BELFAST, Maine — Looking for something to cheer you up in these dark, cold winter nights? How about a night of hilarious, side-splitting live theater in an intimate setting? That’s what you’ll get when you come see Midcoast Actors’ Studio’s production of “All in the Timing” Feb. 7-16, at Playhouse Theater in Belfast.
David Ives’ collection of brilliant short comedies is a whirlwind tour de force of wit and wordplay that explores the hilarious ways in which language both unites and divides us. A cast of nine plays multiple roles. Actors hail from as far away as Bucksport and Owls Head. Local veteran actor Greg Marsanskis makes his directorial debut.
“I’m happy to have a great cast,” Marsanskis said in a press release. “The interesting part for me has been to find unity between the different scenes, so the audience sees it as complete unit, and not separate plays.”
“Timing” marks the first show of the MAS 2014 season, which includes 6 productions throughout the year being performed at three venues in Belfast. The entire season is funded with assistance from the Basil Burwell Foundation and the Maine Theater Fund. Jason Bannister, founder and artistic director of MAS, is excited for the new season.
“We are embarking on quite a busy season of theater. With comedies, dramas, a musical, original works by local playwrights, and our traditional holiday show, hopefully there is something for everyone.” said Bannister in the press release. “I hope this wide range of entertainment will attract new theatergoers, along with diehards.”
Performances are at 7 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb.7, 8, 14, 15; and 2 p.m. Sundays, Feb. 9 and 16, at Playhouse Theater, 107 Church St. in Belfast. The Playhouse is an intimate storefront theater which seats 40 audience members close to the stage. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students and seniors (over 65). You get $3 off your ticket price if you call the box office at 370-7592. There is also a special opening night gala, with a meet and greet wine and cheese tasting with the cast after the show for $20.