The Typists, Playreaders - theater

Wednesday, Thursday, September 19, 20, 7:30pm
St. Paul's Church, Cardo 6
$30

The Typists, Playreaders - theater

by Murray Schisgal

When Paul Cunningham (played by Joseph Bennett) reports for work addressing postcards for a mail order house, he makes it clear to his fellow worker, Sylvia Payton (played by Gina Giampaoli), that his employment is strictly temporary.

Paul, a married man, is studying law at night, and with his uncle already in successful practice there is every hope that his future will be a promising one. Sylvia, the "supervisor" of the two-employee office, has a few dreams herself — mostly of the romantic variety so often indulged in by not so young spinsters with widowed mothers to support.

Paul and Sylvia hit it off well, and as Paul's "temporary" tenure stretches on from weeks to months to years they become involved in the shared experiences of close daily contact. And, within the short span of the play, they begin to age and grow gray
While they go on chattering of the important things that have happened to them and of the bright future which will be coming up any day, the futility of their existence becomes increasingly evident. And when they finally dodder off with friendly "good night" to their unseen employer we have witnessed a cycle of life complete with the humor, sadness, self-delusion and reconciliation which underlay and infuse the human condition.

The play is directed by Gina Giampaoli and lights and sound are handled by Dic Simandl. Come join us Wednesday and Thursday, September 19 and 20 at St. Paul’s Parish Hall, Calzada del Cardo 6.  Tickets are thirty pesos.

“Tickets will be sold at the door at 6:45 each evening on a first come, first serve basis. All ticket holders must be present when the doors open at 7:00 or their seat may be resold. The play will begin at 7:30 or when the house is filled.”

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