Darien Library is proud to present Weekend One-Acts, a theatrical weekend featuring free performances of one-act plays from three esteemed American playwrights. The program of three works includes one-act plays from the 1960s (A.R. Gurney), the 1970s (Tennessee Williams), and the 1990s (Wendy Wasserstein). There will be an evening performance with opening reception on Friday, October 15 at 7:30 p.m., and a matinee performance on Sunday, October 17 at 2 p.m.
The Golden Fleece by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Marie Reynolds*
Betty and Bill tell the audience they are going to show them the golden fleece. To prove it is authentic, Jason and Medea are to deliver it. A hitch develops. Jason is taking off with another doll and Medea is doing a slow burn. Everyone remembers the impending tragedy, but no one envisioned it taking place here and now with hilarity.
I Can’t Imagine Tomorrow by Tennessee Williams
Directed by Robert Cusack
“I Can’t Imagine Tomorrow” is a two-character play about a lonely and ill spinster being courted by a pathologically shy teacher. Their confrontation, sometimes gentle, sometimes tense, becomes a revealing and moving emotional experience as they accept the need to face alone the terrors that might be more easily met together.
Waiting for Philip Glass by Wendy Wasserstein
Directed by Donna Wyant*
A socialite throws a benefit at her posh East Hampton estate for composer Philip Glass. When the guest of honor is late arriving, the other guests are forced to mingle among themselves and examine their own lives while poking fun at arrivistes of every stripe.
Weekend One-Acts cast members are Deborah Burke, Jim Cooper, Bridget Cusack*, Robert Cusack, Christine Daley, Paula Darlington, Holly Hylton*, Sarah Lee Michaels*, Raymond G. Michaud*, David Pollard, Cami Shore, Dan Swartz, and Matthew Vouse.
* These Actors are appearing courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association.
Crew members are Boo Forster, Barbara Lencheck, Catherine Rose, Kathleen Sauer, and Britt Tapsall.
Original score is by James Mageras.
This program is free and open to the public.
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen’s).