Kristina Meima (left), who plays Blaire, and PJ Mead, who plays Claire.
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Kristina Meima (left), who plays Blaire, and PJ Mead, who plays Claire.

Wild Goose Players present Claire in the Chair in the Cimetière at Next Stage

PUTNEY — Wild Goose Players will present Claire in the Chair in the Cimetière, a new play written by Sean Hurley and directed by David Stern at Next Stage Arts in Putney, 15 Kimball Hill, on Fridays through Sundays, Nov. 10–12 and 17–19.

As described in a news release, this play is "a whimsical comedy about life and death and finding one's purpose in the unlikeliest of places." 27-year-old Claire, a twin, moves into the local cemetery, where she believes her real life will finally begin and she will be less of a burden to her sister.

Everything has been prepared for Claire's long life with the dead. Her twin sister, Blaire, has arranged for food, water, soap, books, and clothes. Except … Claire hasn't told the local gravedigger, tombstone maker, and undertaker that she's not dying; each one of whom, it turns out, has a pressing need for Claire's life to be as short as possible.

Find out if death is the ultimate punchline in this comedy(1) promoters describe as "sparklingly dark," taking place in a "Roald-Dahl/Edward-Gorey-eque world." In the midst of life, they say, "there is death. Or maybe it's the other way around?"

For tickets, visit Admission is $20 and show times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.

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