Romantic comedy continues Clague Playhouse's 95th season

Joseph Kerata as Abel Brown, Molly Cornwell as Grace Bodell and Anne McEvoy as Eleanor Bannister. Photos by Terry Schordock

Clague Playhouse presents the romantic comedy "Fireflies" by Matthew Barber, from the novel "Eleanor and Abel" by Annette Sanford, to continue their 95th season.

Retired schoolteacher Eleanor Bannister lives a quiet life alone in tiny Groverdell, Texas, set in her routines and secure in her position as the town’s most respected woman – until a hole in her roof draws the attention of Abel Brown, a smooth-talking drifter intent on renovating Eleanor’s house, and possibly her life. Can the unexpected sparks of late-life romance be trusted, or is there truth in the gossip that Abel isn’t all that he seems to be? Either way, the whole town's talking.

Directed by Fred Sternfeld, our cast features Molly Cornwell as Grace Bodell, Jeremy Jenkins as Eugene Claymire, Joseph Kerata as Abel Brown, and Anne McEvoy as Eleanor Bannister.

The play runs Friday, Jan. 20, through Sunday, Feb. 12, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m. Admission is $21 for adults, $20 for seniors (60+), and $13 for students (any age with a valid ID) and may be purchased by calling the Box Office at 440-331-0403 Wednesday through Saturday from 1-6 p.m. or visiting Clague Playhouse is located at 1371 Clague Road in Westlake.

Lmited free student tickets (high school and college) are available by calling the Box Office at 440-331-0403 to reserve for any Clague Playhouse Thursday performance, and showing a student ID at the time of ticket pickup.

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Volume 15, Issue 1, Posted 9:53 AM, 01.17.2023