The cast and crew of Darien Arts Center Stage (darienarts.org) are enthusiastically preparing for the upcoming March performances of Sirens, an audience-pleasing light-hearted romantic comedy being produced with special permission from Samuel French, Inc. This hit at the 2010 Humana Festival of New American Plays offers a humorous perspective on long-term love and the loss of youth.
The Sirens cast consists of Rose, played by Regina Elliott, who is married for 25 years to Sam, portrayed by Joseph Maker, with a modern day Siren, played by Sarah Smegal, who helps to show Sam the error of his ways. James Kamensky is Richard Miller, an old flame of Rose’s. This talented group of actors is directed by Carin Zakes with Mario Fuentes as Assistant Director and Maggie Pangrazio as producer. Crewmembers assisting in preparation and set construction for the show include Steve Simmons and Anthony Tedesco.
The Chicago Sun Times wrote “Deborah Zoe Laufer has tackled – with great humor and some genuine poignancy – a sensitive subject painfully familiar to many couples: a marriage that has lost its spark… Suffice to say Laufer has written some of the most delectable and amusing dialogue we’ve heard on a stage in a long time. Sirens feels fresh, smart and hugely entertaining”.
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 are $25 each and 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.