Words Players revives silent play
Not to be all Chicken Little about it, but the Words Players are ready to say, once again, "The sky is falling."
That's because the acting troupe is reviving its silent stage production "The Sky is Falling" for another run, Nov. 15 through Nov. 25, at the Words Players Theatre, 14 Fourth St. S.W., Rochester. The production, inspired by the silent films of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton, was a hit when presented in September. It's coming back for the holiday season.
"The cast is thrilled to be able to perform this again for more people," said Daved Driscoll, director of Words Players.
There is no spoken dialogue in the show. The audience will, however, hear music from the silent film era and sound effects. The stage surrounds the audience, with seating at cafe-style tables.
The story is about the misadventures of the Little Fellow who loses the engagement ring he intended to give to his girl.
Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15, 16, 17, 23 and 24, and at 2 p.m. Nov. 17, 18, 24 and 25. Tickets range from $6 to $20, and can be reserved by phone at 507-216-6431 or by email at email@example.com.