CCP opens 20th season Oct. 17

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By Dawn Pearson

Eleven local actresses portraying a variety of women in different life stages will unveil the human condition through individual monologues in Carmel Community Player’s “Talking With…”

The theatre’s opening play of its 20th season was written by Jane Martin and directed by Pamela Kingsley.

It’s virtually 11 one-woman shows woven together to create an exceptional theatrical experience that will touch an audience deeply – whether you are male or female, married or single, Kingsley said.

Each character tells their story through a series of monologues – some very touching, a few emotional and some humorous. The series of characters includes a snake handler, a daughter, a baton twirler, a washed-up rodeo cowgirl, a tattooed woman and an older woman in the twilight of her life.

“The beauty of this play is it speaks to everyone, but it’s explosive and funny and heartbreaking at moments,” Kingsley said. “There are moments that just make you catch your breath. It’s like I’m seeing it again for the first time, each person brings something new to it. I think audiences will really love it.”

Kingsley said she feels the CCP playhouse is a perfect venue, intimate, not too small and the theater will accommodate the play beautifully.

“I truly have very talented actresses, they are blowing me away, many have done theatre throughout the area, they are dedicated and kind of brilliant at times, you see a very high level of acting,” she said.

Featured in the play are Elisabeth Anne Giffin, Jolyn Brewer, Tanya Haas, Ericka Barker, Becky Lee Macy, Christina Mathew, Nicole Ludwig, Sarah McGee, Lori Raffel, Tonya Fenimore and Laura Baltz.

This show does contain adult themes that may be offensive to some audiences. It is not recommended for children under age 13.

“Talking With…” ● Oct. 17 through 27 ● Thursday, Friday and Saturday showtimes are at 7:30 p.m and Sundays start at 2:30 p.m. ● Tickets: adults $15, seniors and students $12. ● For more information visit www.carmelplayers.org.

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