CABIN FIVER: Five comedies to chase away the winter blues
April 9-25; Fri/Sat @ 7:30pm, Sun @ 2pm
Freeport Performing Arts Center
$10 in advance, $15 at the door
Part IV: “Miss You”, by David Auburn
Admit it: at least once in your life you have left someone hanging to see if a better offer would come along. David Auburn’s short play shows us “relationship musical chairs” in the cellphone age.
At auditions, director Mike Clements described the scenario sort of like this: “Woman is dating Man. Woman spent the day with Man 2 yesterday. Man 2 is dating Woman 2.” The challenge for the actors has been to convey a range of emotions — from excitement and anticipation to disillusionment and anger — all in six minutes and all without ever looking at each other. Of course that is both the beauty and beast of modern technology.
“Miss You” is directed by Mike Clements (An American Werewolf In London, WFCP Home Time Radio Hour) and stars Alicia Ouellette as Woman, Jake Junkins as Man, Erik Tainter as Man 2 and Anne Corbin as Woman 2. Only Jake has worked with the Players before, in the tech booth. We’re pleased to have all of them on the boards with this show.
Warning: Woman 2 gets quite angry with Man 2 and gives him a brief but “colorful” tongue lashing that would not be appropriate for young or sensitive ears.