"In the Day" and "An Act of Love"
"In The Day," by Cynthia Arsenault
Jared has just lost his father. His life isnt working, as he struggles with loss and loneliness. Hes drinking too much and about to lose his job. Out of the blue, Summer shows up at the funeral, ready to create warm memories from her shared past with Jared's dad. Recently sober, she assigns herself the role of Jared's sobriety coach and new best friend. He welcomes her friendship and optimism. Their unlikely liaison offers a lifeline for him and a second chance for her. Maybe. This compact one-act portrays a modern day story of delayed adolescence, relationships truncated by trauma, and the effects of past mistakes on present day illusions. An astute foray into the fragile nature of hope. Directed By M. Lynda Robinson. Featuring Pamela Battin-Sacks and Creston Rice.
"An Act of Love," By Ray Arsenault
Its the middle of the night. Jackson is in bed with the woman he loves, the woman who dumped him thirty years ago and sent him spiraling into an alcohol-laced depression. Becca is back, more beautiful and magnetic than ever. And now shes rich to boot. Becca asks forgiveness; she wants to start over. Her words and demeanor combine to make a compelling case. Jackson wants to believe what he hears her saying. Can he let go of the past, will he vanquish his demons and embrace Becca? There is only one way to find out.
Directed by Glenda Donovan. Featuring Steve Sacks and Lida McGirr.
The Actors Studio of Newburyport (View)
The Tannery Marketplace, 50 Water St., Mill #1
Newburyport, MA 01950
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