Gateway Players Theatre of Southbridge presents "Dad’s Dance”, by local playwright Ed Humphries. Performance dates are March 18, 19, 25, 26 at 7:30pm and March 27 at 2pm. All performances will be held at the Fellowship Hall of Elm Street Congregational Church, 61 Elm Street in Southbridge. Parking is available on Elm Street, or in the parking deck behind the Southbridge Town Hall.
This comedy will be directed by Eric Hart, and produced by Ed Humphries. The cast includes Mikey Dearn, Teresa Simpson, Patrick Bracken, Stephen Jean, Mary Darling, Prreeti Tiwari, Lynn Boucher, and Ed Humphries. Stage Manager is Diane Servant, Choreographer is Valerie Langlais, and Technical Director is David Corkum.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and youth under 18. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE ONLINE, AS LIMITED TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR EACH PERFORMANCE. Tickets may be reserved by calling Gateway at 508-764-4531. Online credit card ticket sales are available at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/5322152
Audience size for the performances may be limited in order to maintain social distancing. All audience members at all performances will be required to wear masks regardless of their vaccination status. Socially distanced seating will be in place. Thank you for helping us keep you, our patrons, safe.
The hall will be sanitized by an electro-sanitized sprayer before each performance.
Brendan Carter is a doting Dad who has watched his daughter Emma nurture her passion for dance from a very young age to the very edge of adulthood. In her Senior Year, he decides to take a major leap and join the choreographed Dad’s Dance; an annual event that is always the highlight of the big end-of-year recital. It’s there that Brendan falls into the good graces - or clutches - of a ragtag group of fellow parents who put all sense of dignity aside to put on a show for the audience and a smile on their children’s’ faces - no matter the toll to their two left feet and equally fragile pride. And in the lead-up to the big event, Brendan begins to learn a lot about the healing power of community.
'Dad’s Dance' is a contemporary comedy-drama about the indelible bonds that sometimes form between strangers on this grand and surprising stage of life - one where comedy and poignancy carry equal weight - and where Brendan begins to understand that true wealth is measured not in the treasures we keep but the memories we make.