AACT to present two-for-one romantic comedies


Contributed by AACT

Join Auburn Area Community Theatre (AACT) for “Kalamazoo” and “Check, Please!”- two quirky, one-act romantic comedies that offer a light-hearted look at love, with absolutely no mention of COVID.

In “Kalamazoo,” Peg and Irv, two quirky but endearing baby-boomers, bravely venture into the world of modern dating. When these opposites attract, they discover love isn’t any easier the second time around. Winner of the Riva Shiner Comedy Award, “Kalamazoo” is a romantic comedy about life’s second act and learning you’re never too old to be young.

“A disarming comedy that lets us laugh about growing older … the banter in this play is both hilarious and startlingly honest. It just rings true in ways that can be surprising and shocking, but always satisfying.” — Examiner.com.

And as a bonus feature, Auburn Area Community Theatre will also showcase one of the most-produced American one-act plays of 2019-2020 as a companion and opener to “Kalamazoo.” In “Check, Please!,” dating can be hard, especially when your date happens to be a raging kleptomaniac, or your grandmother’s bridge partner or a mime. “Check, Please!” follows a series of blind dinner dates that couldn’t get any worse – until they do!

 Both comedies, with a mix of new and seasoned performers, are sure to delight audiences aged 13 and up, as the cast of both shows represent a variety of age ranges as well.  “Kalamazoo” is under the direction of Tricia Oliver, with “Check, Please!” being directed by AACT’s very own President, Terry Kelley.

Performances will take place at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center on 222 E Drake Ave. in Auburn, on May 6-8 at 7 p.m., and May 9 at 2 p.m. Runtime is approximately 90 minutes with a brief intermission between the plays.

Tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for students and seniors. Call 334-246-1084 or visit www.auburnact.org for ticket purchases and more information. COVID protocols will be followed based on current recommendations at the time of performances. Due to some brief adult situations and language, this event is not recommended for children under 13. For more information about these events or to purchase tickets, please visit www.auburnact.org. Email info@auburnact.org for group rate information.

Auburn Area Community Theatre is a non-profit organization that exists to serve the Auburn/Opelika Community. Its purpose is to provide an opportunity for education and participation in the world of theatre and present a quality, entertaining, and thought-provoking theatre experience. AACT is actively soliciting new members who have an interest in helping the growth of community theatre. AACT members and the community-at-large are encouraged to participate. For more information, please visit www.auburnact.org.


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