Somerset Valley Gamers celebrate reopening with comedy ‘Don’t Gown for Dinner’

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Somerset Valley Players (SVP) will rejoice reopening evening on Sept. 10, as Hillsborough’s community theater starts supplying live performances just after an 18-month closure due to COVID.

The a few-present 2021 period will kick off with the comedy “Don’t Gown for Meal.”

“I’m honored to have been selected to immediate the very first reside demonstrate following the COVID closure,” Director Todd Bennington reported in a organized statement. “Being again in the director’s chair has invigorated me. It’s like acquiring back again on the proverbial horse. My actors and I are prepared to soar back again in the saddle and deliver an amazing show.”

The 3 displays that SVP will current in 2021 are all comedies.

“It was incredibly crucial for us to reopen with a slate of comedy displays,” SVP President Roberta Steve explained in the assertion. “We follow up ‘Don’t Costume for Dinner’ with the basic comedy ‘Harvey’ and round out the yr with the crowd pleaser ‘A Xmas Story.’ We want our audiences to chortle, smile, and feel superior once more.”

“Don’t Costume for Dinner” is a companion piece to the comedy “Boeing, Boeing,” which SVP generated in 2016.

Bennington, who also directed that output, claimed in the assertion, “’Don’t Costume for Dinner’ is not a sequel, even nevertheless it capabilities the identical guide characters, Bernard and Robert  The two shows unquestionably stand on your own, though they are both equally hilarious, doorway slamming, mistaken identities farces.”

Established in a French farmhouse in the 1960s, the play entails three partners caught up in several degrees of adultery, lying, romance, and French cuisine.

“My generation team and I have beloved recreating the 1960s style by using our established structure, props and costumes,” Bennington said in the statement. “It’s this kind of a fun period and we like to be ready to transport audiences back again to that time.”

“The previous 12 months and a fifty percent have been a severe problem we have all endured,” Bennington added. “Our patrons have seriously supported us all through the entire closure. They’ve been telling us they are fired up to sit in the theater and take pleasure in stay performances once more – and you know what? We’re just as energized to do it yet again.”

“Don’t Costume for Dinner” opens Sept. 10 and operates weekends by way of Sept. 26.

Generated by Bennington and Holly Lessing and phase managed by Lessing, “Don’t Dress for Dinner” will be on stage at the Somerset Valley Gamers theater on 689 Amwell Highway (Route 514) in Hillsborough. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees start at 2 p.m.

The theater is air conditioned, barrier absolutely free and wheelchair available.

Tickets are $20 for every grownup or $18 for pupils and seniors.

The theater is at the moment providing a particular discount: Get tickets to all three 2021 reveals in 1 transaction and get two pounds off each and every ticket.

For more facts, go to www.svptheatre.org. 

Mellie Mebane

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