agitated. Later as another client, Sonnet, a young artist and recovering drug addict, visits, there are more conflicts of Helen’s embattled psyche. The thrust of the play deals with Helen’s insanity versus her own need for security, and love. It also delves into the aspects in all our lives that are determined by our past and the way we deal with stress. How these varied emotions are dealt with brings the play to its dramatic climax.
I wrote this play because, as part of our human psyche, we all have emotional involvements, some that we can control and some that control us. What we do with these thoughts is another story, one which is met headfirst in “Shards of Glass”. Hopefully, audiences will come away with some new insights, as well as being involved intellectually and emotionally.
The cast features Sarah Mathews, Ogden, as Helen and Alex Birkbeck, Eden, as Tom. Both actors are well-known in local stage productions. Nat is played by Tyson Pendleton, Dr. Johnson by Gloria Wurst, graduates of Weber State University where they are both still active. Angela Watters. cast as Sonnet, has been active in theater and a few performances of the Gallery Theater Stage.
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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