Playreaders 6-15-2019

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Norma Doyle

In late May Playreaders read Doubt by Patrick Shanley. Readers were: (standing) Genna Zoellner, Hal McCown, Norma Doyle, (seated) Honora Clemens and Morgan Lambert.

Playreaders meet every Monday from 2-3 pm in the Central Activity Center, Room B. Visitors are always welcome. Come early so that we can meet and greet you.

THE PLAY

On June 17th and 24th Jane Borr will stage Heatstroke by Eric Chappell. Readers are Jane Borr, Dennis Hall, Al Johnson, Jackie Kokemor, Stephen Litzenberger, Hal McCown and Gina Zoellner.

Sam and Fay Spencer arrive for a peaceful holiday in a luxurious Spanish villa, closely followed by actor Howard Booth and his girlfriend, Dodie. Unfortunately, Sam and Howard have matching hold-alls (overnight bags), which become mixed up. Yet a third identical hold-all containing a large sum of money, brings the sinister Raynor to the villa – assumed identities, breakneck pace and hilarious mishaps of farce combine with the tension and startling plot reversals of a thriller occur in this comedy.

THE PLAYWRIGHT Eric Chappell (1933- ) is an English comedy writer who wrote and co-wrote a number of the UK’s biggest sitcom hits during the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s. His successes include The Squirrels, Rising Damp, Only When I Laugh, The Bounder, Duty Free, Singles, Haggard, Home to Roost and Fiddlers Three. He also wrote the stage plays The Banana Box (later turned into the sitcom Rising Damp); Only When I Laugh(based on the earlier sitcom); Natural Causes; Theft and Dead Reckoning. He won multiple awards including the BAFTA and PYE TV Awards.

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