Meadville Community Theater opens season October 1 with “Private Lives” | New


The Meadville Community Theater opens its 2021-2022 season with “Private Lives” by Noël Coward.

This comedy will be presented from October 1 to 10, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.

Performances are held at the MCT Theater in the Odd Fellows Building, 400 N. Main Street, Meadville. Tickets cost $ 11 for students and seniors and $ 13 for adults and can be purchased at www.mctbackstage.com/tickets or reserved at (814) 333-1773.

“Private Lives” is a truly timeless comedy. A divorced couple discovers that they are on their honeymoon in the same hotel with their new partner. Although their previous relationship fell apart, they find they still have feelings for each other. Old resentments arise, alliances are formed and dissolved, and it is clear that everyone does everything for himself.

Is it credible that this play was written almost 100 years ago? It’s true. Director Joe Galbo said: “Coward wrote ‘Private Lives’ after the last pandemic and the first ‘War to End All Wars’. Ironically, it was written while recovering from the flu in Shanghai.

The play first opened in 1930, and it’s as relevant today as it was then.

Putting the hilarity on stage is a cast of five. Sarah Youngblood and Dan Winston play Amanda and Elyot, Mitchell King plays Victor, Lisa Sperry plays Sybil and Tess DeStefano plays Louise.

And Galbo couldn’t be happier with this talented group.

“They are brilliantly taking over the timeless and uncertain post-pandemic Europe of Coward in the 1920s, right here in good old 2021 Meadville,” he said.

The actors couldn’t be happier either. Winston says he “is thrilled to be a part of the return of live theater to Meadville and is honored to do so with such a talented and generous cast and crew.” This sentiment is repeated over and over again through everyone involved in this production.

Celebrate the return of live theater with the Meadville Community Theater in October.


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