‘The Actress’ opens Friday at the Lancaster Playhouse


The Lancaster Players will present “The Actress” by Peter Quilter at 8 p.m. March 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24 and 25, as well as 3 p.m. March 12 and 19. The Lancaster Playhouse, 361 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone, will open an hour prior to curtain.

Tickets are $20 each. For reservations, visit lancasterplayers.org, call 435-3776, or email office@lancasterplayers.org.

“The Actress is a fun and light-hearted comedy, portraying the final performance of a famous actress, Lydia Martin, played by Robin Blake,” said director Mark Favazza.

“Step behind the stage and into Lydia’s dressing room where you will notice the action is lively with the swirling entry and exit of her former husband, her daughter, her manager and her older and wealthy fiancé. Each acquaintance creates tension, passion and heated discussion as old love is sparked and already fragile relationships begin to crumble.”

Sally Clarke portrays Lydia’s faithful and caring “dresser,” Katherine. Amy Lewis plays Lydia’s manager, Harriet. Scott Colston plays Lydia’s former husband, Paul. Maggie Smith plays Lydia’s daughter, Nicole. Sarah Soderlund plays the production stage manager, Margaret. Favazza plays Charles.

“The set is elegant, the dialogue is fast-paced and while it is “adult” comedy, it is clean comedy,” said Favazza. “We suggest caution on bringing young children, as there are plenty of comedic references to alcohol and its effect throughout the play.”

The cast has worked hard the past month, the tech crew has provided an elegant and beautiful set and everyone at the Playhouse is excited to present “The Actress,” he said.