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Local Talent in DAC Stage Play 'Sirens'

James Kamensky, Sarah Smegal, and Regina Elliott practice their lines for the upcoming play, Sirens at DAC Stage, running from March 14th through March 29. For tickets go to darienarts.org or call (203) 655-5414.
James Kamensky, Sarah Smegal, and Regina Elliott practice their lines for the upcoming play, Sirens at DAC Stage, running from March 14th through March 29. For tickets go to darienarts.org or call (203) 655-5414.

Darien’s talent is given a place to shine in the Darien Arts Center Stage’s performance of Sirens by Deborah Zoe Laufer beginning on March 14 and running through March 29, 2014.  Directed by Carin Zakes, who has substantial experience in community theatre, this show uses ample humor to explore one couple’s recommitment to each other and their relationship. Fresh and contemporary, it is deftly written with a light touch to entertain and lift spirits, and the talented cast brings a depth of experience that shows on stage.

Joseph Maker, Darien resident and attorney by day, portrays Sam Abrams, a husband of 25 years who struggles with his sense of passion, loss of youth and fear that his creative edge is gone. Joe got his start with the St. John Rectory Players of Stamford, joined the Darien Actors/Playwrights Workshop for several roles and has performed at the Darien Library One Acts Weekend and at the Westport Community Theatre.  His character, Sam, is married to Rose Abrams, played by Regina Elliott, who is a voice instructor with the Darien Arts Center Music Department. She has a BA in Music from University of California and a Masters degree in Vocal Performance from University of Connecticut, and has diverse performance experience in theater, opera, cabaret and musical theater.

The character of Richard, played by Darien resident and recent graduate of NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, James Kamensky, is an old flame of Rose Abrams, which adds an interesting twist to the story line. James trained with the Atlantic Acting School and Stonestreet Studios in Manhattan in preparation for his professional acting career.  The Siren, played by Sarah Smegal, becomes a catalyst for Sam Abrams to recognize and appreciate the love that he has. Sarah has been acting locally for over 14 years in theaters around Fairfield and Westchester Counties.

With tickets at $25 each, and a show time that starts at 8 pm, residents can have a local dinner at one of Darien’s many new or established restaurants prior to curtain time; a perfect date night for busy parents. Performances of Sirens are on March 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 8 pm with Sunday matinees on March 16 and 23 at 2 pm. All shows will take place in the DAC Weatherstone Studio located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind Darien Town Hall. Tickets can be purchased through the box office at 203-655-5414 or through the website at darienarts.org. There will be a special ending to the March 15th performance with a ‘Talk Back’ session from the cast and the director.

Founded in 1975, the Darien Arts Center (DAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing visual and performing arts programs and events for the community. The DAC offers educational programs in Dance, Visual Arts, Music & Theatre, & special events & live theatre performances by DAC Stage. Private donations, grants, tuition fees & ticket sales fund the DAC, which is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall. For further information, call (203) 655-8683 or visit darienarts.org.

 

 

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