Marble Valley Players in ‘Belles’
‘Belles’ by Mark Dunn is a poignant comedy told in two acts and forty-five phone calls. This Marble Valley Players’ production visits six southern sisters, who, over the course of a weekend, seek to bridge the physical and emotional distance between them via the telephone. In the process, they try to come to terms with their dysfunctional family history. Director Nancy Manney compares this play to her previous production of ‘Steel Magnolias.’ “I have tried to do shows in the past that reflect human trials and tribulations, especially those that concern women. Of course, I want that to be done with humor, because I believe that all that we live, whether good or bad, has to be lightened up!” To this end, Nancy has cast six veteran actresses for these wonderful characters: Michelle Gillette, Julie Redington, Jen Sanford, Judi Tompkins, Gena Wener, and Beth Wolven. Performances are Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, at 7:30 p.m., and a Sunday Matinee on April 6 at 2 p.m., all at the West Rutland Town Hall Theater. Tickets are $15 and are sold at the door on performance dates, at paramountlive.org or the Paramount Regional Box Office, 30 Center Street, in Rutland, Vt. at 802-775-0903.