Why Essex? “The Tell-Tale Farce”

Interview with Art Kilmer, Producer

The Essex Community Players were gracious enough to welcome me back to one of the rehearsals for their newest play, “The Tell-Tale Farce.”  The play is a lighthearted comedy with more drama and love triangles than modern reality TV.  Naturally, I thought that it would be a good fit for an article going out on Valentine’s Day.  Here is what the press release has to say about the show:

“Chaos and shenanigans abound as Essex Community Players continue their sixtieth season with the production of Don Zolidis’s “The Tell-Tale Farce”.  Richard is madly in love with Sarah, the niece of a wealthy widow. In his desperate attempt to court her he pretends to be Edgar Allan Poe. Unfortunately, Abigail, the widow’s granddaughter, is not happy with her fiancé’s lack of…... everything and has concluded that she is in love with the rakish and desirable Poe. Enter Sarah’s fiancé Rufus to further complicate matters. Meanwhile Brinsley, the butler tries his best to avoid a dalliance with the Irish harridan maid.”   

Intrigued yet?  If so, make sure to come by Memorial Hall (5 Towers Road) and check out a show.  “The Tell-Tale Farce” will be running from Friday, March 1st through Saturday, March 16, with performances Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 PM, and a matinee Sunday at 2 PM.  Learn more about how to order tickets here: https://www.essexplayers.com/tickets/.  

For the first time ever, I have the opportunity to run a giveaway through this column!  If you are interested in winning two tickets to see “The Tell-Tale Farce,” please enter through this link: https://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/345513011/.  The only information collected is an e-mail address which will only be used to contact the winner.  The winner will be selected on February 21st

Why Essex? “Essex is one of the few towns with a community theater.  Tickets are affordable, and the venue is intimate.   Make sure to support your local community theater!”

Why Essex? is a weekly(ish) column highlighting the people and places that make Essex an interesting and special place. Have an idea for the column? E-mail Darby Mayville at darby@ essexjunction.org.

Photo Credits: Art Kilmer & John Murray