Join SMA Playreaders for a Night of Feeling Good
By: Marthe Fraser
Storm Warning, by Norm Foster, takes place in 1953, a few years after the Second World War. It is set at Pigeon Lake Hidden Cabins, where the caretaker, shell-shocked army vet Jack Forrester (played by David Galitzky), meets the brash and liberated Emma Currey (played by Gina Giampaoli Alderton), a big-city girl who arranges jazz music and is looking for a little solitude in which to get some work done. The two are polar opposites: Emma is open and talkative, whereas Jack is mysterious and reserved. Intrigued by his silence, Emma relentlessly pursues Jack in an effort to get him to share his secrets with her, all the while trying to hide her own dark past.
Wed and Thu, June 22 and 23, 7:30pm
St. Paul’s Parish Hall
Canadian playwright Norm Foster is a master of romantic comedies, and this is really one of his finest. Foster caters to the baby boomer audience by loading this play with subtly dropped ’50s pop culture references to Marilyn Monroe, Miles Davis, and even foreshadowing “the pill.” Captured, too, are the social mores of the day, in the strong, liberated female front that Emma puts up and the shyly awakening emotions in Jack.
The play is directed by Marthe Fraser, and lights and sound are handled by Don Nieglos. Come join us Wednesday and Thursday, June 22 and 23, at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, Calzada del Cardo 6. Tickets will be sold at the door at 6:45 each evening on a first-come-first-served basis. All ticket holders must be present when the doors open at 7pm or their seat may be resold. The play will begin at 7:30pm or when the house is filled. It’s the best bargain in town at only 20 pesos, and we’d love it if you have the correct change.