Bay Village Community Theater kicks off 2018 season

Bay Village Community Theater explores love and sex in life’s golden years in its “All the World’s a Stage[d Reading]” series featuring two sketches from Robert Anderson’s comedy, "You Know I Can’t Hear You When the Water’s Running."

The first sketch, “In the Footsteps of Doves,” focuses on a couple married 25 years who have come to a store to purchase a new bed. A touching, comic debate ensues regarding the merits of twin beds versus a double bed.

The second sketch, “I’m Herbert,” shows an elderly couple reminiscing on previous marriages … and perhaps a few flings. Hazy on the details, the couple don’t realize, of course, how funny they are! First produced on Broadway in 1967, the New York Post wrote that Anderson’s “notably fine comic and dramatic episodes” are “written with skill and insight.”

Performances are Saturday, Feb. 17, at 2 p.m. at O’Neill Healthcare Bay Village, 605 Bradley Road; and Sunday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m. at the Bay Village Community House, 303 Cahoon Road. Both performances are free and open to the public.

margaret hnat

volunteer for Bay Village Community Theater. Am also a former journalist for the Chronicle Telegram and a freelance writer and assistant professor of English at Tri-C.

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Volume 10, Issue 2, Posted 9:19 AM, 01.23.2018