Rock River Players present ‘Evening of One Acts’ at Williamsville Hall
Janine Silva, Tracy Berchi, Amy Donohue of the Rock River Players rehearse a scene from “Here, Gus,” part of the Players’ upcoming “Evening of One Acts” on June 3-5 at Williamsville Hall.

Rock River Players present ‘Evening of One Acts’ at Williamsville Hall

WILLIAMSVILLE — Rock River Players present an “Evening of One Acts” on Friday, June 3, and Saturday, June 4, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, June 5, at 3 p.m., at the Williamsville Hall, 35 Dover Rd.

The lineup includes original works by local authors and a popular one-act play by David Ives.

Players' co-producer Bahman Mahdavi directs Mind Like a Dog by South Newfane writer Vincent Panella.

“It's as if he never died!” exclaims Claire to her sister, Ophelia. She's talking about her deceased husband, Alex, whose ashes have returned with his hip-replacement hardware. Claire soon learns that Alex's new hip can speak, and this comedy “transforms into a tale of grieving and jealousy, love, and marriage,” says Panella in a news release.

Newcomer to the Players, Pamela Corkey, directs The Philadelphia by David Ives and Here, Gus by Jennifer Jasper of Bennington, formerly of Seattle.

Of the former, Corkey says, “A quantum anomaly afflicts a couple of average Joes at a diner,” and of the latter, she explains, “a woman packs up her recently deceased father's apartment and must contend with his dog.”

Rock River Players's Sue Kelly has written and directed Strangers, which captures an unusual conversation between two people previously unknown to each other.

Veteran Rock River Players actor and director (Nickel and Dimed) John Moran directs Drive-in, by Brattleboro's Robert Cullianne, a one-act play demonstrating that not everything in life and therapy is as it appears to be.

The company includes Traci Berchi, Sherry Brown, Ramsey Demeter, Amy Donahue, Thomas Ely, Sue Kelly, Annie Landenberger, Adrienne Major, Stewart McDermet, John Ogorzeleck, and Janine Silva. Cherie Moran is the production stage manager; John Moran is the co-manager.

Tickets are available online at Admission requires proof of vaccination and the wearing of masks. For more information, email [email protected].

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