Whitefish Stages Tackle Mind Themes

By Beacon Staff

The curtain goes up for two different shows this weekend on Whitefish stages. While both venture into the world of the mind, they do so in opposing directions.

Acting out hi-jinks and plot twists, the Whitefish High School Drama Club presents the comedy The Curious Savage, a play written by John Patrick. The story about a wealthy widow questions who is really crazy when greedy stepchildren and insane asylum inmates clash over money. The nutballs become the loveable, virtuous characters while the relatives display distasteful human vices in this storyline that appeals to all ages.

The show, staged at the Whitefish Performing Arts Center, runs Thursday through Saturday nights, Nov. 6-8, with the curtain going up at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door for adults at $8 and students at $5.

A few blocks away, Whitefish Theatre Company presents the first in their winter series of Black Curtain Theatre staged readings–A Body of Water, by Lee Blessing. The probing story digs into how humans behave when deprived of memory. Two people—a man and a woman—wake up one morning in a lavish vacation house on a lake, but both are devoid of their past. The thought-provoking and disorienting play raises questions about what is true and whom to believe.

The play is read by Michele Keener, Jim Mohn, and Liz Cronin while Nancy Nei narrates. The subject matter in the play is appropriate for older students and adults.

The staged reading runs Sunday and Monday nights, Nov. 9-10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. All tickets are $7. Call the box office at 862-5371 for reservations.