Last weekend was a success!
It was no April Fools!
Coining an old phrase, "a good time was had by all!" is what the nearly 250 people who watched "Fools" at The Commons last weekend are saying.
Smiles were seen as people wandered around the theatre before the show and during intermission to admire art works displayed by local artists. The atmosphere was calm and cheerful thanks to the acoustic music of Allen Rhodes who entertained patrons with some familiar tunes as well as many of his own original tunes.
Chuckles and out right laughter was heard all during the play as the talented cast of experienced actors portrayed "stupidity" in very clever dialogue during this Neil Simon show.
Both of our adult shows - "Apple Tree" performed in February under the direction of Tommy Thomas and now Fools, under the direction of Roland VanHorn are very under done shows, in my opinion. The should be way more popular than what they are. Both shows were perfect for us here at The Commons; both required small casts and simple sets, they were clean and delightfully entertaining in their own rights. It was good to see familiar faces coming back for yet another show, and really exciting to see so many people come who hadn't been here before, who witnessed that we are indeed doing 'theatre with integrity.' As people bring their talents and skills here, this place will continue to grow and grow.
There is room here for you at The Commons!
Sandra Jensen, Program Coordinator