The Receptionist welcomes you to an entertaining evening at Playreaders

By Henry Vermillion

It’s just an ordinary office in a big city… the northeast branch of some corporation. We get to know the receptionist, a very efficient, likeable woman. She (and her husband) collect china teacups and have a teenaged daughter. The receptionist gets calls from a girlfriend who is smitten with a guy who is a total narcissist. Lorraine, second in command to the office boss, flirts with a visitor from the central office, although she knows he’s married and has a small son. The central office visitor is worried about his small son in nursery school. He eats paste. The solid receptionist reassures him. A lot of kids eat paste; it’s no big deal.

The Receptionist
The Playreaders
Wed & Thu, Aug 22 & 23, 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Church
Cardo 6
20 pesos

In other words, everyday people, life in just another office. Until later, when we find that after all this is not an ordinary office, and that everyone but the very competent receptionist knows about things which have a most sinister cast. For the receptionist, however, it’s too late.

The doors open at 7pm and the play begins at 7:30pm, unless the house is full, in which case the play begins at about 7:20pm. Admission is 20 pesos. The play stars Britt Zaist, Lauren Osornio, Ted Englander and Tony Ronci. Dik Simandl handles lights and sound, and Henry Vermillion directs.


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