Some stories are timeless in their message, at least that is what PFAA's April York, the director of its latest production, "House for Sale," says about the upcoming production.
York told the Daily Guide that the story, despite its setting in the 50's, is still relevant today because many people have to deal with aging loved ones and choices that must be made about them.
"This one is one that has spoke to me on a level that none others that I have done before have... This one is so much a part of every day life, of every person walking down that street, whether it be now or in the past what they dealt with or what they're going to be dealing with in the future," York said in response to why the community shouldn't miss this production.
Despite the more serious theme of what to do with an aging parent, the play is a comedy that York says will have the audience laughing out loud.
The premise is that Glen Martin, a man in his 70's and a widower, with declining health is extremely resistant to selling his home and moving in with his daughter. For Martin, the house is wrapped up in his memories of his life.
"In his search for a a solution to remaining in his home, Glen advertises for a roommate, pullin several odd and interesting characters. Once the prospective roommates arrive, he quicly loses control of the situation and mayhem erupts," The script says in its description of the comedy.
The Daily Guide won't spoil the ending of the play for the audience, but can promise that the two act play is worth checking out. The Daily Guide stopped in during final rehearsals earlier this week and visited with the director and a couple of members of the cast.
"There's not a time that these two are out on stage that I don't have tears from laughing," York said of Curtis Wood, who plays Max, Glen Martin's best friend, and Jamey Pellegrini, who plays Chuck and the grocery boy.
The actors likened the play to some of the more popular shows from the era like "I Love Lucy" or the "The Honeymooners."
The production will be playing this weekend only at Theater on the Square with a Friday and Saturday curtain of 7:30 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Tourism Bureau in St. Robert, Lone Oak Printing, and St. Robert Family Dental Center. Advanced purchase, rather than door purchase is recommended as seating is limited.
Ticket prices are $10.00 for adults and $5.00 for children 12 and under.